As a community we are becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of drinking water. We want clean water; we want safe water; we want water that is deliciously refreshing and free of harmful contaminants. However, many of us don’t understand the different processes used to ensure that our H2O is safe, or which method is best suited to our needs - after all, what is water purification and is it different to filtration?The two terms, filtration and purification, are often used synonymously but they have very different meanings. Let’s … [Read more...] about Filtered Water Vs. Purified Water – Is There A Difference?
A common question that we are asked at Puretec is “Why should I change my filters regularly?”. A great question! Using a filtration system for your mains or rainwater is a simple way to enjoy peace of mind. However, if you’re not changing your filters and lamps (on ultraviolet systems) regularly they may not be doing their job effectively.To explain this better, let’s talk about what happens to a filter as it gets older. Many filters have pores or media which trap or attract bacteria and contaminants like sediment, rust and odours. Once … [Read more...] about Why You Need to Change Your Filters Regularly
Have you ever opened your dishwasher only to be met with cloudy dishes and glassware? Maybe after washing your hands, you may have felt like there was a film of residue left, which couldn’t be removed no matter how much soap you used.If you have lived through either of these situations, the chances are you have a common household problem found in many water sources, known commonly as water hardness.According to Puretec water specialist, Burke Stacy, you can identify the first signs of hardness, known as scale, around the hot water areas … [Read more...] about How to remove water hardness