Plumbing - Water Quality & Filtration

Pure water is an essential part of a healthy home or place of business. At Arctic Air Home Services, our plumbers in Sarasota offer water softening and purification systems to improve the quality of your water and safeguard your health. If you've ever wondered how your water stacks up, give us a call to request an assessment and learn more about the options available to you.

Arctic Air Home Services sells, installs, and maintains water softeners and purifiers. Schedule a water quality assessment today by dialing 941-297-0992 or filling out our online contact form.

Signs You Need a Water Purification System

Wondering if you need a water purification system? You can tell a lot by the appearance of your water. If your water is foggy, or a color other than clear, that's a pretty big indication that your water quality is subpar.

Municipalities occasionally clean piping which causes a rusty color, for example, and most municipalities use chlorine and other chemicals to treat water. Excessive chemicals in water can make it taste poorly, not to mention that's just putting more chemicals in your body than is natural.

If you get your water from a well instead of from the city, a purification system is still a very important measure to take to ensure a healthy water supply. Water pumped from a well does not get tested on a schedule like municipal water, so purifiers may be added as a preventative measure.

Q & A on Water Quality

What Is "Hard Water"?
You've probably heard the term "hard water" before, especially here in Florida where our water is considered very hard.
Water that is "hard" contains a large amount of minerals, which while not dangerous to health do still affect the water's quality. Hard water can cause a number of problems ranging from dry and itchy skin and hair to mineral buildup and corrosion of your plumbing fixtures, pipes, and appliances.
What Are the Advantages of a Water Softener?
Water softener installation can help you reap the following benefits:
  • Healthier skin, hair, and nails
  • Easier lathering of soap and shampoo
  • Cleaner laundry and dishes
  • Longer lasting appliances, including water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines 
  • And more
Why Should I Consider Installing a Water Purifier?
While our water here in Florida is generally safe, that doesn't mean that it is as pure as it could be.
It's a good idea to consider adding a water purification system to your home. Why? Purification systems reduce the number of potentially harmful chemicals and minerals present in your water supply, such as:
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
And possibly chromium-6 depending on what type and brand of purifier you use.
These are just some of the many minerals and organic chemicals that can be present in municipal water.