Every home in the United States consumes hundreds of gallons of water each and every day. Water is not only necessary to maintain the life, but it is also needed to accomplish household tasks. To a very large extent, domestic water treatment is of extreme importance to make sure that water is safe for drinking. It must also be free from any other undesirable attributes that may affect water as well as an each activity where water may be needed.
Bacteria, parasites and viruses
Water, if left untreated, makes very many harmful organisms that may adversely affect one’s health. These bacteria can cause dysentery, cholera and diarrhea. In order to get rid of these deadly bacteria, there must be a good water treatment system in effect. This is of utmost importance.
Boiling is one of the oldest ways of treating water in the home. It is one of the safest methods that there is. When you boil water, you are able to kill all of those harmful viruses, bacteria, and parasites that are swarming in the water we drink. Boiling is considered to be the easiest and fastest method to make sure that the water we drink is safe.
Another method of treating domestic water for drinking purposes is by using a mechanical water purifier. In comparison to boiling, this type of water treatment is much more expensive. However, it is extremely safe and convenient because you can get drinking water that is safe at any time of the day or night as long as your water purifier is working. On the other hand, for businesses, it is advisable to look for a commercial water treatment company that would help them to establish a safe and efficient water treatment system.
Distillation is another very old domestic water treatment. However, it is a very demanding and consuming process. The water is brought to a boiling point and once the steam is present it is gathered and put into another container to allow it to condense or cool down. Although not many homes use this method, this is a very proven effective way to treat water. It is also a rather expensive because the special equipment that is needed costs quite a bit.
Iron and copper
Iron and copper are two of the metallic elements that are present in water. If you happen to see red stains in your sink or faucet then you immediately think that iron is present. If you happen to see a bluish color on your pipe opening or on your sink, then it is very likely that copper is present.
The treatment of domestic water is very important to make sure that the water is free from undesirable elements such as iron and copper. Would you like to put your clothes in the wash only to find that they have red stains all over them because iron has accumulated in the water? If these elements are left unattended for a long period of time, they can also clog pipes.
One way of treating water that has these elements present is to use another element called chlorine. Chlorine kills microbes and it also frees water from the elements of copper and iron.
No matter what the latest advancements in technology are for treating water, the basics are still thought to be the best methods. They are by far cheaper as well.