When the results from a comprehensive water quality test show that your well water has sediment or high turbidity, a Sediment Filter System for the whole house may be recommended to reduce/eliminate the dirt, sediment, sand or other large particles from your drinking water. One of the challenges in treating turbid water is that all of the different particles have different sizes, so filters are made with various micron ratings to indicate the size of particles that it will trap.
Sediment filters are physical filters, meaning that they don’t do anything to the particles in the water; they cannot remove chemicals, dissolved metals, pesticides or other contaminants – they simply prevent them from passing through the filter. Sediment filters are rated in microns, another word for micrometers, and the smaller the micron rating, the smaller the size of particles the filter can trap. For comparison purposes, a human hair is about 100 microns wide. Whole house sediment filters are available in a range of sizes, from 50 microns down to 1 micron or less.
This service includes both the whole house Sediment Filter System and the installation.
Why Remove Sediment from Your Well Water?
While mostly an inconvenience, sediment in your water can eventually wear out your equipment leading to pump failure and the need for replacement. However, contaminants like viruses and pathogenic bacteria can attach themselves to suspended solids, increasing the risk of illness. Sediment filters are designed to remove suspended solids, which are also known as sediment, turbidity, or particulates. A sediment filter essentially functions like a net that catches unwanted particles as your water flows through the system.
Sediment filters are common in many homes, but they have limited function. Only sediment that is in suspension will become trapped. Trace pathogen elements, heavy metals, and volatile organic compounds can still remain in your water.
What to Expect
Your service will be delivered by a SafeWell Professional. You can expect the following:
- Consultation with a SafeWell Water Quality Manager
- Request quotes for service
- Receive several quotes from professionals via email
- Schedule an appointment for installation
- Pre-screened professional arrives at your home
- Installs and tests system
- You pay service provider directly
- Follow up phone discussion
- Rate your service experience on SafeWell