Nassau County Water Filtration Systems
Commercial & Residential Water Purification System Repair & Installation
Providing Water Filters Installation by your Local Nassau County Licensed Plumber!
Queens Water Filtration Systems
We are certified to analyze, repair, and maintain your water filtration system to its best potential:
- Are you experiencing hardness, color, odor, taste, sediment, or other annoying problems?
- Is you water filtration system running correctly to suit your home?
- How often is maintenance necessary?
- Are there any modifications necessary to make for a more efficient system?
Common Terminology for Water Filtration Systems
Reasons to Consider Local Water Filtration on Nassau County
Brown Rusty Water - Iron
Does your water look rusty or brownish? Do you want to take a nice hot bath in a tub filled with clean clear water? Removing iron from your water is easy and if done properly, will eliminate all your problems in just a couple of hours.
Contaminants in Bottled Water - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
Many studies have revealed that bottled water may not be superior to tap water. A 1996 study by the state of New York concluded in its research that many types of bottled water may contain volatile organic compounds. A volatile organic compound is a contaminant which may have short or long term health effects. A common VOC found is Toluene, which is thought to be entering the products from the bottling process, caps and containers, or labeling process.
Source: Water Technology
Contaminants in Tap Water - Parasites
In 1993 there was an outbreak of Cryptosporidium in Milwaukee which sickened approximately 403,000 people and killed more than 100 people. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that is able to make its way to the surface of water supplies, such as reservoirs. Chlorine does not kill this parasite and it can cause days of digestive system misery. Death may result in people with weakened immune systems.
Source: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine - October 1995.
Contaminants in Tap Water - MTBE
MTBE stands for the synthetic compound Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether. It is a gasoline additive which has contaminated many of our water supplies across the country. It is added to gasoline in an attempt to make gas burn cleaner, however, studies have indicated that it has had little impact in reducing pollution.
MTBE is a known animal carcinogen and a possible human carcinogen.
MTBE has a high affinity to water molecules and does not readily bind to soil particles. This makes it travel quickly to underground water sources.
MTBE are released into the environment via transport accidents, leaking tanks, or simply over-filling at gas stations.
One of the many filters installed by AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is the Aquapure AP-DWS1000. This filter meets NSF Standard 53 approved for MTBE reduction. It also addresses taste, odor, VOC, lead, cyst and turbidity concerns. With its quick change filter cartridges and low water cost of only $.30 per gallon, this filter is a great addition to any house.
Source: CUNO Water Group
Contaminants in Water - Chlorine
"Taking long hot showers is a health risk…showers-and to a lesser extend baths-lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking water. The chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled. They can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. House holders can receive 6 to 100 times more of the chemical by breathing the air around showers and bath than they would by drinking the water…"
New Scientist 18 September 1986
Bacteria in Water
Water is susceptible to bacterial contamination after it leaves the public water supply. Many areas of our water distribution piping, facilitate the growth of bacteria. "There it finds warmer temperatures, stagnation, and smaller pipes, valves and fittings. Biofilm that forms on valves and fittings and pipe walls not only feeds bacteria but also protects them from the hot water and chlorine that typically would kill free floating organisms."
Types of Bad Bacteria
*Legionella is almost always transmitted through water
People who may have compromised immune systems, elderly people, and those who are already fighting some kind of disease, may be more susceptible to becoming infected with such bacteria.
Treatment from the public water supply cannot be relied upon solely to disinfect our water. Chlorine concentration levels vary from city to city, and within the water distribution system. Much of the chlorine dissipates in the hot water heater and cannot be detected at the hot water faucet.
Hot Water Temperatures
While most bacteria flourish in warm water temperatures, most will not multiply in the 122 F-124 F range. Maintaining a temperature of 140 F water to all taps has been found to control waterborne pathogens. This is NOT recommended by AWS, especially if there are small children or elderly people in the home, who may be more likely to get SCALDED. Increasing the water temperature in the water heater may be done if the water feeding the faucets is mixed down to a cooler temperature with a thermostatic mixing valve.
Water filters are perhaps the best defense against bacteria. The following filters may be used to reduce bacterial contamination:
- Ultraviolet filters
- 2. 0.2 micron filters
- RO (Reverse Osmosis) filters
It is important to remember that proper maintenance of any water filtration system is necessary. Improper maintenance may increase the presence of bacterial pathogens.
Source: Water Technology Volume 32, Number 9, September 2009
"Studies indicate the suspect chemicals can also be inhaled and absorbed through the skin during showering and bathing…"
U.S. News & World Report-July 29, 1991
Is Your Water Safe-The Dangerous State of Your Water
"A Professor of Water Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh claims that exposure to vaporized chemicals in the water supplies through showering, bathing, and inhalation is 100 times greater than through drinking the water..."
The Nader Report-Troubled Waters on Tap
Center for Study of Responsive Law
"The National Academy of Sciences estimate that 200 to 1000 people die in the United States each year from cancers caused by ingesting the contaminants in water..."
Science News, Vol. 130
Types of Water Filter Systems Installed by AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling - Residential and Commercial:
- Whole house water filter systems
- Reverse Osmosis water filters
- Back washing or back flushing filters
- Ultraviolet water filter
- Hot water heater filters
- Rust removal filters
- Water Softeners
- Refrigerator filters
- Replacement drinking water cartridges
- Drinking water systems
- Iron removal filters
- (.5) micron filters
Water Contaminants Treated with our Nassau County Water Filtration Systems
Water Filtration Resources:
Member of the Water Quality Association
In an effort to demonstrate our commitment to maintain the highest level of knowledge and pride in our work, we have become members of the Water Quality Association. The Water Quality Association provides up to date information on products, legislation, and education in the water quality industry. Visit their web site to see our listing.
Water Treatment Can Help You Save Energy!
A study conducted by the Water Quality Research Foundation, and the WQA, found that hard water can increase hot water heater energy expenses by up to 28 percent! "If that holds true then a water softener that removes calcium could be the second best energy saver in the home." It has also been estimated that shower heads could become plugged with debris in as short as a year and a half. It may be conjectured that appliances which operate with our water, may last longer and be disposed of less with proper water filtration techniques.
Water Log-June 4, 2009 Volume 1, Issue 3
Our Mission Statement
Whether your water filtration system was built in this century or the previous one, our skilled team is certified to analyze and correct the variety of water filtration headaches that are associated with it. Our professionals will guide you through the maintenance process so you fully understand how your water filtration system operates. We stand by our work and drive to make our company the benchmark of the Nassau County water purification market.
With our renowned experience in wide range of Nassau County water filtration repairs, we guarantee our work will be done efficiently and expertly so you can immediately reap the return on your investment. We will repair your system with both industry certified parts and practices knowing that our company is built on the quality on which our customers depend. Our service is available 24/7, around the clock. Our well-trained professionals will also arrive at your location in a timely manner, in a clean uniform, with a fully stocked vehicle, which is also included in their comprehensive training. They will also leave the site clean, removing all materials and refuse they created during the repair. Our parts and labor are fully guaranteed for a year, with extended warranties available.
Don’t Panic! There are cost effective options for pure clean drinking water. Call today for a free water treatment consultation. No matter what your concern is, AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will provide the answer that best addresses your needs.