Dec 18 , 2023
Navigating through the many water filtration methods out there can feel like a maze. With so many options, finding and choosing the right one for your needs can seem daunting.
At King Water Filtration, we're all about empowering our customers with knowledge. Today, we're spotlighting UV water filtration, understanding what it is, its capabilities and its limitations.
What Is UV Water Filtration?
UV water filtration can sound like something out of science fiction. Rather than rely on chemicals or filters, UV filtration uses ultraviolet light to combat microorganisms, effectively neutralizing them. How? UV light has electromagnetic energy in it that messes with the DNA and RNA of germs. By targeting their genetic code, the UV light kills the germs by keeping them from repairing themselves or reproducing. This technology is adept at handling a variety of biological nasties lurking in your water like bacteria, viruses and Protozoa. Think of UV light as a high-tech bouncer, keeping your water safe from microbial gate-crashers.
Pros and Cons
On its face, UV water filtration has several benefits. First, its effectiveness against viruses is pretty noteworthy. Depending on the intensity, some UV filtration systems can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria in water. Another significant benefit is the absence of chemicals in the filtration process. This means that it purifies your water without the addition of chemicals like chlorine, which is commonly used in many public water treatment systems. Also, UV filtration excels in leaving your water as it should be: pure, clean, and free of any unpleasant aftertastes or smells. This aspect can appeal to those who are sensitive to changes in their water's taste or smell.
However, UV filtration isn’t a cure-all. The effectiveness of UV filtration heavily depends on the clarity of the water. If the water is muddy or turbid, the UV light cannot penetrate effectively, so it can’t neutralize harmful microorganisms as well as it could with clear water. It's very important to understand that UV filtration is a very targeted approach. It's excellent for dealing with biological contaminants like germs, but it falls short with nonbiological contaminants. UV does not affect contaminants like sediment, scale, heavy metals, chlorine, chloramines, pharmaceuticals and VOCs. This means that if these are your first concerns, UV filtration alone may not give you the clean water you need. Not to worry, though: Our comprehensive filtration system filters all the contaminants mentioned above and improves taste and odor.
UV filtration is a specialized tool in the water purification toolkit. It’s excellent at dealing with germs, but it’s not a one-stop solution for all water contaminants. At King Water Filtration, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with a comprehensive understanding of water filtration options. For those in search of a broad-spectrum, whole-home water filtration solution, King Water Filtration’s offerings might be just what you need. Remember, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to the quality of your water!
To protect you and your family’s water, there’s no better filtration system on the market than King Water. Whether for a city or well system, our filters eliminate contaminants ranging from turbidity and chlorine to heavy metals and PFAS. Our systems require zero maintenance and are backed with up to a 20-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee, making them an easy choice to complement the other actions listed above. To get started, fill out our contact form or call us at 1-855-957-2166, and we’ll set up your free consultation. You can also purchase King Water Filtration systems through The Home Depot.