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Does 'whole home filtration' eliminate discoloration and particles from my water?

Each year, more people are becoming concerned about the cleanliness of the water in their homes. Because of this, it has become common for homeowners to invest in water filtration, so clean water can be readily accessed. The need for education is important regarding this water filtration movement. But how do we decipher the validity of everything we hear? We’re here to set you on the right path to pure, clean water with the top misconceptions debunked.

MYTH #3:

Adding a whole home filter will eliminate discoloration and particles from my water.


If you are constantly experiencing cloudiness in both the cold and hot water, the cloudiness is caused by tiny air bubbles. This air is under pressure in your water pipes, much like carbon dioxide in a bottle of soda. When you turn on your tap, the pressure is released, allowing the bubbles to appear, just as removing the cap from a soda bottle causes the soda to fizz. If you allow a glass of water to stand for a few moments, the air bubbles will rise to the surface.

This phenomenon is called entrained air and does not affect the quality of your water. The water is perfectly safe to drink. Furthermore, white or tan particles in the water usually come from internal plumbing. This material is pipe scale and is a combination of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. Calcium and magnesium carbonates are naturally occurring minerals and are not a health hazard. Over time, these minerals can deposit on the inside of your pipes and then begin to flake off. The water heater is another source for white or tan particles. As the water is heated, calcium and magnesium carbonates precipitate out of the water, forming white or tan sand-like deposits. As you use the hot water, these minerals can be carried along–clogging washing machine screens, shower heads, and faucet aerators.

Installing our whole house filter is a great choice to help breakdown existing calcium and magnesium in your pipes, as well as preventing new scale build up.


There are a lot of myths out there about your water, but the best news is that there are also a lot of answers. Whether you have heard your own myths you need to debunk, or you’re ready to talk to someone about a filtration system, contact PuraClean Water for a free water consultation today to get the facts. We’re here to set you on the right path to pure, clean water with the top misconceptions debunked.

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