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  • Rachelle Fomon

How safe is the water in your home?

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

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. Naturally, the need for education is following suit. 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 #1:

All filters must backwash to work properly.


I hear this a lot, but it’s a common misconception. Most carbon filters require backwashing. Backwashing is necessary for the health and longevity of carbon media, effectively preventing bacterial growth and keeping the media from packing and channeling. Our whole house filters use a media called Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF). KDF Fluid Treatment's unique combination of copper and zinc creates an electro-chemical reaction. During this reaction, electrons are transferred between molecules, and new elements are created. Some harmful contaminants are changed into harmless components. Free chlorine, for instance, is changed into benign, water-soluble chloride, which is then carried harmlessly through the water supply. Similarly, some heavy metals such as copper, lead, mercury and others, collect on the KDF media and can’t be shaken loose, thus being effectively removed from the water supply. There are such trace amounts of the heavy metals in our water that it would take over 30 years for the KDF media to be saturated by these metals. Also, our filters have a constant upward flow path that keeps the filter media always moving and not packing down or channeling. Up-flow technology sends water upwards through the filter media, allowing the media to better circulate the tank, and increasing the contact time between the water and the media. This means that water is more thoroughly filtered. In a sense, our up-flow filter is in this constant state of backwash when water is turned on in the home. Since KDF is a very dense medium, you don’t have to worry about it being lifted to the screens and clogging the system like carbon media fines can.

In summary, our filters outperform carbon backwashing systems, all while saving water, which is our planet’s most valuable resource.


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.


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