There is a widespread concern about the quality of drinking water. In the last 10 years, the consumption of bottled water has doubled in Spain. Meanwhile, the health authorities repeat over and over again that the water that reaches the homes is completely safe because it complies with current regulations.
Types of water purifiers:
There are different types of water purifiers, adapted to the needs of each one or, of course, the money that each one is willing to spend. There is everything from homemade purifiers, to small containers that are fairly cheap and simple, to more complex facilities and even industrial purifiers. Let’s see which are the common types of water purifiers that we can have in home.
- Containers with filter: They are the simplest and most economical option when cleaning water from bacteria and impurities. However, although they fulfill their function to a certain extent and even make the water taste purer, their effectiveness is very limited and they are based on a simple filter that only serves to clean the most superficial impurities, but not to purify the water completely.
Its mode of use is very simple: fill the water container and wait for it to filter out little by little. All the water that remains below the filter is always clean and ready to be served. Another of its drawbacks is the limited amount of liquid that the containers can hold.
It is coupled directly to the tap: possibly the most used option; they are based on a very basic installation in the kitchen tap. An adapter that connects directly to a purifying container is attached. In this way, the water that comes out of the tap goes directly to the purifying container, which filters the water and, subsequently, acts as a tap (the water will no longer flow out of the tap, but through the purifying container that has been fitted.
There are a large number of devices of this type, from small containers of 1-liter capacity, to large-sized carafes. To mount one of these purifiers by reverse osmosis we will have to be a little handy or at least have certain notions of plumbing (you have to perform operations on pipes, possibly dismantling the sink, etc), and also, we will also need a specific equipment. Therefore, we recommend that if you do not see or cannot have the possibilities to assemble for yourselves, that you do the installation a professional (many establishments that sell this type of equipment, such as Leroy Merlin, have installation service. By the way I suggest you to visit homewatercleanse.com to read more detailed reviews about water filters.
Home water purifiers: there is also the last variety, the cheapest and probably the one chosen by those who are really more committed to the environment and water quality. Making your own homemade water purifier is not too complicated, and you will only need a bottle that has a container, and a mixture of fine sand, gravel, small and medium-sized stones and shredded coal or activated carbon. Do you dare to put it into practice or do you prefer to have everything done?