whole house systems

Why Filter Your Shower Water?

One half of our daily chlorine exposure is from showering. Chlorine is not only absorbed through the skin, but also re-vaporized in the shower, inhaled into the lungs, and transferred directly into the blood system. In fact, the chlorine exposure from one shower is equal to an entire day’s amount of drinking the same water.

When chlorine is used as a water treatment, it combines with organic matter to form compounds called trihalomethanes (THMs), also known as disinfectant byproducts. One of the most common THMs formed is chloroform, which is a known carcinogen. Other THMs formed include the di and trichloramines formed when chloramine is used as a disinfecting agent. These compounds are toxic when consumed, inhaled, or applied to the skin. Whole house carbon filters are a great choice when considering a chlorine filter. Chlorine in various forms, is added to water by many treatment plants at levels that have been shown not to be a health concern. The goal is to kill bacteria and other harmful organisms but, unfortunately, chlorine itself can lead to an undesirable taste and odor, along with damaging side effects in your body.

3M 902, 903, 904

Improve the quality of all incoming water, providing cleaner, clearer water throughout your entire home.

1. Helps to provide consistent high quality water for whole
house filtration
2. 100,000 gallon capacity (approximately one year cartridge
life under most water quality conditions)
3. Three types of filters:
902: Particulate/Well Water – ideal for larger homes and light commercial applications
903: Particulate/Chlorine Taste & Odor/Municipal – ideal for larger homes and light commercial applications
904: Heavy Duty Particulate & Scale Reduction (5 micron)/Municipal – **includes a scale inhibition media to help reduce the potential build-up of hardness scale in water using appliances**
• 20 gallons per minute peak fl ow
• Water pressure: 25 – 125 psi
• Water temperature: 40°F – 100°F
• Nominal 5 micron rating
• 1” NPT inlet & outlet threaded connections

When you need to quickly and effectively treat all of the water that comes into your home, a whole house backwash filter may be your best option. These large water filters include a tank of filtering media through which water flows. The contaminants are trapped in the media, allowing clean, healthy water to flow through your home’s pipes.

The filter bed itself is a granular substance that is usually referred to as the filter media. Media are numerous and varied. Common media are granular carbon, sand, garnet, anthracite, zeolite, granular manganese dioxide, and greensand. Many media are known by their brand names : Centaur, Filox, Birm, Filter Ag, and KDF, for example.

• Solid state microprocessor with easy access front panel settings
• Front panel display for time of day, days until next regeneration, volume remaining, current flow rate and total volume used
• Four methods to initiate regeneration; meter immediate, meter delayed, time clock delayed or pressure differential
• Optional double backwash feature offers optimum regenration, cleaning ability and efficiency

Quotes from Respected Authorities

“Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of (chlorine) chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water. Chloroform [a known carcinogen] levels increase up to 100 times during a ten-minute shower in residential water”- Dr. Lance Wallace – Environmental Protection Agency

“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