Activated Carbon Filters in Maryland

Activated carbon filters are key to keeping your water safe from pollutants and contaminants, especially from well water. When it comes to weird smells or taste coming from your well water, the team at Water Doctor can help.

Often, the first signal that the water is contaminated in your home is from a musty odor, which is from organic matter  There can be other signals that there are contaminants in your water, such as other strong odors, staining on glassware, cloudy water, or a funny taste.  Water Doctor is trained, licensed, and able to diagnose and fix a variety of issues when it comes to water contamination and odor removal.

If you are looking to schedule an activated carbon filter installation for your home or find the solution that is best for your home, contact us today at 877-677-9275 or online to request a quote!

What are Activated Carbon Filters?

Activated carbon filters are barriers that capture substances that contaminate your drinking water. Activated carbon filters remove the contaminants through adsorption, meaning organic compounds stick to the filter’s surface. “Activated carbon” means that the carbon is treated by heat and/or steam during the manufacturing process. This opens the pores of the filter, therefore the increasing surface area and giving the carbon more capacity to hold contaminants. This allows the water to flow through completely and catch substances.

Activated carbon filters have a large surface area, along with being extremely porous. They are effective at reducing bad tastes, odors, and other particles in water. The pores are tiny and measured in microns, so the smaller the micron, the finer the filtration.

Why are Activated Carbon Filters Important?

Carbon filters are critically important when it comes to capturing pollutants and containments. Carbon filters are rated for CTO (chlorine, taste, and order) removal along with VOCs (volatile organic compounds).  A Carbon “Block” Filter can also protect against organisms smaller than a micron, such as lead and microbial cysts. The filters work like a screen door: They keep the unwanted elements from passing through but allow clean water to pass through.

Call Water Doctor for Your Activated Carbon Filter Installation

When it comes to having bad odors, funny tastes, or a cloudy look in your water, Water Doctor is the expert to call to determine the best course of action for your home and budget. With an activated carbon filter, your water can be filtered properly, leaving you with the good minerals while getting rid of the harmful ones. We have been helping Maryland homeowners keep their water clean and smell-free since 1979.

To contact us about activated carbon filters, give us a call at 877-677-9275 or request a quote online.

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