Are you planning to install a new water filtration system into your home? While this may be very easy, there is some research that must be done. Are you familiar with the NSF standards for water filtration systems? At Aqua Water Tech, Inc. we are here to make sure that you get an NSF certified water filter. We are the best ones to trust in Broward County to get you what you need.
What Is NSF Even Mean?
Manufacturers, regulators, and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products, and the environment. Their mission is to protect and improve global human health. As an independent, accredited organization, our standards group facilitates the development of standards, and our service groups test and certify products and systems. They also provide auditing and risk management solutions for public health and the environment.
The Different Protocol for A NSF Certified Water Filter
Because there are no federal regulations exist for residential water treatment filters, purifiers, or reverse osmosis systems, voluntary national standards, and NSF International protocols have been developed that establish minimum requirements for the safety and performance of these products to treat drinking water. The following is a list of some of the protocols:
- NSF/ANSI 42
- Filters are certified to reduce aesthetic impurities such as chlorine and taste/odor. These can be point-of-use (under the sink, water pitcher, etc.) or point-of-entry (whole house) treatment systems.
- NSF/ANSI 53
- Filters are certified to reduce a contaminant with a health effect. Health effects are set in this standard as regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Health Canada. Both standards 42 and 53 cover adsorption/filtration which is a process that occurs when liquid, gas or dissolved/suspended matter adheres to the surface of, or in the pores of, an adsorbent media. Carbon filters are an example of this type of product.
- NSF/ANSI 44
- Water softeners use a cation exchange resin that is regenerated with sodium or potassium chloride. The softener reduces hardness caused by calcium and magnesium ions and replaces them with sodium or potassium ions.
- NSF/ANSI 55
- Ultraviolet treatment systems use ultraviolet light to inactivate or kill bacteria, viruses, and cysts in contaminated water (Class A systems) or to reduce the amount of non-disease causing bacteria in disinfected drinking water (Class B).
Call Us For The Best Water Filtration System
Get your NSF certified water filter today! We at Aqua Water Tech, Inc. pride ourselves on being able to install and maintain a wide variety of water purification systems, in order for you to have the right system to fit your needs. Our options include carbon filters, reverse osmosis, point-of-use filters, and more. All you need to do is check out our inventory and figure out which type of filter is best for your area and what you’re looking for. Call us today for the best options that Miami-Dade County has to offer.