What are the different types of water filters?

What are the benefits of a water filter in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Redlands and Sunshine Coast

Have you been looking for ways to get clean, pure water in your home or business?

If you are concerned about the quality of your drinking water and want to know you are drinking pure, clean water, then a water filter is the perfect solution.

When you drink filtered water you can feel confident you are drinking pure water without having to worry about bacteria or chemicals compromising its quality, helping you protect yourself, your family, and your employees. With filtered water, you can enjoy improved health, as you are not inducing harmful contaminants.

By installing a suitable filter system, you can reduce impurities such as chlorine, lead, chemicals, and sediments in your tap water, so that you always have access to healthy drinking water! helping you protect yourself, your family, and your employees. Plus, having a water filter installed in your kitchen is cheaper than purchasing bottled water, and is better for the environment by reducing waste.

What does a water filter remove from unfiltered water?

  • Harmful contaminants are removed
  • Sodium is reduced
  • Unpleasant-tasting water and odors reduced
  • Insects
  • Bacteria and virus
  • Fluoride
  • Salt
  • Sediment
  • Chlorine
  • Arsenic
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Herbicides and pesticides


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Points to consider when purchasing a water filter

Purchasing a water filter can be a little confusing. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to water filters or purifiers, you need to take into consideration your household or business needs and the space where a water filter can be positioned or installed. Benchtop water filters & purifiers; simply sit on your kitchen benchtop near your sink and faucet, which can be easily installed by the homeowner. They are a perfect option for renters, uni students, or your grandma as they are super easy and quick to set up. As benchtop filters are smaller they take up less of your valuable benchtop space and can be disconnected easily and taken with you if you move.

Under-the-sink water filters As the name implies, are conveniently installed under the sink and out of sight. Unlike benchtop water filters these are generally permanent fixtures and may require a technician to do the installation.

Top 5 Types of Drinking Water Filters

With the various types of Water filters on the market, making a decision on which one will best suit your needs, may not be easy. Let us look at the most popular types of water filters on the market to help make your decision.

  • Activated Carbon

This filter is good for the removal of chlorine, agricultural chemicals, organic substances, sediment, and magnesium. This is the most common type of filter and is often used in conjunction with other filtration methods for maximum toxin removal.

  • Ion Exchange

Good for the removal of hard water and radioactive material. These filters consist of a substance that will exchange one ion for another as the water flows through it. For example, ion exchange will replace calcium or magnesium ions, which causes water hardness with sodium ions. This exchange softens the water. Ion exchange filters do not remove organic material, particles, or bacteria as effectively as other water purifiers do.

  • Reverse Osmosis Water Filter(RO)

Is a top-of-the-line water filtration system, making it an incredibly popular choice. RO removes a large percentage of contaminants, such as dirt, dust, rust sediment and chlorine, and waterborne bacteria from unfiltered water.  When you drink filtered water from this system you will be enjoying clean and great-tasting water. Reverse Osmosis water filters are used in a variety of applications, including whole houses, faucets, aquariums, and restaurants. RO water filters need to be installed under a kitchen or bathroom sink, or they can be mounted in a cabinet or garage.

  • Mechanical

Good for the removal of physical particles and waste matter. These filters are often used as a pre-filtration method. Water flows through a mechanical filter and waste material becomes stuck between nylon floss, synthetic foam, or pads. If we use a fish tank, for example, the filter will trap plant materials, leftover fish food, and waste without trapping beneficial bacteria that are good for the fish.

  • Ultra Violet Filters

Good for removing bacteria and viruses. This type of water filter is environmentally friendly, UV filters will clean water using different frequencies of ultraviolet light. Microbial cells have DNA that absorbs UV light, this process essentially kills all bacteria and viruses, thus sanitizing drinking water. UV filters only rid water of bacteria and viruses so it’s important to use this filter in conjunction with other filters to remove prevalent contaminants like chlorine, lead, and pesticides.

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If you would like more information about water filters, Fallon Solutions are happy to answer any questions you may have.  Simply call 1300 762 260 to speak to one of our team