Disadvantages of UV water purification
Ultraviolet water purification systems work using a ultraviolet lamp. The UV system kills 99.99% of the bacterial contaminants, like E-coli and Salmonella.
The system is chemical free and is very safe to use.
Before you go shopping for water purification systems you should test you water and determine the best system for your needs. UV systems do not remove sediments and chemicals. Even more, sediments will make the UV system very ineffective.
Choosing a system
First of all you need to determine the volume of water that needs to be processed by the system. If the volume is high, then you should consider buying a system that can cover your house needs. You can install multiple purification units at each facet or a single purification system.
If you have chemical and sediment problems then consider buying a .5 micron, carbon block filtration unit and also an UV system. This combination offers the greatest protection.
Purchasing and installation
You can buy UV systems through online orders. You will not need special tools and knowledge to install it. You just need to follow the instructions provided. The UV system needs to be the last point of purification before water enters the home.
There are a few things you need to have in mind. You need to use copper piping as UV systems wear PVC pipes. Also, the system will need a quick remove fitting, in case of repairs and replacement.
The maintenance is very easy. The lamps need to be replaced every year. Check the system for wear and damage.