Selecting the best water purifier for your home can be a difficult decision and it becomes more complex when you have a lot of questions in your mind and you search for the answers to it. I have also faced the same problem while I was selecting the best water purifier for my home, as I have searched a lot on the internet and then bought an RO Water Purifier. Since I have faced a lot of problems in it, I don’t want other patrons to face the same hassle, so, today I will be sharing some of the FAQ’s that every customer asks before purchasing a water purifier.
Frequently Asked Questions – Drinking Water and Water Purifier:
Is borewell or municipal supplied water safe for consumption?
The water that comes from bore-well water is generally hard in nature and it may contain a lot of contaminated like germs & bacteria. On the other hand, the supplied water that you get at your home might look clean and it might taste good, but you cannot be sure about it that it is 100% safe for consumption. So, I would say, both borewell and municipally supplied water are not safe for consumption.
Is Bottled Water Safe for Drinking ?
You see a lot of people drinking bottled water, but do you know what your plastic bottle is made of? It might be made using PET – Poly Ethylene Terephthalate or PP – Poly Propylene, HDPE – High-Density PolyEthylene or PC – Poly Carbonate and many other materials. Plastic bottles that are made using such materials might contaminants of fecal matter, saliva, and food residues and these are hazardous to your health. So, why to create a risk to your health, when you can drink filtered water rather than bottled water.
Why do you need a water purifier?
Drinking filtered water is the best solution to stay healthy and I think everyone drinks it. But, do you really think that the supplied water or the tap water is completely free from contaminants? So, in order to ensure that you drink safe and pure water, installing a water purifier is a must. A water purifier can clear all the impurities from your supplied water, thereby making it pure for consumption. Drinking filtered water can keep you away from waterborne diseases.
What is TDS level of Water?
Dissolved solids mean the presence of minerals, salts, metals, that are dissolved in water and Total dissolved solids (TDS) consists of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and some amounts of organic matter. The presence of TDS is water makes it tasty, but having excess in amount makes it harmful.
As per Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS),
- TDS Level that is less than 300 (Milligram/Liter) termed to be Excellent
- Between 300 to 500 (Milligram/Liter) is Good
- Between 600 to 900 (Milligram/Liter) is Fair
- Between 900 to 1200 (Milligram/Liter) is Poor and
- TDS Level Above 1200 (Milligram/Liter) is Unacceptable
Which Water Purifier Brand is the Best in India?
Well, there are many water purifier brands like KENT, Aquaguard, HUL and many models available in the market, which you can purchase. But, before you opt for any brand, you need to check few things like market credibility, the range of products available, servicing center and many other. You can also check the customer review as this will make you understand about the company in depth. I would suggest you to opt for KENT water purifiers because the brand has a wide range of water purifiers under the RO, UV and UF category. Kent has an affordable price range of water purifiers that would suit your budget. The brand provides better after sale services.
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RO UV or UF Water Purifier, Which is the best?
If the supplied water looks clean and tasty, but you are not sure about the presence of micro-organisms, you should use UV water purifier as it can kill all the harmful pathogens. UF water is gravity water purifier, which can be used to remove bacteria and cysts, apart from other impurities like dust, sand, chlorine, etc. from the supplied water. On the other hand, RO water purifier is best removing bacteria, viruses and harmful dissolved impurities.
Check the supplied water and bring home the required water purifier.
Is RO water safe for consumption?
This is the question that every customer asks and the reason is, RO water purifier removes essential minerals from water. But, there are water purifiers that have TDS controller added to it, which can help retain all the essential minerals in water and make it safe for consumption.
Hope this post would help you take a better decision in selecting the best water purifier. I have shared most of the necessary things that you should know before purchasing water purifier. Share your comments below or let me if I have missed any ask question.