Tips for home
When people think of decorating their walls, the first thing that usually comes to their mind is the decorating or painting a mirror of some sort. People also like to put sconces, family portraits and shelves where permanent objects can be displayed. Another form of wall art that is making a comeback from the last century is the wall hanging, also known as tapestry. There is a form of textile art and it is woven by hand or weaved. Typically, cotton and yarn are used to make wall hangings, although more complex ones are known to be made of silk and even gold and silver fibres.
Water filtration systems are an effective solution for eliminating chlorine, fluoride, parasites or bacteria in household tap water. Clean, healthy water can help reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disease, as well as help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including bladder, colon and rectum. Instant access to drinking water means less travel to the store to buy bottled water which is sure to be quite inconvenient and expensive in the long run.
Here are four popular types of water purification systems that one can consider installing in their kitchen:
Pitcher water filters:
A popular and affordable option is the pitcher water filters. The filtration process takes place in the pitcher and relies on granular activated charcoal to help remove certain contaminants. These pitchers are most effective in high chlorine areas. It can help improve the taste of water but is not the right choice for removing fluoride, heavy metals, herbs or pesticides.
Distilled water systems rely on the process of boiling water and transferring vapor to a second chamber that returns the vapor to virtually contaminated free water. This is a very involved process, but very effective in removing fluoride and heavy metals from tap water. Also, it will kill the bacteria in the water. In addition to harmful pollutants, this system can also remove healthy minerals from the water. Also, the system is not the easiest to install at home and usually requires professional assistance.
Water softeners are a practical addition to the home for those who live with problems related to water hardness. This system replaces magnesium and calcium ions using potassium or sodium ions which create hardness which are already in the water.
Reverse osmosis systems are one of the most popular choices for home installation. A major difference with different models is the number of steps involved in purifying the water. The high-end system is designed to complete 5 or 6 different steps and can use ultraviolet light to destroy carbon filters, micron filters, semi-permeable membranes and even highly resistant bacteria.
Once installed, reverse osmosis systems are really easy to use and often have a special faucet in the kitchen sink for lifting clean water. The running cost is quite affordable with the need to replace the filter every 6 to 12 months.