You may have heard the term “UV System” in context of cleaning water. In this article, we go in depth about what it is. You can also consider if you need one.

What Is UV System?

All the water that goes through your pipes is not completely pure. You may have seen, or use, water filter jugs. It is used to clean drinking water. UV system is a bigger version of water filtration and purification. An ultraviolet (UV) strip is installed in water so it can clear out any dirt or any kind of microorganisms that may be present in your water.

What Is the Importance of Ultraviolet Light?

UV light is going to help in disinfecting the water you drink. It is able to filter out bad or dirty particles in your water. The even better part is that it will not change the water’s pH balance, taste, color, or smell. The necessary systems will be installed at the point of usage. For example, if you drink water from your kitchen tap, the system will be installed in the piping that is found below the kitchen sink. In another case, suppose you require pure water in several areas in your home instead of one specific area. In that case, the system will be fitted very close to the water storage tank. Apart from the UV light strip, another thing required will be a 5-micron sediment filter that goes upstream of the UV filter. This will ensure the removal of any larger particles that could potentially block the UV light. This could result in a lesser amount of efficiency of the UV light. The last stage is requiring chlorine to be pumped through the water system. This will clean any bacteria that are already in the system and will start up the UV light.

Why Do You Need a UV System?

Water is not only limited to drinking. Water is also used for other things, like cooking or cleaning. It is a necessity of everyone. Therefore, it should be important that the water you use daily be as clean as possible. One way you can check to see if you need a UV system is by getting a home water analysis kit. This will let you know about the contaminations present in your water. That will give you an idea of the requirement of a UV System.

Maintaining a UV System

When your UV System has been fitted, it will start working and does not require any assistance. It is recommended to leave the lights on so as to lessen the chances of bacteria that can breed in your water. The good news is that they use very little electricity. The lamps in the system have an average lasting span of a year from the time they are fitted. After some time, there will be some water deposits present on the light sleeve. In such instances, just remove it and clean with a cloth. Cleaning is usually required every few months. Here at Emergency Plumbers, we can help you in all plumbing related emergencies, and can also help you install a UV system if you need any assistance from us. Call us today!