Water Filtration 101

What is Water Filtration?

Water filtration is a process that removes contaminants from your water to create better-tasting, better-smelling, cleaner, safer water.

How Are “Salt-Free” Filtration and Conditioning Systems and a Hybrid Filtration and Softening System Different?

When you think of a “water softener” it depicts a system that employs a method of ionic exchange that removes hard water minerals (like magnesium and calcium) out of the water and replaces them with sodium ions. Then, these minerals are rinsed or flushed to the drain when they have accumulated in your system. This means your water is now free of these healthy minerals. A reverse osmosis system in needed at your kitchen sink because soft water is not safe to drink. Thought reverse osmosis water treatment creates safe drinking water for you and your family, it requires extensive maintenance and it can be very costly over time.

Modern Filtration systems do not soften water, but instead are complete water filtration systems that also condition your water to prevent hard water scale without the need for salt. While a Modern Filtration system does not remove healthy minerals from the water, it does alter the chemical structure of those minerals so they don’t form scale inside pipes and fixtures. This results in safe and clean water delivered to every faucet in your home, with no need for salt, replacing filters or worrying about costly maintenance. 

How Do I Find Out What's in My Water?

We have got you covered.Fill out this form. We will contact you with resources and in most cases provide data based off independent testing of water systems throughout the country.

What Kind of Contaminants Might Be in My Water?

Some water contaminants, like sulfur and iron, are easy to spot by odor or discolored water. Other, potentially harmful contaminants, like lead and arsenic, can go dangerously undetected by the senses. Modern Filtration systems remove hundreds of potential contaminants from your water.

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Isn’t City Municipal Water Ok Without a Modern Filtration Water Treatment System?

Well, that depends on how you look at “OK.” Most communities meet Primary Drinking Water Standards as established by the EPA. But this water can still contain impurities you can’t taste or smell – impurities that can, potentially, be dangerous. Typically, municipal water systems use chlorine and/or chloramines that kill bacteria and other microorganisms. These harsh chemicals create dry skin and hair, and have an unpleasant taste and odors that make water less suitable for drinking, cooking and bathing. Modern Filtration transforms this water by filtering out harmful chemicals and contaminants, nasty smells and tastes to provide clean, alkaline water throughout your home.

Do Modern Filtration’s Systems Remove Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) From the Water?

The answer is “no.” But don’t worry.

Total dissolved solids (TDS) are the inorganic salts and small amounts of organic matter present in solution in water. These are usually calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium cations and carbonate, hydrogencarbonate, chloride, sulfate and nitrate anions.

Modern Filtration’s multi-stage municipal water filters use redox (oxidation-reduction) and adsorptive methods to remove dangerous contaminants from your drinking water. This technology provides us with some of the highest contaminant reduction levels in the industry.

TDS is not an accurate indicator of water quality and is not linked with adverse health issues. The primary component of TDS is simply minerals, like calcium and potassium. If you get a higher TDS reading it usually indicates higher levels of trace minerals in your water and is actually desirable.

Think about this: Bottled mineral water has TDS readings in excess of 250 ppm. Modern Filtration systems filter out chemicals, heavy metals and disinfectants in one step, leaving the healthy minerals intact. If you have a TDS reading that is way outside the recommended range, you don’t need to worry.

Can I Take the Modern Filtration System With Me When I Move?

Modern Filtration systems are designed to be easily moved when you do. A licensed plumber or good handyman can uninstall your system in a few minutes and reinstall it for you in your new home.

What Does the Modern Filtration System Add to the Water?

Modern Filtration doesn’t add anything to your water. But, we do remove literally hundreds of harmful chemicals and contaminants, as well as undesirable odors and flavors.

What Kind of Maintenance Do the Modern Filtration Water Treatment Systems Require?

None. That’s the beauty of our systems and we offer a best-in-class, 20-year warranty, too.

What’s My Return on Investment?

With a Modern Filtration hybrid home water system you won’t need to buy expensive bottled water, you’ll use less shampoo, soap, laundry detergent and household cleaners. Plus, your clothes with stay brighter, whiter and last longer. Expensive appliances won’t need to be replaced as often because most mineral deposits are filtered out. But what you can’t put a price on is your family’s quality of life. You’ll all enjoy healthy, better-tasting drinking water from every tap, help prevent skin irritation, have healthier pets and plants, reduce potential plumbing issues, plus you’ll save money and reduce environmental waste. 


How Much Does Shipping Cost?

Shipping in the continental U.S. is $39 for systems under $1000 and freight delivery is FREE for all whole-home systems over $1,000.

How Do I Get It Installed?

We work with preferred plumbers across the country to get you the best rate to have it installed in your home. We even can help your plumber with installation diagrams and more. Learn more about our installation process.

How Much Does Installation Cost?

Installation varies based on the home plumbing, installation style choice and code requirements in your area. In most cases if you have a water loop in your garage, installation will be easier and not require as many hours. 

We work with preferred plumbers across the country to get you the best rate to have it installed in your home. We even can help your plumber with installation diagrams and more. Learn moreabout how we can help you with installation.

How Long Will It Take to Get My Order?

Delivery usually takes 7-10 business days, depending on inventory.