What is a UV System?
Ultraviolet (UV) Water Purification systems use special lamps that emit UV light of a particular wavelength that has the ability, based on their length, to disrupt the DNA of micro-organisms.
These UV light waves are also referred to as the Germicidal Spectrum or Frequency. Ultraviolet. UV rays penetrate harmful pathogens in your home’s water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA).
UV water purification is usually used with other forms of filtration such as reverse osmosis systems or carbon block filters. We specifically use Carbon Filters when installing a UV system.
How It Works
A UV water purifier treats micro-biologically unsafe water with germicidal ultraviolet light.
The UV light disinfects by penetrating micro-organisms and destroying their DNA. DNA plays an important role in organisms’ functions and reproduction hence destroying the DNA prevents the organism from being active and multiplying. If you drink bacteria-infested water, the organisms can embed in your digestive tract and replicate.
No bacteria, viruses, molds, or their spores can survive when exposed to the correct dose of UV light. Therefore UV is considered the best solution for water sterilization.
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What Are The Steps?
The first step to knowing if you are in need of a UV system is having your water tested for bacteria. The two most common types of bacteria found in well and personal water sources are Coliform and E.Coli.
If you were to get a positive result from the bacteria test the second step would be to order a well shock. This is where we pour bleach into your wellhead and draw it into your home. This must sit for a minimum of 12 hours, the longer the better, with no water use what so ever.
Once the time has passed either the customer will flush out the lines or our service tech will come back and flush the lines until the smell of bleach is gone. After a week or two, we suggest you have a second bacteria test taken. If you get another positive result then it’s time for a UV system to be installed.
We are currently using Viqua UV Systems as they work the best! These are installed where the water enters your home so that the bacteria can no longer reach you or your family.
AN INSTALLED UNIT
The UV System is made of two parts. To the left is the unit controller. The controller has a built-in warning light that lets you know when the UV bulb needs to be changed out.
To the right is the UV chamber which houses the Ultra Violet bulb. These systems are space-efficient, reliable, durable and the ease of maintenance makes it Hassel-Free!