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Water that you get from a municipal water supplier can still contain impurities that can make it unfit for drinking or for use in other activities like dishwashing, cleaning, and laundry. A whole house UV water filter for Riverhead, Orewa Or Warkworth can provide all parts of your home with clean filtered water that is suitable for drinking.

Impurities in water can cause spotting in washed dishes, ruin clothing, cause corrosion in plumbing and other appliances that use water, and stain sinks and showers. Whole house water filters work in the same way that other filters do, but instead of using multiple water filters to various devices in the home, it is fitted to the main water source and this supplies clean and filtered water to every point that uses water.

A whole house UV water filter in Riverhead, Orewa Or Warkworth, like most water filters, will have the water going through several stages of filtration. One of the stages is the use of carbon filters that remove both small and large impurities, as well as volatile organic compounds, pesticides, insecticides and industrial solvents. The filtered water will then pass through a UV chamber where it is subject to disinfection from ultraviolet rays. You can also get whole house filters that use only ultraviolet rays if you are reasonably sure of the quality of water and are sure it does not contain any solids. The ultraviolet rays are produced by a UV lamp, whose light is considered germicidal. This lamp is protected by a quartz sleeve, that permits UV rays to pass through.

As the water passes through the UV chamber all living organisms in the water get exposure to the ultraviolet light that then attacks the genetic code of the organisms and eliminates their ability to reproduce and function. The UV light is able to destroy almost all the microorganisms that may be present in water, up to 99.99 per cent, and it does not require any addition of chemicals. Ultraviolet technology has been used for decades by municipalities and by commercial water bottling plants and has now found its way into whole house filters. The UV light is produced in closed chambers and therefore is not of any harm to its users. It is a chemical-free process that creates no by-products. It is simple and safe to use.

It is important that before a UV system is installed, all the pipelines in the home are disinfected through the introduction of a chlorine solution that is allowed to stand in the pipework for some time. This will kill all germs, bacteria and microorganisms, and make the line ideal for use with the installed UV system. A UV system works best if all particles larger than 5 microns are effectively filtered, and the bestĀ Riverhead, Orewa Or Warkworth UV whole house filters are those that have a single or two-stage filtration system using carbon and other filters, that removes all solids.

UV systems must not be installed directly on PVC pipe, as UV light rays can cause the PVC to rot as it would when exposed to sunlight. A minimum length of 12 inches after the UV filter can allow the UV light to dissipate.

When last did you have your home or premises inspected? Do you know whether any structural or hazardous problems exist or could arise in the future? Building inspections Warkworth, Mangawhai, North Shore, & Albany are critical to identifying these problems before they can become a catastrophe.

Apart from the obvious, such as inspecting for pests/structural damage caused by pests, water damage, asbestos and lead paint, there are a number of additional tests that need to be provided as part of a comprehensive building inspection. The conventional as well as additional tests provided by Hawkeye building inspections Warkworth, Mangawhai, North Shore, & Albany are to ensure the health and safety of every person on the premises.

1. Buying or Selling

Before buying a property, you should insist on seeing a building inspection report. If you are selling, potential buyers may request this report from you before they are willing to go ahead with a purchase. A pre-purchase building inspection Warkworth, Mangawhai, North Shore, & Albany covers a wide range of issues that are problematic or could arise in the future. As a building owner, this report presents the opportunity to make the necessary repairs or upgrades and as a potential buyer, gives you the option to withdraw from a purchase agreement should problems have been detected. Keep in mind that you may require a pre-purchase inspection report on a property before a bank or other financial institution will approve a mortgage, home loan or other type of finance for a specific property.

2. Electrical and Plumbing

Electrical or plumbing pipes, wiring, circuits and other components can age and are likely to succumb to wear and tear overtime. It is of utmost importance to test for leaks as these could result in severe structural damage as well as cause electrical and other hazards such as mould. A building inspection will ensure that the electrical and plumbing in a building are up to date and up to standard.

3. Asbestos Testing

Although the use of asbestos in construction was banned decades ago, there are still buildings that contain this highly hazardous material. It is therefore still important to have a building tested for asbestos even if it is new and should not have asbestos in the structure.

4. Meth / P Testing

Most people are unaware of what P testing is and why it is necessary. Basically this test is to detect any dangerous residue that remains from cooking and using Methamphetamine (Meth). Even a minuscule amount of meth can result in mild to severe health conditions especially of a respiratory nature and may in some cases be fatal.

5. Environmental Risks

Expert building inspections Warkworth, Mangawhai, North Shore, & Albany should also check for any environmental hazards and risks that may be present. These risks should be listed in the inspection report.

In order to ensure that you are receiving professional building inspections Warkworth, Mangawhai, North Shore, & Albany, it is highly recommended to choose experienced providers who have some qualification or skill in the building and construction industry. Hawkeye House Inspections have decades of experience in providing inspections and reports that ensure that a structure meets with standards required by the New Zealand Building Code.