Cost of a Water Filtration System in Tampa
August 15, 2022
Tired of buying bottled water? Worried about contaminants in your local tap water? Whatever your concerns, a water filtration system can provide peace of mind that your drinking water is safe, clean, and free of potential hazards like copper, chlorine, arsenic, or lead.
In Tampa, water filtration systems typically cost between $900 to $6,000, with an average of $4,000.
That’s a big range— we know. So to further explain, let’s break down the cost factors involved:
- The system you purchase
- Type of filters you need
- The plumber you hire
We’ll review each cost factor below to provide helpful guidance for homeowners. You’ll be empowered to make the smartest choice for your household’s water quality concerns and budget.
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The System You Purchase
The biggest cost factor is whether you install a whole-home or point-of-use filtration system. Typically, whole-home systems are the most expensive.
As the name suggests, whole-home or “point-of-entry” water filtration systems filter all of the water coming into your home. These systems are ideal for properties with well-water (which often suffer from sediment, dirt, and heavy minerals) or households that want the convenience of filtered water from every tap (such as the shower, washing machine, and even dishwasher).
Because they can be more cumbersome to install, whole-home filtration systems have higher labor costs. You’ll also pay more for the system itself, which is larger and more complex than single point-of-use filters.
Want filtered water from your kitchen sink’s faucet only? Consider a “point-of-use” system. These can be easily installed near your desired fixture or appliance. That way, you get filtered water only from the places you want or need without paying for a whole-home filtration system.
Due to the ease of installation, point-of-use systems cost less to install. Note: Depending on the type of contaminants that need to be filtered, you may have to install a whole-home filtration system and additional point-of-use filters.
Type of Filters You Need
Whether you install a whole-home or point-of-use system, you’ll also need to pay for the filters themselves.
Certain filters cost more than others, and if you need a combination of filters, this will increase your costs too.
Some common types of water filters include:
- Spin-down - $. If your water has dirt, sand, rocks, plant particles, or other types of sediment, you’ll need to remove them before filtering out smaller microbial contaminants. These spin-down filters use a centrifugal motion to push water through a chamber to trap and remove large sediment.
- Activated carbon - $$. As one of the most common water filters around, activated carbon filters are ideal for removing chlorine, mercury, pesticides, herbicides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), unpleasant odors, and more. Using a process called “adsorption,” the carbon filter acts like a sponge. As water flows through the filter, contaminants get attracted and then stuck to the carbon.
- Ultraviolet - $$$. Concerned about harmful microbes like viruses or fungi possibly living in your water? Consider an ultraviolet water filter. As water passes through the filter, any living organisms will get zapped by the powerful UV wavelengths.
- Reverse osmosis - $$$$. Reverse osmosis filters are incredibly efficient and versatile. Not only can they remove sediment, heavy metals, and chemicals, but they can also eliminate harmful viruses and bacteria such as E. coli.
Once your filters are in place, you will need to change them regularly. The frequency varies based on the filters you install, but it’s important to consider for long-term budgeting.
The Plumber You Hire
As you can see, a lot goes into the water filtration process! It’s crucial to hire a trustworthy plumber to get the cleanest water possible. Not only will they care about your water quality, but they’ll also provide a top-notch installation (probably backed by iron-clad warranties too).
Experienced plumbers will charge more for their services, but the peace of mind that you gain is priceless. After all, nothing’s worse than paying for costly repeat labor when your initial goal was to save money!
When searching for a reliable plumber to install your Tampa home’s water filtrations system, we recommend looking for the following signs:
- 10+ years of experience
- Proof of licensing and insurance
- No-obligation estimates with upfront prices
- Hundreds of verified (and recent) 5-star reviews
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
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Whether you’re looking to install a whole-home or point-of-use water filtration system, you can trust Red Cap’s knowledgeable plumbers to walk you through all options and find the right system for your needs and budget. We provide no-obligation pricing estimates and some of the strongest customer protections in Florida. In fact, if we’re late, we’ll credit you $100 towards a future service!
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