Probably the most strong absorbent known to man, carbon is the material that has been used to absorb impurities from water for a long time, rendering it clean enough to drink. The carbon in the carbon house water philtre is actually known as activated carbon and usually contains either granular activated carbon (GAC) or powdered carbon block (carbon block), which is the better of the two carbons. Activated carbon water and philtres eliminate or reduce several volatile organic chemicals (VOC), herbicides , pesticides, as well as chlorine, benzene, cancer-causing trihalomethane (THM) by-product compounds, radon, solvents and hundreds of other man-made chemicals that are also present in tap water. Some activated carbon house water philtres, however, are moderately efficient in eliminating some (but not all) heavy metals; on the other hand, tightly compacted carbon block water philtres mechanically extract particles up to 0.5 micron like Giardia, Cryptosporidium, turbidity, and particulate matter. Learn more about Pacific Coast Carbon LLC.
Quite cost-efficient, water and philtres from the carbon house are most effective in extracting organic compounds, and need little maintanence. However, carbon house water and philtres need regular philtre changes, so ensuring that philtre replacement schedules are followed is very important so that your philtre maintains adequate filtration at all times. So don’t wait for the unpleasant tastes and odours to return to your water until agreeing that you need a new philtre, as this is a strong sign that your philtre will no longer be able to eliminate pollutants completely because it has exceeded its service life.