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Olympia Activated Carbon Filters

Improving Water Quality in Thurston County & the Surrounding Areas

The element of carbon is one of the most critical in our world. Not only is it one of the most essential building blocks to any organic material (including our own bodies), but it can be used for multiple purposes, from improving the taste of meals and drinks to getting rid of tiny, harmful contaminants. Even the people living in Ancient Egypt utilized carbon to remove toxic substances, and the developments in this area have only continued to increase.

Thousands of years later, you can now have powerful Olympia activated carbon filters installed right within your home. With this innovation in your house or business, you can trust the drinking water will not only be safe for anyone to consume but will taste fresh and clean. There is no need to hold your nose on account of unpleasant odors lurking about, so long as you have got in touch with West Coast Pumps & Filtration.

Contact us now at (360) 382-1229 if you have any questions about your options for activated carbon filters.

How Carton Filters Work to Remove Contaminants

One way of thinking of a carbon filter is as a very powerful magnet for certain kinds of particles. In the same way a normal magnet attracts metal objects because they have opposite poles, organic substances cling to the surface of carbon filters because they too are polar opposites. When water filled with these undesirable particles flows through the filter, the pollutants stay behind, stuck to their “magnet,” while the rest of the purified water moves through.

Activated Carbon Filters for Expanded Trapping Capacity

You may have heard of “activated” carbon filters, which technically still work through a similar process as normal carbon filters – both acting magnets for unwanted organic contaminants. However, activated filters utilize heat or steam to make the filter’s pores open up even more. As the surface area expands, the filters can take in more particulates, which is why they are even more affective.

Just a few of the examples of contaminants our powerful filters can catch include:

  • Chemicals causing bad smells and tastes
  • Dangerous pesticides and herbicides
  • Traces of chlorine
  • Trihalomethanes (also known as THMs)
  • Mercury

The Importance of Regularly Changing Carbon Filters

While our filters are very powerful at getting rid of deposits of chlorine, cased-in odors, and other undesirable traces of chemicals, it is important to remember that these filters need to be changed every six to twelve months. When your filters are working so hard, day in and day out, they will eventually wear out. Trying to extend the use of your filter will then prove to be more problematic, since the water sitting in a dirty filter will be more exposed to these harmful particulates than even untreated water would be.

Let our professionals at West Coast Pumps & Filtration take care of replacing your activated carbon filters as quickly and as effectively as possible.

Call us today at (360) 382-1229 or contact us online to learn more about all the benefits of superior Olympia activated carbon filters.

What Makes Us Different

  • Family Owned & Operated
  • We Offer Personalized Solutions and Give You Options
  • Financing & Specials Available
  • Licensed and Insured for Your Protection
  • Green Environmentally Friendly Work

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Our Reviews
  • I will always call them before anyone else

    “They put in a new pump and fixed us up completely - and for a more than reasonable price. I cannot recommend this company enough. I will always call them before anyone else.”

    - J.N.
  • They went above and beyond again today

    “This company is all about making sure us out here in the middle of the sticks are taken care of, and it is nice to know people are still looking out for the little guy. Thanks everyone there at West Coast for what you do.”

    - Erryn F.
  • West Coast Pumps did a great job!

    “They were at our house and had diagnosed what to do within 2 hours.”

    - Roger B.
  • I am very happy with the service

    “The technician was friendly, courteous and on time. Kept me informed of the issue and progress. I am very happy with the service.”

    - Linda J.
  • Prompt and informative

    “They were prompt and informative, tested the water on-site and examined the filtration system, giving us a couple options for solutions.¬†They were able to come back the very next day to install the new tank”

    - Steven B.
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