The system removes dissolved impurities. Your reverse osmosis drinking water system can effectively remove a wide range of dissolved impurities, including minerals, salts, and other contaminants that may be present in your water supply. Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification process that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove dissolved impurities from water. The process works by using pressure to force water through the membrane, designed to remove impurities larger in size than the water molecules.
The Process Of A Reverse Osmosis System
The RO process begins by pre-treating the water. By passing it through a sediment filter, it removes larger particles such as sand, sediment, and dirt. The water then flows through a carbon filter, which is used to remove chlorine and other chemical contaminants. After pre-treatment, the water passes through the semi-permeable RO membrane, where the dissolved impurities get removed. The membrane is made up of a very fine mesh that can only let water molecules pass through while trapping impurities such as ions, minerals, salts, and other dissolved contaminants.
You Don’t Want To Know What Is In Our Drinking Water
A pump generates the pressure that forces the water through the membrane. Then, it pushes the water across the membrane. It separates it into two streams: one that is pure and one that is considered “reject water,” which is high in impurities. The pure water then goes through a post-treatment process, which may include passing it through a carbon filter for polishing. It also passes through a UV sterilizer to kill any remaining bacteria or viruses. The end result is water that is free from dissolved impurities. Now the water is safe for drinking, cooking and other household uses. The dissolved impurities that can be removed by reverse osmosis include heavy metals, salts, fluoride, bacteria, viruses, and even dissolved gases such as radon. In contrast, larger impurities, such as sediment, get removed by a sediment filter.
It Improves Your Home’s Water
By removing impurities, a reverse osmosis drinking water system can improve the taste and odor of your water, making it more pleasant to drink and use for cooking and other purposes. This can include things like chlorine, which often gets added to municipal water supplies as a disinfectant, and other dissolved contaminants such as minerals, salts, and microorganisms.
It Improves The Taste And Odor Of Your Drinking Water
During the RO process, water passes through a semi-permeable membrane designed to remove impurities that are larger than the water molecules. The membrane acts as a barrier. It traps impurities on one side while allowing pure water to pass through to the other side. By removing these impurities, RO can improve the taste and odor of drinking water by making it clearer, cleaner, and fresher. This can be especially noticeable when compared to water treated with chlorine, which can leave a distinct taste or odor in the water.
Makes Your Water Easier To Swallow
Additionally, the RO system may include a carbon filter as part of the pre-treatment stage, which removes the chlorine and other chemical contaminants. Carbon filters work by absorbing chemicals, which means they stick to the surface of the filter, leaving clean, chlorine-free water. Again, the result is water that is free from impurities, chlorine, and other chemicals. Now water is a more pleasant and refreshing experience to drink, cook with, and use for household needs.
Provides Purified Water For All Household Uses
Since your reverse osmosis drink water system gets installed at the main water supply line, it can provide purified water for all household uses, including drinking, cooking, showering, and laundry. Everyone in the home will experience the many facets a whole house reverse osmosis system will bring. For instance, you’ll feel the difference in your hair and skin. Additionally, you will taste fresh tasting water right from the tap. Those water spots you see on your shower doors, and countertops no longer exist.
Hard water spots come from our municipal water supply, which includes calcium and other minerals. Unfortunately, the hard water spots are left behind when the water dries on your shower doors and countertops. Keeping hard water spots off our counter and dishes is a never-ending battle.
Reduces Wear And Tear On Appliances
Hard water can cause mineral buildup in appliances, such as water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, and coffee makers, which can have their efficiency and lifespan reduced due to hard water. A reverse osmosis system can remove these minerals and prolong the life of your appliances, and likewise for your plumbing system as a whole.
Your Pipes Will Benefit From A Reverse Osmosis System
Your pipes have a life expectancy of 40-60 years. However, if your water is like so many others in Southern California, that number could get reduced by hard water deposits that build up in your plumbing system. For example, copper pipes are known to get restricted by hard water deposits that build up over many years, causing low water pressure. Inevitably your pipes will need replacing because of the deposits. A whole-house reverse osmosis system will protect your pipes from calcium deposits in your pipes expanding their lifespan.
The Environment Will Also Benefit
Think about this. No more plastic water bottles entering our landfills and oceans that are killing our environment. Maybe you’re a family that makes weekly trips to fill five-gallon water bottles. Better yet, you might have them delivered to your home. Save time, money, and the environment by installing a water whole-house water treatment system.
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When you’re ready to make the move, we’re ready to educate you on reverse osmosis water systems. Make an informed decision regarding your reverse osmosis system. Big B’s Plumbing in Murrieta, CA, has been providing water treatment systems for over a decade. We’re a licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing contractor, #986152. We have over a thousand five-star reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and Google My Business. We’re also A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau. Call us today, and we’ll provide you with the service you would expect from a top-notch plumbing company.