RO (Reverse Osmosis) systems are becoming increasingly popular as a way to improve water quality for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes. RO systems can provide clean, safe drinking water in homes without the need for expensive bottled water. In addition, they can reduce contaminants and minerals that may cause health issues. Understanding the benefits and functionality of RO systems is key to determining if it is right for you.
1) Removes contaminants: RO systems work by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane that filters out many contaminants, including sediment, heavy metals, and bacteria. This means the water you drink is much cleaner and safer than tap water.
2) Reduces chlorine: Chlorine is added to municipal water supplies to kill bacteria and other organisms. While it might be effective in killing these organisms, it can also cause health problems when consumed in large amounts. An RO system removes chlorine from the water so you don’t have to worry about ingesting too much of it.
3) Improves taste: Many people who switch to an RO system think their drinking water tastes better than before. This may be due to the removal of chlorine and other contaminants from the water, but it could also be because of the addition of minerals that are often added back into the water after filtration.
4) Saves money: Bottled water can be expensive, especially if you’re buying it regularly. An RO system provides an alternative to bottled water, allowing you to enjoy clean drinking water without breaking the bank.
RO systems usually consist of a few simple components, including a pre-filter, a membrane, and a storage tank. The pre-filter removes large particles from the water before passing it through the membrane. This helps protect the membrane from clogging and improves its efficiency. The membrane then filters out small particles, including bacteria and other contaminants. The water is then stored in the storage tank until it is ready to be used.
In addition, some systems also include a post-filter that further removes any remaining contaminants from the water before it reaches your faucet. This can help ensure that only clean, pure drinking water reaches your tap.
Wild Water Plumbing is a professional plumbing company that specializes in installing RO systems. We can help you determine the best type of system for your home and install it quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you improve the quality of your drinking water.