Why Homeowners Are Installing Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems

Do you buy bottled water? Do you use pitcher filters or an in-fridge filtration system for your drinking water? If so, you’re not alone. Many people drink filtered water because it’s cleaner. As great as these filtration devices are, they only filter the water you drink. What about the rest of the water in your home?

Here at Santa Clarita Plumbing Service we get a lot of questions about reverse osmosis systems. How do they work? Why are they are a better option?

In this post, we do our best to answer these questions for you.

What Is Reverse Osmosis?

First, let’s discuss the process of osmosis. We’ll keep it simple because most people don’t want to revisit high school chemistry. In a nutshell, osmosis fits molecules through some type of filter to move them from low concentrations to high concentrations. The process is the same for reserve osmosis except in reverse. Reverse osmosis is ideal for filtering out bad molecules such as heavy metals and water contaminants.

Reverse osmosis water filtration is a system of tubes and canisters that are attached to water holding tanks. Each of the containers is used for a different part of the filtration process. Here’s how it works:

  • Pre-filtration – Water enters the first container that contains a carbon filter. This filter blocks debris such as chlorine, sediment, and dissolved solids.
  • Reverse osmosis membrane – This is the second canister and in this canister pressurized molecules block chemicals such as urea, copper, barium, arsenic, and virus molecules.
  • Second carbon filter – The third canister is a copy of the first, with one exception. It has an additional carbon filter to catch any debris or contaminants the first two containers didn’t catch. Once water passes through the third canister it’s clean and ready to be used.

Reasons to Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Purifying System

There are numerous benefits of installing a reverse osmosis system that it’s not just that you get cleaner water. Here are some other advantages this system provides:

  • Sodium-free tap water
  • Very little maintenance other than twice-a-year filter changes
  • Water tastes better and is better for your skin, hair, and clothes
  • Improves lifespan of water heater
  • Prevents corrosion and other problems in piping caused by sediment and other chemicals in the water

Would you like to learn more about installing a water filtration device? Contact the top-rated plumbers in Santa Clarita, CA, at Santa Clarita Plumbing Service. We’re happy to discuss your options and recommend the best solutions for you.

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