You’ve heard the dangers of using contaminated water, and you want to do all you can to protect your family from the adverse effects of unclean water. If standard water filters don’t filter out enough lead and other contaminants, you may want to look into getting a reverse osmosis water system.
Because of its high level of filtration, it is incredibly effective in removing bacteria and viruses from water. Reverse osmosis (RO) is so efficient in removing contaminants reverse osmosis water is one of the types of filtered water that is considered safe for cancer patients. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of reverse osmosis water.
What is Reverse Osmosis Water?
The reverse osmosis filtration process is a relatively simple process and can remove between 95-99% of total dissolved solids (TDS) in water. Some of the contaminants that are eliminated during the RO process include:
How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?
Pressurized tap water is pushed through a semipermeable membrane to remove the contaminants from the water. Unlike standard filters in which impurities are collected in the filter, RO pushes water through numerous filters and sends the water to the holding tank, then flushes the contaminants down the drain. All that’s left is fresh, clean water for you and your family to enjoy.
How Much Water Does a Reverse Osmosis System Use?
The RO filtration process typically takes four gallons of water to produce a gallon of filtered water. However, this amount can vary depending on the contaminants, the number of dissolved solids in the water, and the temperature of the water.
Advantages of Reverse Osmosis Water
Now that you know what reverse osmosis water is, let’s discuss some of the advantages you will discover with a reverse osmosis system.
1. It Tastes Better
Because the RO process removes the majority of TDS in water, you will notice that your water odor improves, as well as the appearance and the taste. And when your water tastes better, you will find that your family will start drinking more water.
Not only does it taste better when drinking RO water, but food tastes better when it’s made with RO filtered water. This is because chemicals and minerals in untreated water can change the flavor of your food when you use water for cooking. And although boiling water will kill bacteria, it doesn’t have an effect on contaminants that are in the water.
2. Health Benefits
If your water is sourced from a municipal treatment plant, it has already undergone a filtration process. But some contaminants are not EPA regulated and still end up in your water.
If you want to ensure that your water is even more pure, RO can help ensure that chlorine, lead, fluorine, and other purities have been removed. RO water filtration systems are second to none in regards to removing impurities in a cost-effective and efficient way.
3. Saves Money
Although there is an initial investment and minimal maintenance, investing in a reverse osmosis system can help you save money in the long run. For example, with a RO system, you will no longer have to buy bottled water, refill jugs, or pay for a water delivery service.
4. Easy Maintenance
Maintaining some water filtration and purification systems can be extremely time-consuming. RO systems, on the other hand, are very easy to maintain. The maintenance consists of changing the membranes and filters per your system’s manual. And what’s even easier than that is that the water experts at Independent Water Services, inc. can maintain your reverse osmosis system for you.
5. Energy Efficiency
As powerful and effective as an RO system is, you may be surprised to learn that they don’t use electricity. Reverse osmosis systems run on water pressure. They only use electricity if you add a pressure-boost pump or an ultraviolet lamp that requires electricity.
6. Clean Water On Demand
Your RO filter connects directly to your faucet. This makes fresh, clean drinking water available on demand. It’s so easy to use you may even forget that the filter is there!
Independent Water Services, Inc. Can Help You Get the Fresh, Clean Water You Deserve
While it may seem like one RO filtration system is the same as the next, there are some significant differences. If you have more questions or are ready to get a reverse osmosis system installed in your home, Independent Water Services, Inc. can help.
We’ve been helping customers throughout Central Washington get the best water possible for their homes and businesses since 1986. We are an EcoWater dealer specializing in water purification, softening and filtration, and drinking water.
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