Expert Installation of Reverse Osmosis Water Systems
Installing a reverse osmosis system for home water lines improves the taste and quality of water directly from your faucets. You won’t have to keep buying bottled water or using water pitcher filtration systems. A reverse osmosis system ensures that all water from your home’s faucets is clean and safe to drink, and cook with. At Apple Plumbing in Scottsdale, AZ, we can do an in-home evaluation to find the best reverse osmosis system for your needs and goals.
What Is Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis is a process through which water is pushed through a filter and semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminants and particulates that affect the water’s color, odor, taste, and quality. The result is safe drinking water, reducing or eliminating your dependence on bottled water or water purification filters.
How Does a Reverse Osmosis System for Homes Work?
A reverse osmosis water system is considered one of the most practical and effective water filtration methods for homes. You will enjoy clean, great-tasting water and reduce waste and reliance on bottled water or expensive water filters. Reverse osmosis water filters use a membrane, sediment filter, and carbon filter to remove particles, VOCs, chlorine, and other contaminants. Here’s a look at the steps in the reverse osmosis system:
- Water enters the system and enters a pre-filtration process. A carbon filter and sediment filter remove sediment and chlorine.
- Next, the water enters the reverse osmosis membrane, where dissolved particles are removed.
- Water then flows to the storage tank, where it is held until needed.
- Water filtration continues until the storage tank is full.
- When you turn on your RO faucet, water leaves the storage tank and goes through another filter to remove any remaining contaminants.
- More water is then pushed through the pre-filtration process to ensure the tank remains full.
Contaminants Removed by Reverse Osmosis Process
The reverse osmosis process removes almost all harmful contaminants from your city’s water supply before the water flows through your faucets. We can conduct a water test to determine the quality of your home’s water supply and identify any contaminants that might affect your water’s safety. If the water test shows high levels of pesticides, ammonia, arsenic, cyanide, nitrates, nitrites, chromium, and anything else above the levels deemed safe by the EPA, you need a whole house reverse osmosis system.
The system removes the following:
- Foul odors and tastes
- Herbicides and pesticides
Reverse Osmosis Water System Maintenance & Lifespan
A reverse osmosis water system can last 8-10 years with proper care and maintenance. Your reverse osmosis system membrane and filters should be replaced periodically. You should also change the pre-filters and post-filters every 6-12 months. If you have hard water, you will need to change your reverse osmosis membrane every 2-4 years, and you should replace it every 5-7 years if you have soft water. You can also install a TDS meter to assess whether your reverse osmosis membrane is functioning properly.
Contact Us for the Best Reverse Osmosis System
If you’re interested in finding out if you would benefit from a reverse osmosis system in Scottsdale, AZ, call or contact us online. We can conduct water testing to identify contaminants and determine what pretreatment your water needs to render it safe. We can help improve the taste and quality of your home’s water supply, improving the health and safety of your family.