Frequently asked questions
Reverse Osmosis is a process that uses pressure to force a solution, for our purposes water, through a membrane to separate out the vast majority of the suspended and dissolved solids from the solution.
Reverse Osmosis treated water has many benefits to your health, with one of the key benefits expressed by most of our clients is how much more water they drink now because it just “tastes so good!” Reverse Osmosis system also can benefit your health by removing protozoa, bacteria, viruses, and common chemical contaminates.
Short answer is, almost everything! Reverse Osmosis systems can remove protozoa, bacteria, viruses, and common chemical contaminates. Reverse Osmosis systems have been shown to remove more than 90% of contaminants found in the water piped to your home.
It has been shown that Reverse Osmosis systems can remove or dramatically reduce a variety of contaminants. These include:
Aluminum, Arsenic, Asbestos, Atrazine, Benzene, Chlorides, Chlorine, Copper, Cryptosporidium
Cyanide, Fluoride, Giardia, Lead, Mercury, Nitrates, Radium, Radon, Silver, Sodium, Sulfide
Trichloroethylene, Total Trihalomethanes, Bacteria, and Viruses.
One of the most common things our clients tell us is that “The water tastes so much better!” They are popular because of the taste and purity of the water they produce. They are easy to install, use, and maintain; and are available at a very reasonable costs, especially when compared to other water purification and filtration methods.
Reverse Osmosis system users also tend to comment on how much more water they drink since installing the system.
While it is true that drinking ultra pure water, like the type used to clean semiconductors and make microchips, can suck minerals out of you; Reverse Osmosis systems do not create water to that purity level. Another thing to bare in mind is that water that pure tastes terrible.
Reverse Osmosis systems are designed to take out as much as impurities as they can, and they do not discriminate between good or bad contaminants. However, there are additional filters that can be added that will put good minerals back into the water improving the taste and quality further.
If you want the best tasting water, or have any concerns about what is in your water, or if you have noticed a funny taste or odor in your water, then an Reverse Osmosis system is for you! Reverse Osmosis systems are also recommended for individuals with compromised or weakened immune systems as these individuals are more susceptible to infections caused by waterborne viruses and bacteria.
With proper services and maintenance, virtually forever. The filters and reverse osmosis membrane, along with the other components, can be replaced as needed.
In general, the quality of water being produced by the Reverse Osmosis system should be tested every 3–6 months. Depending on the Total Dissolved Solids results, some or all, of the filters and membrane may need to be replaced. A good rule of thumb is to change or clean the primary filter (first filter the water comes in contact with) every 3 months to ensure the best quality water is reaching the rest of your Reverse Osmosis system, with the remaining filter being changed every 6 months. The Reverse Osmosis membrane should be changed, on average, every 2 years.