Reverse osmosis has a big name, and few people actually know what happens in this common water purification process. To choose the best water purifier for your home, you need to know how reverse osmosis (or RO) works and if it will produce the best results for your home.
What Happens During Reverse Osmosis?
Reverse osmosis has applications that include removing impurities from drinking water plus desalinating ocean water. Pressurized water flows through multiple filters to draw minerals and impurities out. As the pressure forces the water through the filters, the particles remain behind. More filters generally increase the particles taken from the water.
Advantages and Disadvantages of RO Systems
Reverse osmosis makes water better tasting and removes the undesirable products from it. The system we install is small enough to fit under your kitchen counter or for use with your refrigerator. This compact size and convenience of fresh water from your tap makes the reverse osmosis system the first choice for those interested in home-based water purification.
However, this system does have one small disadvantage. The only downside to reverse osmosis is its inefficiency. It produces a small amount of purified water compared to the amount filtered through it. Therefore, you would need a basement-filling system to treat all the water in your home. To make the system more economical and space-saving, we offer an RO filter that works on the faucet you use most for drinking water. If you need a whole home water treatment system, consider a Healthy Home system or DR water softener.
How to Get Treated Water at Home
For reverse osmosis, Healthy Home, or any of our other water treatment options, contact us at Best Home Water Treatment at 951.737.1500. We’re available by phone or online 24/7. Let us help you to make the best choice when it comes to your home’s drinking water.