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What Is a Reverse Osmosis System and Should I Have One Installed?

Current events in the news have put concerns about the water quality from municipal sources at the forefront of homeowners’ minds. It’s definitely a wise idea to consider having a type of water treatment system installed in your house: not just a few filters on faucets (point-of-use filters) but a complete whole-house filtration system. There are a number of options available for home water treatment, and one of the most powerful is a reverse osmosis system.

Reverse osmosis water filtration

Although the name sounds complicated, a reverse osmosis filtration system works on a basic and easy to understand principle.

A difficulty that standard water filters have is getting the water to flow through them in the first place. When the filter has small holes to stop minute contaminants, it restricts how well water flows through it. With a reverse osmosis filter, the water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane that can remove extremely tiny pollutants. Under normal circumstances, water wouldn’t move through this kind of membrane. But a reverse osmosis filter creates different areas of water pressure, raising the pressure on the incoming side so the water pushes through the membrane to reach the lower pressure area on the opposite side. It’s a natural but very effective process.

Is this the system your home needs for clean water?

A reverse osmosis filter is extremely powerful, and not all homes will need the level of water filtration that one provides. To find out if you’re dealing with problems such as lead, heavy metals, and pesticides in your water—which a reverse osmosis system will eliminate—you should call for professional water testing. The experts will discover what exactly is in your water, and then provide you with the options that will counteract the impurities. If what you need is a reverse osmosis system, the experts will install it so that it does the job you need from it.

Call Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH for water testing and reverse osmosis system installation.

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