How does a reverse osmosis water system work?
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a preferred method of water filtration. This process works by forcing water through a semipermeable membrane. As the water moves from the more concentrated side to the less concentrated side, impurities are trapped in the membrane. The resulting permeate (fresh water) is largely free of dissolved solids. Reverse osmosis is able to filter out salt, fluoride, pesticides, sediment, and arsenic. The semipermeable membrane in RO systems catches contaminants while allowing water molecules to flow freely. After passing through the membrane, the water passes through a post-filter to polish the drinking water before it flows into the home through a dedicated tap.
Although an effective method of filtration, RO systems don’t filter water rapidly, so a reverse osmosis water system is usually installed in tandem with a reverse osmosis storage tank. In Chino, CA, JIG PLUMBING installs reverse osmosis and several other kinds of water filtration systems. If you’re interested in learning more, we’re here to help. Reach out at 844-899-9054 to further discuss your options.
More on Reverse Osmosis Systems
Reverse osmosis systems are typically installed under the kitchen sink and used to clean up drinking and cooking water. However, there are whole home reverse osmosis systems as well. Reverse osmosis is a great option if you’re seeking to rid your water of lead, pharmaceuticals, arsenic, fluoride, pesticides, and other contaminants. With a carbon filter, RO systems can remove chlorine to enhance taste, odor, and appearance.
A water filter in the home means you can stop purchasing bottled water, thus helping to save the planet and money. RO water systems are easy to maintain and simply require replacing the filters and membranes every so often.
Local Water Filtration Experts
If you’re ready to begin experiencing the benefits of a reverse osmosis water system, reach out to the professionals at JIG PLUMBING. We are licensed and insured and stay up-to-date with industry standards and local building code. Our experts have over two decades of experience and can assist with water filtration, purification, and a range of other plumbing services that can help you enjoy water as it should be. Connect with us online or call or text us at 844-899-9054.