The Benefits of Installing a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

Water is vital to our everyday lives, as we use it for drinking, bathing and cooking. So doesn’t it only make sense to ensure that you and your family have the healthiest drinking water possible?

Even water that comes from municipal systems can contain small levels of contaminants which can negatively affect your family’s health. High mineral levels, meanwhile, can cause damage to your plumbing pipes, clothing and cause dry and irritated skin. Total dissolved solids (TDS) is the term used to describe the inorganic salts and small amounts of organic matter present in water. The principal constituents are usually calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium cations and carbonate, hydrogencarbonate, chloride, sulfate, and nitrate anions. Water treated by reverse osmosis will have the lowest TDS levels.

If you’re wondering how to improve the overall quality of your drinking water supply, B&W Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains has a simple solution – installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system.

For more information about these systems or to request service, don’t hesitate to reach out to the plumbers at B&W today.

How Do Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems Work?

Reverse osmosis water filtration systems are the most popular and cost-effective solution on the market. They provide fresh and tasty water for drinking and cooking.

Unlike a standard drinking water filter system for taste and odor, a reverse osmosis system moves water through a series of filters, or tanks. Reverse osmosis systems can have 3-5 filters (stages) for the water to pass through. After passing through a pre-filter cartridge and then a carbon filter, pressure then forces the water molecules through a semipermeable membrane. The membrane retains the contaminants on one side, while the pure water passes through to the other side. The number of filters will be determined by the contaminates that need to be removed.

The water eventually goes into a holding tank, while the contaminants that are collected from the water are flushed down a drain. During the reverse osmosis process, several contaminants are removed, including pesticides, lead, fluoride, chlorine, nitrates and sulfates and detergents.

The Benefits of a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

Improves taste

With the addition of a reverse osmosis water filtration system, you’ll enjoy some of the tastiest drinking water you’ve ever had. A reverse osmosis filtering system removes any odors and contaminants that can affect the taste, odor and appearance of water.

Removes impurities

Although most municipal water systems do an outstanding job of removing contaminants from the drinking water supply, there’s always the potential of system failures. Reverse osmosis systems can remove any impurities that might remain in the drinking water to benefit the health of you and your family.

Saves money

With the installation of a reverse osmosis system, you can stop buying bottled water at the grocery store. The water treated by reverse osmosis creates healthier and better-tasting water than what is found in bottled water.

Helps the environment

All of those bottles of water you consume can end up filling up landfills if they’re not recycled. Avoiding buying plastic bottles can cut down on the amount of plastic waste your home goes through to help the environment.

Contact B&W for Installation of a Reverse Osmosis Filtering System

If you’re interested in improving the quality of your home’s water supply, contact the plumbers at B&W today. We’ve proudly served the Indianapolis area for more than 50 years and can provide your home with the plumbing and water services you need.