With a renewed commitment to healthy living, many homeowners have been opting for water purification systems in their homes for delivering cleaner, better tasting drinking water for themselves and their families. There are many different types of products to choose from and the most popular is reverse osmosis. When you’re looking into reverse osmosis for your Edina home, look no further than Haferman Water Conditioning. Our water filtration experts are here to explain what RO is along with its many great benefits.
What is reverse osmosis exactly? The entire process begins when water flows through the supply to the pre-filter where sand, silt, dirt and other sediments are removed. Then, the water flows through the RO semi-permeable membrane cartridge, which is designed to filter out a range of contaminants. The clean drinking water then passes into a storage tank. When you turn on a faucet, the water will be forced by through yet another carbon filter and continue out of your faucet. The end result is clean and clear water that is safer to drink, right from the tap.
The most noticeable benefit of reverse osmosis is a cleaner taste. For those in areas where the drinking water doesn’t meet the highest of taste standards, reverse osmosis can help home owners achieve the clear, clean taste they want from their tap water. Water treated with reverse osmosis can also help with clearer ice cubes and with the taste of food like when steaming vegetables, boiling pasta, in soups, tea and for baking.
Reverse osmosis is great for removing lead from your drinking water. With recent events, many have been made aware of the damage that high levels of lead can cause to the body. Excess levels of lead in the blood stream can lead to problems like infertility, muscle damage and increased blood pressure.
As RO removes sodium from the water, it can also benefit those with high blood pressure, kidney and liver issues.
Reverse osmosis systems require limited maintenance. And, a system can last for several years with the proper care and maintenance.