When it comes to regulating the water that flows into your home, there are several options. Whole-home water filtration systems and water softeners are great choices for wide-scale control of your water. However, you may also be interested in treating water in specific areas of your home. For example, your kitchen is the main hub for drinking water and cooking water. That’s why a reverse osmosis (RO) filtration system could be the perfect fit for your kitchen.
Earl’s Plumbing is committed to providing the water treatment that matches your needs best. If you’re looking for a more targeted approach to water filtration, a kitchen RO filter installation could change your life. With clean, pure water readily available for drinking and cooking, you won’t have to worry about what’s coming out of your faucet anymore. Contact us to schedule your kitchen RO filter installation today!
The RO system consists of several stages of filtration as well as a special membrane that cleans the water thoroughly. Although some RO systems can consist of up to 7 stages of filtration, most have three to five stages.
First, water is sent through pre-filtration that’s designed to remove larger particles like dust, rust and chlorine. These filters are usually carbon or sediment filters.
Once the water has been filtered, the reverse osmosis system pushes it through a membrane that allows water molecules to pass through but not contaminants. This stage removes dissolved particles that are too small to be seen even by a microscope.
The water is then collected in a storage tank until it’s full — the filtration will then shut off. When the faucet is turned for the filtered water, it goes through one last post filter to polish it before drinking.
If the water in your home tastes or smells odd or has too many minerals, you’re likely looking for a solution that will actually work. Sometimes whole-home solutions aren’t the right choice. Our team has seen many different water quality concerns, and we’ve seen the advantages that a RO system can bring to a home struggling with their water. Here are some of the benefits of installing a reverse osmosis system:
There are many factors that determine the specific performance of your RO system, but they can all offer these advantages to your home. If these perks are the solution you’ve been looking for, then it’s time to consider an RO system installation!
There’s a common misconception that water filtered through reverse osmosis is bad for you because all the minerals have been removed from it. Yes, RO filtration removes both harmful pollutants and healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium.
However, our bodies actually use water for far more than minerals. Hydration, organ function and lubrication are all improved by water — even filtered water. In fact, our main source of minerals is in the food we eat. The amount of minerals you give up from drinking filtered water is microscopic. If you’re worried about your mineral intake, veggies and fruits are the easy fixes.
If you’re interested in a reverse osmosis filter in your kitchen, the best place to install it is often under your sink. The plumbing under your sink can usually be rerouted and connected to the system and the source of filtered water will be close to where you already get water from. These are called point of use (POU) systems because they are located where you use them instead of in the garage or attic like other appliances.
The installation process should be completed by a professional plumber to ensure the system is ready to operate correctly. Our team knows how to install the system, reconnect plumbing, prevent leaks and handle any installation surprises that come our way. Plus, in situations where under-sink space is an issue, garbage disposals complicate the installation or alternate actions have to be taken, an expert is your most valuable resource.
Whether you have questions about your reverse osmosis options or are already invested in a system and are ready to install it, Earl’s Plumbing can help. Let us do what we do best and take the stress out of your water filtration installation. We’ll have your system installed and ready to produce clean, filtered water in no time. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable customer service representative or to make a service appointment!