Reverse Osmosis Systems
Looking for a water purifier that will provide clean drinking water for your home or business? Filtration by Reverse Osmosis System (RO) is the method of purifying water that is the most popular nowadays. The popularity of a RO system has gradually increased since the 1970s when it was first presented in North America as a home water purification system.
The process of purifying water by RO system
Reverse osmosis relates to a chemical process of water treatment. During this process some pressure is exerted on a special membrane, which sieves water contaminants and many compounds such as arsenic, nitrates, sodium, lead, some organic chemicals and more. Particles that are bigger in size than water molecules get trapped by the membrane. The particles smaller in size in comparison to water molecules usually remain in the drinking water. RO systems also remove significant amount of fluoride, which is added to many municipal water systems in the USA to prevent cavities, however, too much of fluoride is toxic and can trigger numerous side effects.
Benefits of RO Systems
- The RO filtering system removes most of the harmful contaminants from your drinking water. The excess amount of these harmful substances might lead to increased blood pressure, fertility issues and development of nerve and muscle damage.
- Improves taste, smell and look of your water.
- Filters dangerous parasites that affect small intestines, causing stomach pain, fever and diarrhea.
- RO system filtration is fully automated.
- RO systems are reasonably priced.
So RO systems help commercial and residential customers get rid of harmful contaminants and provide safe drinking water, especially if you live in an area with heavy pesticides and herbicides use. It was also the U.S. military practice to apply RO systems for changing salt water into fresh water for troops.
There is a bit of bad news though. RO systems remove the good elements along with the bad ones. Iron, calcium, manganese, and fluoride are some of the useful chemicals that may be sieved, depending on your system. This doesn’t pose much of a problem if you keep to a balanced diet in your nutrition. All these elements can be obtained from healthy food. Unfortunately a lot of Americans do not eat foods rich in minerals and vitamins.
Purifying your drinking water with a RO system may also save you money if you compare it with the costs of the bottled water which is expensive. But if you want to avoid potential health hazards, consider adding some pre-dissolved ionic minerals and a little pinch of sea salt to your diet. In that case water that is cleaned with RO system will taste better and include trace amounts of beneficial nutrients.
At Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning we are fully equipped to evaluate your water needs and recommend the best possible RO system for you. We are your one-stop plumbing and HVAC contractor, available 24/7 and faithfully serving our clients for over 50 years.