You have many options available to you for purifying and filtering your home’s water. Absorption filters are among the most common, but they cannot treat all the pollutants flowing through the water that enters your house. To deal with tiny contaminants, you might need a device more powerful. In many cases, a reverse osmosis filtration system will do the job.
Although reverse osmosis systems work on a principle that is simple to explain, they are still complex devices. You cannot install or service one yourself unless you have professional training. When you think your home needs water treatment that’s more powerful than a few filters attached to faucets, call Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air. We have water treatment specialists who will help you with finding a reverse osmosis system that will eliminate the worries you have regarding your water. We have served Sarasota since 1973 with quality plumbing, and we know that “Quality doesn’t cost… it pays!”
The water treatment professionals in the Sarasota, FL area at Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air offer complete services for reverse osmosis systems.
How a Reverse Osmosis System Works
The scientific principle behind these systems is osmosis, which is the movement of molecules through a semipermeable membrane into an area of lower concentration. In practice, a reverse osmosis system is placed onto the water line entering the house, where it creates two areas of differing pressure with a membrane about the thickness of cellophane between them. The incoming water is at higher pressure, and osmosis forces it through the semipermeable membrane. The membrane only allows water to pass through it, however, and traps impurities on the other side. The impurities are flushed out, and clean water continues through the water pipes.
Contaminants that Reverse Osmosis Systems Remove
The semipermeable membrane can remove more dissolved inorganic solids from water than a standard filter, trapping pollutants down to .001 microns in size. Here are some of the impurities that one these systems will block from entering the rest of your freshwater plumbing: sodium, iron, zinc, cadmium, mercy, arsenic, magnesium, nickel, cyanide, fluoride, nitrate, potassium, phosphate, iron, calcium, and chloride. Many of these impurities will slip right through standard filters, but a reverse osmosis filter can stop them easily.