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Reverse Osmosis Systems
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 semi–permeable 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 semi–permeable 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 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.
We Offer Whole–House Reverse Osmosis System Services
Along with the installation of reverse osmosis systems, our water treatment experts at Wimpy's Plumbing & Air also provide complete services to replace, repair, and maintain them. Although these are powerful devices manufactured with the best technology, they can still suffer from occasional faults, and when this happens you must call in professionals. Should you encounter any operating trouble with your reverses osmosis filtration system, or if it requires a regular maintenance visit, give us a call and we’ll take care of it. Like many filtration systems, reverse osmosis filters need to have routine maintenance in order to keep them working their best and to flush out any impurities caught in the membrane.
We care about all of our customers and strive to see that they "Love Their Plumber." You can count on us in Sarasota, FL and surrounding areas when you need water treatment, whether with a reverse osmosis system or some other filtration device.