Reverse Osmosis Systems
Reverse Osmosis Systems in Sacramento, CA
The basic method for removing impurities from water entering a home is with a filtration system. But standard filters have limits: they aren’t effective at trapping smaller contaminants such as chemicals, nitrates, and heavy metals, and these are among the biggest concerns for homeowners today. Instead of trying to install a more powerful standard filter, which risks lowering water pressure throughout the house, one option is to put in a whole-house reverse osmosis system. What is that? We’ll explain more below.
If you want the full details of a reverse osmosis (RO) system, contact one of our specialists at Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air. We work with many types of water treatment systems, and our testing will help determine if an RO system is just what you need for purified water. We built our business on providing “Customer Service the Way It Used to Be!” in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas. It’s our aim to see you receive the service you deserve, no matter the job.
The Operation of a Whole–House Osmosis System
A reverse osmosis system runs using the scientific principle of osmosis, in which an area of high concentration will naturally move to one of lower concentration. The way this works in water filtration is to create two areas of separate pressure inside the fresh water in the pipes.
In an RO system, the fresh water is divided by a semi–permeable membrane, with the water coming into the house kept at high pressure on one side. Through osmosis, this water is forced through the membrane, and the membrane is able to extract tiny impurities from the water. Without the pressure difference, the water would not move through the membrane in the first place.
The Benefits of an RO System
A reverse osmosis system can remove a wide range of pollutants from water, more than standard adsorption filters. An RO system affects heavy metals, such as lead, one of the biggest concerns people have about water in their home.
It also traps chemicals such as chlorine, chloramine, pesticides, nitrates and sulfates, detergents, and fluoride. Sometimes reverse osmosis filters are paired with water softeners to balance out the amount of sodium the water softener places into the water to counteract hard water minerals.
Reverse Osmosis System Services in Sacramento, CA
You must call professionals to have an RO system installed. In fact, you have to start with professional water testing to determine if reverse osmosis is the best solution. Going with an amateur installation can end up creating pressure problems in your freshwater plumbing. You can trust in our water treatment experts to see that your whole–house reverse osmosis system is correctly put in place—and that it’s the right type of water treatment for your needs.
An RO system can malfunction, and if you notice water pressure troubles in your house or a return of pollutants to the water, don’t hesitate to call us. Our regular maintenance for plumbing through our service club will also help to keep your water treatment system working year after year. Make us your first choice for plumbing in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas.