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Is a Reverse Osmosis System a Worthy Investment for Your Home?

reverse-osmosis-systemAre you looking for a quality water treatment system for your Taylorsville, UT home? Obviously, drinking water is a healthy alternative to soda or juice, but that water needs to be properly treated in order to give you the best in health benefits.

Reverse osmosis systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. A professionally installed and serviced reverse osmosis system will remove potentially harmful contaminants from your drinking water, such as arsenic, nitrates, sodium, copper, lead, some organic chemicals, and the municipal additive fluoride.

The Power of Reverse Osmosis

The negative impact of contaminated water has certainly become a common topic in the news as of lately—in particular the water crisis that occurred in Flint, Michigan involving lead encouraged many people throughout the country to really scrutinize the water they are using and drinking.

And the truth of the matter is, no matter where you live, there are likely contaminants in the water, even if only minimally, and they can make you ill. But with a professionally installed and service reverse osmosis system, you can significantly decrease these unwanted water pollutants.

How the Process Works

Reverse osmosis is a water purification technology which utilizes a semipermeable membrane in order to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from drinking water. In this process, an applied pressure is used to overcome what’s called osmotic pressure to remove many types of dissolved and suspended species from your home’s water—which includes bacteria.

Is Reverse Osmosis Really That Beneficial?

Yes, there are a number of advantages to investing in a reverse osmosis system, including what we’ve listed below.

  • RO systems remove sodium from your soft water. While a quality water softener is key to combatting minerals such as calcium and magnesium—which is not unhealthy but does a lot to lower your quality of life—water softeners due add sodium to the water you drink and use. This can, naturally, impact the taste of that water. The addition of an RO system allows you to enjoy the benefits of a water softener without sacrificing the flavor of your drinking water.
  • You won’t need to buy expensive bottled water or refill filters. To avoid drinking impure water, many homeowners either use a store-bought filtrating pitcher, which requires replacing the filter every few months, if not more often. Even more homeowners just settle for buying bottled water. Both are costly after awhile, but you can eliminate the need for either with an RO system.
  • Reverse osmosis water is better for cooking. Think about it—the water you cook with often ends up in your food (pasta, soup, homemade bread, etc.) and therefore if your water isn’t pure, contaminants make their way into your food. Not only is this unhealthy, but it can impact taste, too. Some people say that reverse osmosis water even helps their coffee and tea taste better.

To learn more about the benefits of reverse osmosis systems and what your other water treatment options are,
contact Design Comfort today!

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