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Upgrade Your Drinking Water with Reverse Osmosis!

shot of a boy drinking a glass of waterThere are a number of Salt Lake City, UT water treatment systems on the market today that help homeowners achieve cleaner, fresher, and healthier water in their living spaces. Filtration systems help remove larger pollutants, while water softeners can be used to combat the problems with hard water.

Another water treatment product that’s been growing in popularity in recent years is the reverse osmosis system. This system creates two different areas of pressure inside your plumbing in order to force the incoming water through a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane removes much smaller particles than a standard filtration system is able to, making reverse osmosis filters one of the most powerful ways to treat your water.

What Does Reverse Osmosis Remove?

While your municipal water company works hard to remove impurities from your drinking water, it’s still possible for your plumbing to absorb some potentially harmful particles. Fortunately, a reverse osmosis system can remove impurities and particles down to .001 microns in size, which covers a wide range of pollutants. A reverse osmosis system can stop the following from making it to your drinking water:

  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride
  • Phosphate
  • Chloride
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Sulfate
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium

Removing these substances will help you in combatting issues with both the taste and the quality of your drinking water, not to mention the negative effect that those particles have on your plumbing system. Reverse osmosis systems are often paired with water softening systems to counterbalance when your water softeners places too much sodium in the water.

“Will My Home Benefit from Reverse Osmosis?”

Good question! It’s important to understand that no, not every home will benefit from a reverse osmosis system—particularly if it’s not installed by a professional. Reverse osmosis systems can have a negative effect on water pressure in plumbing if it’s not properly installed.

There’s also the possibility that you don’t have these impurities in your water. If you’re unsure, the next step you should take is to contact our team for professional water testing. Sure, there are signs you can watch for that indicate a problem with your drinking and potable water—a foul odor or taste, a dry flaky feeling after washing. But to truly uncover what sort of impurities are impacting your plumbing system and household, you need a professional to test your water.

Should You Invest in Water Testing?

Let’s put it this way—if you don’t have hard water, it’s pointless to have a water softener installed. If you have bacteria and pesticides in your water, then a basic water filtration system isn’t going to do enough to restore your water back to a healthy level.

Water testing ensures that the problem with your water is accurately diagnosed and that you get the right systems in place to address the right problems—whether that problem is something like lead in your water because of old piping materials, or the presence of minerals leading to hard water.

Wondering why our customers say, “I Love My Design Comfort”? Contact our team today and find out!

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