Water Filtration and Reverse Osmosis Service and Installation
The water that feeds into our homes is subject to a number of regulations ensuring a base level of safety, granting homeowners peace of mind when tasked with washing dishes, doing the laundry, and bathing. However, there’s a reason many people choose to run their drinking water through additional filtration, whether it be through a somewhat cumbersome pitcher or faucet fixture. Unfiltered tap water tends to have an unpleasant taste and is subject to occasional changes in its content due to external factors within the pipes. A more effective solution involves the addition of a simple water filtration system onto your plumbing.
There are two main times of water filtration systems available.
Classic Filtration Systems
Classic water filtration systems use either physical filtration, chemical filtration, or some combination thereof in order to ensure your water is properly filtered before use. Physical filtration involves removing any large particles that might be mixed into your water, including ones that might be too small to identify at a glance. Chemical filtration relies on the use of certain chemical additives that can eliminate contaminants from the water, ensuring that it is safe for human consumption.
Classic System Installation
This sort of water filter is meant to provide the entire household with clean, fresh-tasting, sanitary water. As such, it’s generally installed on your mainline, at a point prior to where the water is separated through smaller pipes and fed throughout the home. This way, all the water is treated before it’s delivered to the various plumbing fixtures in the building.
Reverse Osmosis System
The reverse osmosis system takes advantage of a natural process to keep your water clean and safe. Inside of the filter is a critical component: a semipermeable membrane. As water is poured into the filter, it divides itself across both sides of the membrane, creating one group of clean water to be fed into your home, and another of dirty, contaminated water to be drained away. This process effectively removes tiny solids that have dissolved into the water, among certain other contaminants.
Reverse osmosis systems are generally also equipped with sediment and carbon filters. These take care of eliminating larger solids, such as dirt and dust, along with contaminants that affect the taste and smell of your water.
Reverse Osmosis System Installation
This sort of filter is generally installed directly where it will be most used inside the home. The level of filtration it provides is generally only necessary for drinking water and would be considered excessive and unnecessary elsewhere. Forcing it to handle larger amounts of water will also result in quicker buildup on the internal membrane, requiring much more maintenance than would otherwise be appropriate. Additionally, it does not provide the amount of pressure sufficient to keep a steady flow of water throughout the building.
Choose a Filtration System with Plumb Doctor
If you’re concerned about the quality of your water, we can help. Our team of technicians has years of experiencing working within the Greenwood community to ensure that all of our clients are safe and satisfied. We can have a licensed, trained professional perform a thorough test of your water to determine what it contains and how that might be impacting your health and comfort. After the contents of your water have been properly identified, we can go on to assist you in deciding upon the best form of filtration for your home, ensuring that you can have clean, fresh water whenever and wherever you need it. Simply contact us at (317) 306-9343 or fill out our online form to get started!