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What Is A Reverse Osmosis System?

Young and old – everybody can enjoy fresh tasting water.

That’s why Reverse Osmosis Systems are so helpful. They are simple to use and benefit everyone by providing pure, clean water. Once installed within your home or business, they help to remove contaminants and leave you with water that has a truly outstanding taste. Not only will the taste be improved, but you’ll notice it neutralizes the smell and improves appearance, too! The lingering question is: how can this be? How does a Reverse Osmosis Water System work to provide me with clean water? Keep reading to find out!

How Reverse Osmosis Water Systems Work

First, a homeowner or business owner will purchase a Reverse Osmosis System and have it installed within the application. There are two kinds of systems available, a point-of-use (POU) system and point-of-entry system (POE). A POU system is generally installed within a kitchen or bathroom sink, or inside a fridge with a water dispenser. This system filters the tap water used for drinking, whereas a POE system will filter the water for the entire home or business, including all showers and appliances. Generally, POE systems are less common because of the larger cost upfront and long-term maintenance fees.

Essentially, a Reverse Osmosis System will remove contaminants from your drinking water with a series of filters. The water pressure will push the tap water through a semipermeable membrane, which will help to remove dissolved inorganic solids from your drinking water. Most systems utilize a 4-5 step process to ensure that all contaminants have been removed and flushed down a separate drain, leaving you with sparkling and fresh drinking water.

The Benefits Of Reverse Osmosis Water Systems

There are several benefits of having a Reverse Osmosis Water System within your home or business. The most apparent benefit is the overall improvement of water quality. The system will remove all contaminants from the tap water, leaving you with results that are sparkling, smell good, and taste incredible.

Some of the impurities that are removed can include:

  • Lead
  • Detergents
  • Nitrates
  • Arsenic
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sulfates
  • Chlorine
  • Fluoride

Additional carbon filters can also help to remove chlorine and chloramines. These systems are also fully-automated, so once the system is installed you don’t have to worry about anything other than maintenance!

Maintenance is much easier than one might think. The system doesn’t have many components or moving parts, so servicing and cleaning can be a breeze. Our experts at Water Depot recommend that you change the membrane and filters once every six months. How frequently you change these components depends on a combination of your usage, the quality of the system, and the quality of your tap water. If you aren’t sure if your components need to be changed, contact our professionals at your closest Water Depot for assistance.

With the right maintenance and care, you can expect your system to have a lifetime of 10-15 years! When you calculate the cost of installation and maintenance of a Reverse Osmosis System and compare it to the cost of bottled water and/or a water delivery service, you may be pleasantly surprised by the cost-effective results. You will also reduce time and energy spent recycling plastic, since Reverse Osmosis Systems produce zero waste!

How Do I Get A Reverse Osmosis Water System?

A Reverse Osmosis Water System is sounding good right about now, isn’t it? These systems can benefit both residential homes and business. Some businesses that benefit most from these systems can include those in the following industries:

  • Food and beverage
  • Environmental
  • Military
  • Power
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Hotels

At Water Depot, we have several different Reverse Osmosis Water Systems available. Now that you know how they work and what the benefits are, it’s time to have one installed! You can contact our team of water system experts and find out how to have one installed in your home or workplace!