If you are shopping for a water filtration system in Arlington, reverse osmosis is one of the most popular and most effective water filtration systems available.
How it Works
In the reverse osmosis (RO) process, dissolved inorganic solids are removed from the solution, in this case water. Household water pressure pushes tap water through a semipermeable membrane filtering out the contaminants, which are discharged. Reverse osmosis systems typically filter the impurities through a 4 or 5 stage process. The typical system contains not only the membrane; it also contains a sediment filter to remove particles such as soil, rust and other debris. In addition, a carbon filter removes chemical impurities in the reverse osmosis system.
Furthermore, reverse osmosis is capable of removing up to 99 percent of contaminants, including lead, fluoride, chlorine, dissolved salts, bacteria, viruses and more for an extremely effective water filtration system in Arlington.
Those who provide the public water supply work diligently to deliver clean water to their customers and communities. Unfortunately, there are numerous potential contaminants, including those that affect taste and odor issues, which are simply not EPA regulated. These contaminants can enter aquifers, streams and rivers, delivering the impurities to your tap.
With a reverse osmosis water filtration system in Arlington, the system filters out contaminants that find its way into the water, and you can enjoy clean, great tasting, odor free water for your home.
The Sediment Filter
The sediment filter is a pre-filter designed to filter out sediment, rust, silt, and dirt. The filter also protects the reverse osmosis membranes, which can be damaged by sediment.
The Carbon Filter
The carbon filter removes chlorine and other contaminants that can affect the performance and lifespan of the reverse osmosis membrane. In addition, the carbon filter removes odors, unpleasant taste, chemicals, pesticides and other impurities.
The RO Membrane
The semipermeable membrane in the system is designed to allow water through, but filter out almost all additional contaminants. Heavy metals including radioactive metals are removed in this stage. The system discards contaminants on its own.
In a four-stage reverse osmosis system, a final post filter removes any remaining taste and odor in the water, ensuring exceptional drinking water. Some reverse osmosis systems consist of five stages for further filtration.
Reverse Osmosis systems are easy to maintain with minimal upkeep costs, and include:
- Filters and reverse osmosis membranes will need to be replaced every 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filter, the water quality in your home and the amount of household water usage.
- Schedule annual sanitizing of the system.
With routine and proper care, the reverse osmosis system should last up to 15 years.
If you are ready for the installation of a reverse osmosis system, or other quality water filtration system in Arlington, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing licensed plumbers can install the system you need. When you purchase a water filtration system in Arlington from nationally recognized Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, you are assured of receiving a first quality system and professional installation you can rely on, with your satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Contact us today to schedule installation by our professional plumbers. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.