If you’re shopping for a water filtration system in Fort Worth, consider a reverse osmosis (RO) system. The reverse osmosis (RO) system uses water pressure and a semi-permeable membrane to filter 99% of impurities from the water. In the RO system, the water pressure forces water through the membrane filtering out impurities, which are discharged. While the average household only requires a carbon filtration system, reverse osmosis removes the same contaminates plus those beyond the carbon filtration abilities. For example, heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, and a heavy concentration of pesticides and chemicals require reverse osmosis.
While municipal water systems test routinely, those with a well are required to self-test their water. This is why a reverse osmosis is ideal for private well water, and some homeowner’s prefer to go a step further and use a combined system, utilizing both carbon filtration and reverse osmosis for the cleanest water possible.
However, the RO membranes can be damaged by the chlorine used in municipal water supplies for treatment. A carbon pre-filter is required to remove it to protect the membrane. Furthermore, a combination system containing both carbon filtration and reverse osmosis ensures the safety of the RO membrane. Otherwise, a basic carbon filter will be required to pre-filter the water before it reaches the reverse osmosis system.
Selecting a System
Once you decide on the type of filtration system, you will next decide between a whole house filtration system or a point-of-use (POU) system.
Whole house water filtration systems, also known as a point-of-entry system (POE), are installed in the home’s main water supply line treating all of the water entering the residence.
Point-of-use water filtration systems (POU), treat water in a single location. For example, the filter on a refrigerator, or serving a sink for drinking water is a point-of-use filter.
Maintaining the System
A reverse osmosis water filtration system in Fort Worth requires routine maintenance for maintaining clean water. Maintenance tasks include the filter replacement, membrane replacement and other requirements as recommended by the manufacturer. However, reverse osmosis provides the automatic discharge of contaminates, so you won’t need to provide this task yourself.
Before purchasing a water filtration system in Fort Worth for your home, have your water analyzed in order to identify potential contaminates. The water quality report identifies the contaminates present in the water provided to your home, and serves as a guide in selecting the stage of water filtration system in Fort Worth that you will need.
The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis
The reverse osmosis system provides homeowners’ with the following benefits:
- Water that is 99% free of contaminants
- Eliminates contaminants that cause bad taste
- Removes odors affecting your water
- Provides water that is crystal clear water
- Discards captured impurities on its own when required
Our plumbers in Fort Worth can provide the assistance you need in selecting a water filtration system in Fort Worth based upon your budget and water analysis report.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing licensed plumbers can provide the professional installation of a reverse osmosis system, or other water filtration system in Fort Worth for your home. You can rely on our plumbers’ expertise to meet and/or exceed the industry standards for quality services. In addition, we offer a wide variety of plumbing services in Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating. Contact us today for further information or to schedule service.