Reverse Osmosis | Water Filtration System Fort Worth
Reverse osmosis uses a semi-permeable membrane to desalinate (the removal of salt from seawater). In addition, it is used for wastewater treatment, water purification and recycling. If you’re concerned about your water and have been considering the installation of a water filtration system in Fort Worth, call the water filtration specialists of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.
How it Works
Reverse osmosis utilizes high pressure to force water through a semipermeable membrane, leaving the impurities and contaminates that are unable to pass through the membrane, behind. This leaves clean water to be dispensed at your faucet. The impurities and contaminants are expelled from the system into a collection tank.
The following are some of the contaminants removed by reverse osmosis:
- Sodium (salt)
- Bacteria and Viruses
- Radioactive Contaminants
- Industrial Wastes
- Dissolved Solids
Reverse osmosis system will remove any other particles that are larger than .001 microns.
The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis
- Water that is 99% pure
- Improved taste
- Removes odors
- Improved appearance
- Discards captured impurities on its own
Reverse Osmosis and Carbon Filtration
A water filtration system in Fort Worth will vary in the substances filtered, depending upon the brand and model. A number of water filtration systems often involve a number of steps, and may include a variety of charcoal filters and reverse osmosis in one system for a very effective water treatment.
The two water filtration systems work very well together. For example, a carbon filter is unable to remove heavy metals, but is able to remove chlorine, which is added to kill bacteria in municipal water treatment facilities. A reverse osmosis system picks up where carbon filtration leaves off, and purifies the water of other contaminants left behind by carbon filtration. However, the reverse osmosis system relies upon the carbon filter to remove chlorine, which will damage its membrane.
Reverse osmosis is unable to remove contaminants with a molecular size smaller than the semi-permeable membrane it utilizes for filtration. Membranes are available in varying sizes of pores, providing the filtration you need for specific water issues. Chlorine and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) are among the contaminants reverse osmosis is unable to remove. When used in conjunction with a carbon filter to reduce organic compounds it provides an extremely effective water filtration system in Fort Worth. An additional disadvantage is the system will waste water in its filtration process.
Not all experts agree that minerals such as calcium and magnesium should be removed. These minerals are used by our bodies for normal function such as healthy bones and teeth, for example.
However, any homeowner faced with dangerous contaminates would find reverse osmosis as an excellent selection, especially when combined with carbon filtration, and could insure adequate minerals through diet and other sources.
A carbon filtration system uses carbon to remove harmful contaminants. Carbon filters will reduce unpleasant odors or tastes and are very effective in providing clean, great tasting water for most households.
The two primary types of carbon filters are granular activated carbon filters and block filters. Carbon block filters are more effective in removing contaminants. However, a carbon filter will not remove heavy metals and dissolved solids. That is the specialty of reverse osmosis, and/or water softeners.
For a number of homeowner’s, contaminants will be the minerals that cause issues with your plumbing and water using appliances. For these homeowners, the ideal water treatment will be a carbon filtration system and a water softener. A carbon filter will remove the harmful chlorine and chloramine used to rid your water of disease causing microorganisms, while a water softener will treat the minerals. The two combine will provide cleaner, healthier, great tasting water, while protecting your plumbing and appliances, such as the water heater, for example, from the minerals that affect the performance and their longevity.
If you have made the decision to purchase a water filtration system in Fort Worth, the first step is to request a water quality report from your water supplier, or if you have a private well, have the water tested. A number of home supply stores provided free test kits. Once any contaminants are identified, you can then select the appropriate water filtration system in Fort Worth needed to correct your specific water quality issues.
A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing water filtration specialist can provide the assistance you need in selecting the water filtration system in Fort Worth that your home needs, based upon your budget and water analysis.
Using a qualified plumber will assure that you receive the water filtration system in Fort Worth that you need, and not more or less than you want. Furthermore, we back our work with the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to the installation of a water filtration system in Fort Worth, our professional licensed plumbers provide a wide variety of first quality plumbing services in Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers are recognized nationwide for first quality plumbing services, and expertise, why settle for less? We are a member of the BBB with a consistent A+ rating.