When you turn on the water at the kitchen or bathroom sink, do you know if the water flowing out has been treated with chlorine and other water cleaning methods? Yet, treated and “clean” municipal water likely still contains many harmful bacteria and any number of other contaminants. With many families today insisting on cleaner and healthier water in their homes, many households opt for buying bottled water at the market. However, the money used to buy bottled water week after week can add up quickly. Further, bottled water doesn’t fill the need for purified water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning. Read on to learn about RO filtration systems and seven great benefits of RO water filtration systems.
Purified Water Filtration RO System
RO stands for reverse osmosis. RO filtration systems are considered the very best home water filtration systems available. RO systems work by using high-pressure pumps to filter water through chambers and a permeable membrane that remove impurities found in municipal and well water. This process involves either 5, 6, or 7 stages, with 6- and 7-stage filtration being able to produce alkaline water.
7 Benefits of RO Water Filtration Systems
1. Safer drinking water is readily available.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a limited amount of chlorine in drinking water is safe. However, chlorine combines with other naturally occurring organic substances in water which produce disinfection byproducts (DBPs). High levels of DBPs in water can easily occur, which can be harmful. When DBPs go too high, your local water provider is supposed to notify the public. Why settle with these circumstances and health risks when you can have safe and purified drinking water 24/7 with RO systems?
2. Enjoy substantial cost savings.
The modest cost of installing a whole-home RO water filtration system is extremely cost effective compared to buying bottled water. Further, the annual cost of replacing an RO water filtration filter is typically less than $7 a month.
3. Help protect the environment.
Approximately 100 billion plastic beverage bottles are purchased in the USA every year. While some are recycled, a much larger percentage of bottles end up in landfills and our oceans. An RO filtration system can help you be a more responsible consumer and reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
4. Improve the taste of your drinking water.
Substances, contaminants, and additives in municipal water supplies, such as lead, chlorine, and bacteria, change the taste and smell of the water that’s piped to your home. RO filtration systems substantially improve the smell and taste of water and also lowers the pH level of the water you drink and cook with.
5. Reduce the aggravation of many skin conditions.
Household members who suffer from skin conditions may find some relief using cleaner water. Heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride are some of the substances found in municipal water that would be reduced or removed with RO filtration. You see, RO filtration systems act as water softeners as well, which can be easier on the skin and on mineral deposit buildup as in the next benefit in #6.
6. Prevent soap scum and mineral deposit buildup on clothing.
When you use your clothes washer, unfiltered water leaves behind soap scum and minerals that can build up over time on your clothing. This can change the smell and coloring. Keep your clothes nicer and lasting long with RO filtration. Additionally, RO filtration systems act as a water softener which helps protect clothing.
7. Reduce the risk of contracting gastrointestinal diseases.
Even with the precautions taken to ensure clean water supplies, municipal water can still contain parasites and other microscopic organisms. Parasites can cause gastrointestinal diseases when ingested in drinking and cooking water. Keep you and your loved ones healthier with RO filtration!
If you would like healthier and cleaner water in your Twin Cities Metro area home, we can help! We at MN Plumbing and Home Services install RO water filtration systems for homes and businesses throughout the region. Contact us online or call (952) 469-8341 for assistance!