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What Water Pollutants Will a Reverse Osmosis System Remove?

There are many different water treatment systems available to help you have cleaner, fresher, and healthier water in your home. Filters are one of the standard methods to remove larger pollutants, and water softeners are used to combat hard water minerals.

One of the more common water treatment products available is the reverse osmosis system. This filtration system creates two different areas of pressure inside the plumbing in order to force the incoming water through a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane will remove much smaller particles than a standard can, and this makes reverse osmosis filters among the most powerful ways to cleanse water.

A reverse osmosis filter can remove impurities and particles down to .001 microns in size—and that covers an enormous range of pollutants. A reverse osmosis filter is particularly effective and stopping the following:

  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride
  • Phosphate
  • Chloride
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Sulfate
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium

Removing these impurities will help you combat issues both with the taste and health quality of the water and its negative effect on your plumbing. Often, reverse osmosis systems are paired with water softeners to counterbalance when the water softener places too many sodium ions into the water.

However, if this list of impurities makes you immediately want to have a reverse osmosis system installed in your home, you need to understand that not every house will benefit from one—especially if the system was selected and installed without the assistance of professionals. A reverse osmosis system can have a negative impact on water pressure in plumbing if it’s poorly installed. Always consult with professionals first and have water testing done to see what specific impurities you need to have removed from your water before you choose to have a treatment system installed.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. offers many water treatment system services in Winter Springs, FL. Call us today for more information.

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