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What Does a Reverse Osmosis System Do and Should I Have One Installed?

If you have ever looked into the possibility of having a water treatment system installed for your home, you will have come across something known as a reverse osmosis system. These are one of the most common kinds of residential water treatment systems to help improve water quality. For some homes, they are the ideal solution the issues with contamination in the water supply.

However, they are not the right filtration system for every household. When you are looking for water treatment for your home, make sure that you seek the assistance of professionals. They will find out what pollutants you need removed and what is the best system to remove them.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) offers water treatment service in Orlando, FL, including reverse osmosis systems. Call us today to arrange an appointment.

The reverse osmosis system

The way that a reverse osmosis system works is that it creates two areas of pressure within the freshwater pipes. Separating the two areas of pressure is a semi-permeable membrane. The pressure difference forces the water coming in from the municipal supply side through this membrane, which is capable of trapping extremely small particles of contamination, including heavy metal minerals, arsenic, and chlorine, which are among the more common water pollutants. Reverse osmosis systems are sometimes paired up with water softeners to prevent too much sodium from entering the water because of the softening process.

You should consider a reverse osmosis system if the contamination in your freshwater supply is unaffected by standard absorption filters. A professional can test you water to determine what pollutants are present and then tell you if a reverse osmosis filtration system is what is necessary to remove them.

You must also rely on a professional to install the new system. A poorly done installation job can result in a drop in water pressure throughout your plumbing. Reverse osmosis systems are complex devices, so always leave any service one may need to experienced water treatment experts.

When you suspect that you need treatment for your home’s water, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) and arrange first for water testing. If you need a reverse osmosis system, we will handle the work and get the job done right.

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