What Does a Reverse Osmosis Filter Actually Do?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

water-treatment-system-under-sinkWater treatment system installation and service is an important job that more and more plumbers are providing for their customers. Homeowners are more concerned than ever about pollutants that may be in their fresh drinking water, and thankfully there are numerous methods available to filter and purify the water coming into a home through the municipal water lines.

The difficult part of water treatment for a home is finding the right treatment system. One popular type is the reverse osmosis filter. It’s not ideal for all circumstances, but a professionally installed RO filter can remove many types of minute impurities: lead, fluoride, nitrates, sulfates, chlorine, chloramine, and pesticides. RO filters are also useful to pair with water softeners to prevent too much sodium from entering the water.

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What Kind of Water Treatment System Should I Have Installed for My Home?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

If you are asking this question, then you probably have some reason to believe that you are not receiving the quality of water that you want from the municipal system. Are you experiencing issues with flaky deposits on the plumbing? Does the water exude an unpleasant smell or have a metallic taste? Do you think that an increase in the number of illnesses in your household are coming from the water supply? Or do you just have the suspicion that your home’s water could be better?

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Benefits of Water Treatment Systems

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Do you have hard water in your home? Do you find the taste of your water unpleasant? Or do you think your water is contaminated? Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) has an expert team of water treatment technicians who can handle a variety of water problems. Call an Orlando plumber today to hear more about what we can do to make your water safe and taste better.

Water treatment technology filters your home water supply to get rid of unwanted minerals and contaminants. There are a variety of different options available to homeowners today, from reverse osmosis systems to specialty cartridges and more. The first step is to consult with a plumber in Orlando to understand your options and what works best for your budget and your needs. If you get your water from a municipal supply, it is rare for them to contain microorganisms or bacteria—more often than not, such water is high in minerals. To test your tap and to find out what’s in your water, schedule professional water testing with one of our water treatment specialists today.

There are two basic systems to water treatment: reverse osmosis and specialty cartridges and housing.

  • Reverse osmosis cleans contaminated water by reversing the natural biophysical process of osmosis, which involves transferring water from one side of a membrane to another. Reverse osmosis creates pressure that forces the contaminated water through such a membrane, and because water is chemically distinct from its contaminants, it is thereby separated. The result is pure water. This process is usually supplemented with other filters to make for an excellent and efficient treatment option.
  • There are a variety of special cartridges and housing options to filter the water in your home. Filtration works by capturing contaminants on a porous textured surface. Carbon is a popular medium that can be very effective. Faucet mounts as well as in-line and line-bypass cartridges and housing are available to the homeowner who wants a variety of different filtration options for his or her home.

There are many benefits to water treatment in your Orlando home. Call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI) to schedule a consultation today.

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