With new technology and higher standards of water testing becoming available each year, we are constantly learning about what is in the water we drink and the effects that any chemicals or other contaminants can have on our health. It takes extensive study and testing by the environmental protection agency (EPA) to decide on an acceptable level of contamination and the best way to treat it. Contaminants in residential drinking water include industrial waste such as fertilizers as well as common household cleaning products. Most often, the treatment process to lower contaminants in the water involves adding additional chemicals to neutralize the water supply. Chlorine for example, is added to control microbes, but adding chemicals such as chlorine can give water a strong taste and smell. The good news is that there is technology available that exists to remove microbes and other contaminants without adding any chemicals!
Whole House Reverse Osmosis System
The experienced water filtration specialists at AAA Water Team proudly offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems to their residential and commercial clients in Lee & Collier Counties, Florida and the surrounding areas. RO systems utilize your water pressure and a semi-permeable membrane to reduce contaminants to ensure you receive great tasting water without adding any chemicals. How does an RO system work? Every reverse osmosis system has four parts or more: a pre-filter, a reverse osmosis membrane, a storage tank and a post-filter or water polisher. Water enters through the pre-filter which will protect the lifespan of the reverse osmosis membrane by filtering out the chemicals that can cause harm including chlorine and other sediment.
How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?
An RO membrane uses a semi-permeable membrane to separate water molecules from any other molecules. What does this mean to you? It means that some things will pass through the membrane while others cannot. Because the membrane only allows certain molecules to pass through it, the waste liquid that is left behind with a highly concentrated amount of contaminants moves through to a drain. The water that has passed through the membrane is virtually contaminant-free and referred to as a permeate stream, and not only tastes great, it is also completely safe to drink.
Reverse Osmosis Water Pressure
RO technology relies on pressure to push the water molecules through the membrane. Your water pressure will vary depending on your water source. The production rate of the membrane can depend on factors such as temperature, pressure and total dissolved solid levels. Because flow and production rates often vary, RO systems also have a water storage tank to allow for pure fresh drinking water to be available on demand. Because the water is so pure, odors and unpleasant taste from the storage tank can find their way back into the water during prolonged contact. The post-filter (water polisher) of the RO system ensures that any odors or tastes that may be picked back up from the storage tank are completely eliminated.
Professional Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration & Purification Systems in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Lehigh Acres, Florida
If you feel that your home has questionable drinking water, contact the professionals at AAA Water Team and ask about reverse osmosis drinking water systems and schedule an appointment for installation today – you won’t regret your decision!