While there are many ways to filter the water that enters your home, a reverse osmosis system is one of the most popular.

What is  Reverse Osmosis and How Does a Reverse Osmosis System Work?

Reverse osmosis is a simple water filtration process in which water pressure pushes tap water through a membrane to remove impurities. This helps remove dissolved inorganic solids from the water, thus making it safer to use.

Here are some (but not all) of the many impurities that can be removed from your water through a reverse osmosis system:

  • Lead
  • Salt
  • Fluoride
  • Detergents
  • Pesticides
  • Sulfates
  • Nitrates
  • Chlorine

Is the Membrane Enough?

While the reverse osmosis membrane is successful in removing impurities, most reverse osmosis systems will have a carbon/sediment pre-filter before the membrane. This will protect the membrane from chlorine or other contaminants, which can damage the membrane over time. The membrane is followed by another carbon filter, which acts as a polishing filter, to clean up any taste or odor in the water.

The Basic Components

There are many types of reverse osmosis systems on the market, and most of them share the same basic features.

In most homes, a reverse osmosis system is installed under the kitchen sink.

  • Pre-filter
  • Reverse osmosis membrane
  • Post-filter
  • Automatic shut-off valve (Leak Detector)
  • Storage tank
  • Faucet
  • Drain

Although it appears to be a lot of components, they’re all included with the reverse osmosis system you choose.

Reverse osmosis system is an investment in the health and well-being of you and your family. If you’re located in Venice, FL and interested in learning more about reverse osmosis systems, then contact a reputable water filtration company like Kinetico SWFL and learn about the pros and cons of reverse osmosis systems in Venice, FL. We can answer your questions, provide feedback on the best systems, and help you decide what to do next. We also service the following areas: Naples, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, North Port, Port Charlotte, Englewood, Rotunda West, Arcadia, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, and Parrish