While tap water is usually safe to drink in the state of California, many people opt for a home water filtration system anyway to further purify their drinking water, making it safer and more refreshing to drink. A reverse osmosis filter is an excellent option for anyone looking to have purified water in their home because they require little maintenance and remove all kinds of impurities! Don't waste any more time with hard water—our team at Flow Pro Plumbing offers coupons on our services, and our plumbers work hard to ensure your system is perfect for your home’s water needs.
Benefits of Installing a water filtration system in Your Home
It is absolutely worth installing a water filtration system in your home. Despite federal regulations on standards for public drinking water, private wells and public water supplies can still be contaminated at the source by disease-producing pathogens, agricultural chemicals, hazardous household products, and more. Having a water filtration system set up in your home can provide you with an extra layer of protection to catch these hazards before they ever make their way out of your taps. Some of the most important contaminants a water filtration system can help protect you from include:
- Bacteria: You’ve seen mold grow from a leaky pipe or on a poorly grouted shower, so you know water sources are a perfect breeding ground for bacteria growth. Often, your water system is susceptible to stagnation caused by low circulation or blockages, which create an even more optimal space for harmful microorganisms to nest. Some pathogens that can find a home there include: Legionella – known to cause a type of pneumonia called Legionnaires disease. Enteroviruses – small viruses that can cause diseases like gastroenteritis and meningitis. E. coli – contamination caused by human or animal wastes that cause short term health issues like cramps, nausea, and other stomach issues.
- Rust: Water tanks go through the natural aging processes and as such, they can accumulate rust. If your water has turned from clear to a brownish color, this could mean your tank is in need of a check-up. This rust will affect your pipes, allowing them to corrode quickly, and can stain your sinks and showers if not properly cleaned.
Water health and safety are things to be taken seriously. Eliminate the risk of improper or inefficient cleanings by calling in a professional from Flow Pro Plumbing to take care of it for you. Our experts will thoroughly clean and inspect your system to make sure you’re drinking and using the cleanest water you can. It is recommended that you clean your tank annually, so give us a call to schedule your inspection today.
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Most reverse osmosis systems have a four to five stage system to remove impurities from your tap water by using a pump to push the tap water through a series of filters, including a carbon filter and a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane stops contaminants like fluoride, lead, chlorine, pesticides, sulfates, nitrates, and cryptosporidium, and leaves them behind in the chamber while the rest of the water flows through the filter and out through your fixtures. The leftover minerals are then flushed out of your home.
A reverse osmosis whole home water filtration system, which can sometimes be known as a "point of entry" system, ties into the main water line as it comes into your home. Point of entry systems allow you to have filtered water in all of your sinks, showers and tubs, and other appliances like your refrigerator, throughout your home. While these systems do have a higher up-front cost and require more maintenance than individual filters, they purify water throughout your entire house, while eliminating the need to install a different filter at each fixture.
What Kind of Maintenance Do These Systems Require?
Reverse osmosis systems require relatively little maintenance compared to other house water filtration systems. The membrane will need to be replaced about every 2 to 3 years, and the other filters within the system should be changed about every 6 to 12 months. Aside from that, it is also recommended that the system should be cleaned and inspected at least once a year, to ensure that it stays in good condition for longer.
Our experienced team can install, repair, and maintain your whole home water filtration system, making drinking and using safe water a breeze.
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