Reverse Osmosis in Orange County
How does reverse osmosis work?
Reverse osmosis is a process that removes dissolved solids like salt from your water. Basically, the water that enters your house flows through a membrane that allows water through but not anything else. Any impurities in the water get flushed down the drain, so you don’t have to worry about filter cartridges filling up with junk.
The performance of your reverse osmosis system is affected by a number of factors, including:
- Your home’s water pressure
- Water temperature
- The type and number of total dissolved solids in the water (we’ll help you figure this out)
- The quality of your reverse osmosis system
We also do water quality testing >>
What should I know about reverse osmosis before I call?
For the most part, all reverse osmosis systems look about the same, with many of the same components. That said, they can vary widely in quality! At Barker & Sons, we will walk you through what to look for when selecting a reverse osmosis system, but the biggest things are:
How well the system was manufactured – reverse osmosis systems are usually made of plastic, and things like how well the plastic was welded together will make a big difference in terms of any contaminants passing through or any leaking you may experience.
How well the filter or membrane is made – the membrane that the water flows through should direct water into the removal component of the system so it can be safely and effectively removed.
The quality of the “fill” – the contents of the reverse osmosis system dictate how well it will be able to reduce contaminants. For instance, carbon quality can vary significantly in reduction capability and capacity as well as the sloughing of “fines”, which can prematurely clog or ruin the RO membrane.
These are just a few things you want to know before you install your reverse osmosis system. You should also try to find out whether the materials used are FDA or NSF approved, as this will help you determine their quality and performance ability.
If you’re thinking about installing a reverse osmosis system in your Orange County home, call Barker & Sons today!