In our opinion, a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filtering system may be the best type of system to help protect your plumbing system and appliances as well as provide great-tasting water in your home or business!
RO systems are also safe and easy to maintain. There are few moving parts because your water pressure does all the work. Cleaning is a snap and filters are accessible and readily available.
RO systems typically have a 4-stage filtering process:
Removes various types of sediments to both improve your water and protect the other stages of filters
Removes contaminants that cause off tastes and odors and can reduce the effectiveness of the other stages of filters
Removes dissolved inorganic solid materials by pushing water through a semi-permeable membrane
A second AC filter which “polishes” the water filtered through the other three stages
All contaminants filtered out at every stage are sent down the drain and you’re left with fresh, delicious water.
As with other types of water filtering systems, RO systems come in various sizes to meet the specific need:
Referred to as “POU”, these are installed at a sink, refrigerator, ice maker, etc. in a residential setting.
Referred to as “POE”, these systems are installed where the main water line comes in to a home or business.
Typically much larger than residential systems, commercial RO systems range in size from 200 to 50,000 gallons of water flow per day and are customizable to meet the needs of the business. Some larger commercial systems require the use of electric pumps to assure adequate water pressure.