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5 Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Systems

Do you know what’s in your water? Unfortunately, there is a large percentage of contaminants in your drinking water.

Whole House Filter/Softener v. Reverse Osmosis

Reverse osmosis systems treat drinking and cooking water and typically sit underneath the sink. A whole house water system handles all of the water that flows through the house, so it’s located at the main. Reverse osmosis systems are very concentrated and operate slowly, whereas whole house water systems quickly filter water to flow efficiently through the entire house. Whole house filters work to filter specific contaminants from the entire home, and reverse osmosis systems reduce a broad range of contaminants from drinking water. 

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis is an effective way to filter the tap water in your home. The process reduces inorganic salts by filtering your water through a semipermeable membrane – a barrier that some particles may pass through, but others cannot. This type of filtration system is popular among homeowners and business owners because of the reduction of contaminants. 

Reverse Osmosis can reduce Arsenic V, Chromium 6, Chromium 3, Barium, Cadmium, Copper, Radium, Selenium, Turbidity, Cysts, Fluoride, Lead, and TDS (Total Dissolved Solids). Our Reverse Osmosis filters at Torres Water also remove fluoride. 

The carbon filter in the Reverse Osmosis System reduces chlorine so that you can drink water without any odor or taste. The Reverse Osmosis filters work to reduce many minerals. Unfortunately, the Reverse Osmosis System does not eliminate coliform bacteria. You will need to add a disinfection system or a purification system to your system to accomplish that.  

Reverse Osmosis systems offer these five benefits:

  1. It will ensure your water tastes better.  The Reverse Osmosis water filtration method gets rid of contaminants that make your water taste and smell bad.

  2. It effectively removes impurities. Reverse Osmosis water filtration removes more impurities from the water than other filters, including bacteria, viruses, pyrogens, cysts, fluoride, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides. The carbon filter in the Reverse Osmosis system can also remove chloramines and chlorine.

  3. It will save money. Buying bottled water can be expensive and the plastic bottles have a toxic chemical, BPA, bis-phenyl A, that can be leached into the water. Furthermore, water bottles also have dangerous effects on the environment when they end up in landfills. Investing in a Reverse osmosis water purifier will help you save money providing you with as much water as you need. 

  4. It is simple to use. How the filtration systems work couldn’t be more accessible. If you want to enjoy clearer, purer, drinking water in your home, use a Reverse Osmosis attachment on your tap. What starts as regular tap water will become purified drinking water when it hits your glass. And, it can be Alkaline.

  5.  It is easy to maintain.  Because a Reverse Osmosis water filter system is simple, cleaning and maintenance are relatively straightforward.

Whole House Water Filtration

A Whole House Water Filter/Softener System works on a larger scale than Reverse Osmosis. The real advantage is that it filters and softens all the water rather than concentrating on just one area. Torres Water’s Carbon filter/softener is low-maintenance and offers cleaner water to your shower, appliances, and every faucet in your home. 

Whole-house filtration/softener systems reduce chlorine, chloramines, sediment, significant contaminants, and hardness minerals like Calcium and Magnesium before they enter your plumbing system. A whole-house system has a powerful, positive effect on your plumbing’s infrastructure. Whole house systems extend the life of water-using appliances such as hot water tanks, washing machines, dishwashers, and coffeepots since the water entering these will be contaminant-free. If you add UV protection to your whole house filter, you can appreciate additional benefits. These include killing bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens so they won’t reproduce. The system also reduces up to 99.9% of harmful microorganisms, including E. coli, cryptosporidium, and giardia.   

If you’re looking for this type of filter, then the decision is easy. And if you have specific contaminants to attack, you can still get a whole house filtration system and take action with additional filters later on. 

When it comes time to install a filter in your home, don’t hesitate to call Torres Water Company, 504-838-8345, or email us at frontdesk@torreswater.com. We stock a wide variety of home water filtration systems for every budget, household, and water quality issue. 

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