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What Is a Reverse Osmosis System?

If you check the bottle of water you purchased at the store, chances are you’ll see the phrase “reverse osmosis” somewhere on the label. It’s a process of purifying the water, helping to remove germs and other impurities that might be found in tap water. (It’s one of the reasons you’re paying for the water in the store in the first place). It may please you to know that when it comes to reverse osmosis systems, Aurora residents can have them installed as part of a whole-house water treatment plan. So what is a reverse osmosis system? We’ve provided a quick breakdown below.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

The system itself varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but the basics work like this. It starts with two small tanks of water, connected by a thin sheet of material that allows water to pass through while filtering out just about anything else. One tank has a higher level of interior pressure than the other one, and contains untreated water. The differences in pressure force the water through the membrane, where it is filtered and all unhealthy content is removed.

The size of the reverse osmosis system depends on your needs. Smaller models exist to handle just one faucet or outlet: providing drinking water, for instance. A larger model can help your whole house, which is preferable if you have recurring problems like hard water deposits, or your system uses a water softener (which can leave minerals behind).

That’s why it’s important to talk to a professional about your water treatment options. Not only can he or she explain what a reverse osmosis system is, but he or she can perform an installation with courtesy and care. When it comes to reverse osmosis systems, Aurora residents can count on Lifeline Plumbing to help. Our trained experts will discuss your options with you and help you select the right system for your home and budget.

When the time comes for installation, we will treat your home like ours, and won’t complete the task until you are completely satisfied with our work. Pick up the phone and call us today.