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Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis Systems and Installation in Fairbury, Dwight, Pontiac and Surrounding Areas

Water quality is something that no Fairbury, Illinois, homeowner can afford to take for granted. Insist on the cleanest, healthiest water for your family with a reverse osmosis filter system from Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, Electric and Geothermal.

Reverse Osmosis

The Science of Reverse Osmosis Filtration

Water can contain a virtually endless variety of contaminants, making it very difficult to filter them out completely. Regardless of your water source, you’ll likely find more than pure water coming out of your tap. Many different home filtration systems can improve your water quality, but it’s hard to top the proven effectiveness of reverse osmosis systems.

These systems employ a semi-permeable membrane containing exceedingly tiny pores. Most molecules are too large to pass through these pores, but water molecules can squeeze through under pressure. This creates an extremely effective filter, stripping out around 98% of dissolved solids. To eliminate anything this process might not catch, these systems also utilize a combination of other types of built-in filters.

The Simple Pleasure of Reverse Osmosis Water

Since this type of filtration is so effective, it produces exceptionally pure water. In fact, reverse osmosis water system from a typical home filtration system can exceed the quality of most bottled water. With such easy access to high-quality water, you may find yourself drinking water more often. You also won’t have to worry about waterborne diseases and chemical contaminants. In addition to drinking, reverse osmosis water is also perfect for cooking, making ice and brushing your teeth.

Of course, you likely don’t need such ultra-pure water for most other purposes. Instead, these systems are often used to complement whole-home water softeners and other treatment systems. This is partly because water softeners can more easily provide a higher volume of water for cleaning, bathing and other activities.

Is a Reverse Osmosis System Right for You?

Most homeowners could benefit from this type of filtration system, but it isn’t necessary for everyone. If you have hard water but aren’t concerned about other contaminants, water softeners may be a more cost-effective solution. However, these systems aren’t able to remove chemicals, waterborne pathogens, and other contaminants. This can be particularly concerning for anyone who has chronic health issues. A higher degree of filtration may also be useful for water supplies that are heavily treated with chlorine. In general, this type of treatment system is a great addition if:

  • You or someone in your family is immune-compromised
  • You get your water from a municipal supply that is chemically treated
  • You’d like consistently high-quality water for drinking and cooking

As Central Illinois’ plumbing service leader, Popejoy Plumbing, Heating, Electric and Geothermal is a name you can trust. Our experts specialize in recommending, installing and servicing the perfect solutions for all your water quality needs.

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