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How Does a Reverse Osmosis System Work?

Water treatment systems can ensure that all the water in your home is safe for all uses. There are a number of options available to homeowners when choosing a water treatment system, and one of these is a reverse osmosis system. Understanding the basics of how any whole home system works is a key factor in deciding whether or not the system could be a good choice for you, but so is working with an expert. The pros from Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling have installed hundreds of water treatment systems over the years, so if you are ready to start using a whole home water treatment system, give us a call!

How It Cleans

A reverse osmosis system (also known as RO) uses a semi-permeable membrane to clean your water. Your home’s water is forced through the membrane at a high rate of speed, which leaves contaminants and particulates on one side of the membrane and fresh, clean water on the other. The cleaned water is kept in a separate tank that feeds the plumbing system in your home.

Can Be Point-of-Use or Whole Home

One of the benefits of a reverse osmosis system is that you can choose to use this type of water treatment system to work on a whole home basis or point-of-use on a specific sink or faucet. While we recommend using the whole home method, point-of-use can be helpful if you only want to use this type of system at a single outlet.

Other Benefits

The other benefits a RO offers include:

  • Effectively removes over 99% of contaminants and particulates
  • Needs minimal maintenance as there aren’t any filters to change
  • Removes odors so water and ice taste fresh and have no smell

Interested to see what a reverse osmosis system can do for your home in Newtown, PA? Call the experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling today!

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