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Reverse Osmosis System Installation, Reverse Osmosis System Maintenance, Reverse Osmosis System RepairA reverse osmosis system is a device that forces water through a semi-permeable membrane. This membrane has pores that allow water to pass through but are too big for contaminants to pass by. The contaminants will be flushed down the drain, and the clean water is collected in a storage tank. 

Typically, reverse osmosis systems are installed under the sink but they can be installed in a basement or outside if you want RO water at every faucet in your home.

An RO system is able to remove 99% of contaminants producing water that is perfect for drinking. Below is a list of contaminants that an RO system is able to filter out.

  • Fluoride? Yes.
  • Salt? Yes.
  • Sediment? Yes.
  • Chlorine? Yes.
  • Arsenic? Yes.
  • VOCs? Yes.
  • Herbicides and pesticides? Yes.
  • Other contaminants? Yes. The contaminants listed are some of the most popular ones treated with an RO system, but the system also removes many other contaminants.
  • Bacteria and Viruses? No. Water entering your RO system should already be microbiologically safe. Reverse osmosis may remove some bacteria, but bacteria could grow on the RO membrane and potentially enter your water supply. To remove viruses, we recommend UV disinfection.

Below you will find helpful reverse osmosis system tips that will help you understand the problems you will face with contaminants in your water.

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