If you notice grimy residue clogging up your drain, dry skin after a shower or metallic-tasting water, you aren’t alone! Poor water quality can be detrimental to your plumbing systems and negatively affect your drinking water. Learning the difference between hard and soft water is important to ensure your drinking water is free from unwanted chemicals and debris.
Hard water is water with high amounts of calcium and potassium, which can coat the lining of plumbing fixtures and cause issues within your system. Soft water contains less of these components, which is better for drinking and showering.
At Gotelli Plumbing, we want to help you learn how reverse osmosis can help you get the soft water you deserve! Reverse osmosis turns hard water into soft water, benefitting how your plumbing system functions.
Reverse osmosis, also known as “RO,” is a water treatment method used in plumbing systems to treat water for personal use. It uses pressure to force water through a membrane, which has holes that are extremely small. This allows water to pass through without letting chemicals such as calcium, potassium and chlorine get through.
Depending on the type of system you get, you will generally find RO systems under appliances or at the entry point of a building. These systems provide treated water to faucets, showers and appliances. This means that the water will be great tasting, clean and healthy!
RO systems are useful for improving water quality. Hard and soft water can impact your plumbing system and your daily tasks for better or worse. Hard water can affect the quality of your skin and hair while clogging your drains with soap and scum.
These systems can enhance the lifespan of your fixtures and appliances and may even increase the quality of your showers and drinking water! There are two types of RO systems that will address what your home requires.
These systems are typically installed at a specific point of use, such as in your shower or under sinks. It is designed to filter water like all RO systems do but is confined to a specific appliance. These systems are smaller and more cost-effective than whole-home systems and provide high-quality water!
Reverse osmosis water filters may be better for houses with limited water fixtures, such as studio apartments or cottages. It also works well if you notice lots of scum in one plumbing appliance. With these convenient devices, you won’t have to pay for a whole home system. This is a handy choice for homes where the quality of drinking water is a primary concern.
Whole house reverse osmosis systems are installed at the point of entry to a water supply. This technology treats all of the water that is used within a home. They are comprehensive in scope and are used whenever there is a higher need for water purification throughout the household. This system is helpful for areas at high risk for chemicals in the water or large households that use a lot of water.
Installing a whole home system requires careful consideration of the environment around it, such as system capacity and water flow rate. Once the water passes through the membrane, it will be stored in tanks around the house, providing plenty of water for the entire structure.
Gotelli Plumbing is here to help your plumbing system operate at peak performance. With years of training and expertise under our belt, you can trust our team to handle your fixtures with care. Contact us today to explore your options for residential reverse osmosis systems!