Reverse Osmosis Filter Systems

What you need to know before buying
Things to learn before buying a reverse osmosis filter system
June 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Aqua Doctor Inc.
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Do you suspect that your water is sick? At Aqua Doctor, we treat sick water systems throughout Long Island, leaving our customers with clean, healthy water they can feel good about drinking. One of our most popular products is the reverse osmosis filter system. It’s designed to remove harmful substances from your water, which may cause it to taste unpalatable even at low levels. If you’re still exploring your water filtration options, we’re here to show you why this system may be right for you.

Removing harmful substances for better tasting and safer water

Each glass of water you drink should taste amazing and leave you feeling safe. Using a reverse osmosis filter system, both of these things are possible. These systems remove substances such as:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Fluoride
  • Cyanide
  • Sodium
  • Chloride
  • Heavy metals

In many cases, the substances above only exist in high enough levels to leave your water tasting unpleasant. However, we know that you don’t love the idea of drinking them, which is why we’re here to help you remove them.

One of the downsides to someof these systems is that they’re so effective they remove some useful substances too. For example, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. You need all these minerals for a healthy lifestyle, plus they give water some of its taste.

Fortunately, the reverse osmosis water filter systems we use at Aqua Doctor spare those important minerals. That means they remain in your water doing their job, while the harmful substances are taken away. As a result, your water retains its flavor and it does more for your health.

Reverse osmosis water filters produce excess water

At Aqua Doctor, we know that reverse osmosis water filters produce excess water that may seem wasteful. However, we’d like to suggest that there’s always a way to put that water to good use.

From washing your car through to watering your garden, there are plenty of ways to use the excess water your system makes. Depending on how you’re able to manage the water flow in your household, you could always add it to your dishwasher or washing machine too. However, if your aim is to avoid limescale build up, always make sure you use relevant limescale removers after.

Achieving the right water pressure

Most reverse osmosis water filters rely heavily on having the right water pressure. If you live in a low water pressure area, that doesn’t mean you can’t use one. Instead, we recommend adding a reverse osmosis booster pump to the mix to simulate the conditions that low water pressure fails to provide.

In the instance that you find you can’t achieve the right water pressure even with the pump, we recommend trying an inline water filter instead. They’re not as reliant on having the right pressure, but they still achieve excellent results. You may also want to try a gravity-based filter, which doesn’t depend on water pressure at all.

You’ll benefit from a low-maintenance solution

If one of the determining factors in choosing a water filter system is the amount of maintenance you need to put in, reverse osmosis is for you. As technology advances, the filters now last up to 36 months. This is excellent news if you want to economize and reduce your maintenance efforts. At the lower end of the scale, filters last for 12 months. However, this is still convenient when you want a low-maintenance unit.

At Aqua Doctor, we offer lots of water filter solutions. If we find that a reverse osmosis water filter isn’t right for you, we’ll suggest an alternative solution. To learn more about what we can do for your home or business, contact us.

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