21 Feb Reverse Osmosis Puts Clean Drinking Water on Tap
Tap water in Wisconsin ranges in quality, but often has at least some level of contamination with salt, calcium, fluoride, pesticides, nitrates, lead, and more. It’s no wonder bottled water is a billion-dollar industry, but there is an easier, more affordable way to enjoy clean, healthy drinking water at home. A reverse osmosis system, installed by our licensed plumbers, provides purified water on tap and on demand.
What Is Reverse Osmosis or RO?
Reverse osmosis is a purification technology that significantly reduces even the tiniest particles and pollutants by using household water pressure to force water through a semipermeable membrane. The membrane is essentially a filter that works at a molecular level, allowing only water to pass and holding back anything suspended or dissolved in it. There are actually three other filters within the system—a sediment filter that removes the largest particles, a carbon filter that captures chlorine and other contaminants that could affect the performance and life of the membrane, and a polishing filter that improves the taste and odor for near-perfect drinking water. Access it through a special small faucet and refill your glass or bottle anytime.
Reverse osmosis is capable of reducing up to 99 percent of contaminants—including those not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—so you can drink more water without the added expense or waste of disposable bottles.
Great Water with Very Little Maintenance
When you have an RO system installed by a licensed plumber, you can expect excellent water for 10 to 15 years. Residential systems require no electricity, but operate solely on water pressure. This means there’s little to maintain—you’ll just need to schedule annual sanitation and filter changes to keep your water supply clean. When you call an expert like those at Cliff Bergin & Associates, you can also get an annual water test to make sure your system is doing its part to keep you and your family healthy.
Ask Us About Cleaner Air, Too
If you’re considering adding a reverse osmosis system to purify your drinking water, you may also want to think about cleaning up your indoor air. We offer Carrier® Infinity® air purifiers to remove dust, pollen, and other pollutants that can be trapped in your home. These systems work with your furnace or central air conditioner to decontaminate air up to eight times an hour so you can breathe easy.
To make your home healthier, Cliff Bergin is the better choice for clean water and clean air. And of course, we can help make you more comfortable, with the best systems for ideal indoor temperature. Call us to discuss any concerns and get a free estimate on the best heating, cooling, and plumbing services in the greater Milwaukee area.