One essential for any dream kitchen renovation is to have an on-demand supply of healthy drinking water straight from your kitchen taps. No more purchasing heavy jugs of water at the store, throwing away tons of plastic bottles, or having to wait forever for a pitcher to filter your water for you. There’s a better solution! Reverse osmosis systems ensure you and your family are getting the purest, best-tasting drinking water possible, and can be installed in any home easily and affordably.
To understand reverse osmosis, it makes sense to first talk about what osmosis means. At its simplest, osmosis is a natural, passive quality of water in which it naturally moves across barriers from an area of low dissolved material to one of high dissolved material. Consider how your fingers get pruney after spending too much time in the pool or a bath; in this case, pure water is naturally moving from within your body, through the skin, to join with the impure, chemically treated, or salty water around you.
Osmosis is an important part of the world’s natural life cycle—for example, it’s also how plants draw water up into their roots from the soil. Reverse osmosis is, logically, the opposite of this process. It’s using pressure to push water through a membrane or filter that will remove most of the dissolved chemicals and minerals, natural compounds, and organic and non-organic matter. It essentially forces it from an area of high dissolved material into a purer, cleaner state of little to no dissolved material at all. Reverse osmosis has been shown to result in water that is distinctly cleaner in taste and healthier to drink than unfiltered water.
Reverse osmosis systems help to filter dissolved salt ions, particulate matter, and bacteria out of the water you and your family drink. It can also contribute to filtering out heavy metal contaminants, like lead or arsenic, that may be present in community water. Drinking water with harmful contaminants has been linked to problems with blood pressure, fertility, skin appearance, and the increased creation of cancer-causing compounds. Reverse osmosis ensures that most of these harmful contaminants are removed, giving your family the healthiest drinking water possible.
Reverse osmosis systems are generally divided up into three stages: pre-filtration, reverse osmosis, and storage.
Whether you’re renovating your kitchen or want to bring reverse osmosis into the kitchen you already have, these filtration systems are easy for a qualified contractor to install and surprisingly affordable—even more so when you take advantage of special offers and low monthly payments.
At MyHomeUpgrade.ca, our team of expert advisors can help you explore water filtration options, provide you with a free on-the-spot estimate for your project, then connect you with a recommended contractor in your area to do the work. Call us at 1.833.527.1149 to get started and start renovating your home like an expert, today!
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