Homeowners that are looking to improve the quality of the water in their homes are often confused between the available water treatment options. There is a big difference in how you treat your homes water based on the issues it has. Your water may contain containments, be high in harmful minerals, or may just smell and taste off; depending on the exact issue you can determine what type of water treatment system will bring the highest quality water to your family.
A Look into Water Softeners and Reverse Osmosis Water Systems
Reverse osmosis is described simply as a system that provides filtration. RO water filtration units are extremely popular amongst homeowners as they provide a point of use system that brings better tasting, healthier water. RO systems are especially popular amongst homeowners with wells. A reverse osmosis water treatment system removes the contaminants and dissolved minerals in your water by forcing them through a filter. Benefits of including either a point of use RO or whole home RO include:
- Flavorless Water: A RO system will remove the funny taste in your homes water by eliminating the source of the taste within the water.
- Doesn’t Use Chemicals: Reverse osmosis water treatment systems are environmentally friendly as they do not use chemicals to filter water.
- Soft Water: Minerals cause hard water; reverse osmosis systems filter and remove the minerals in the water that cause hard water. Whole house reverse osmosis systems can eliminate corrosion in pipes.
- Odor and Color Removal: Occasionally contaminants and dissolved minerals in the water will cause a strange smell and odor. RO systems work to filter these pollutants and minerals giving you a higher quality water supply.
The quality of your homes well water is often improved with the installation of a RO filtration systems. Whether you install a whole house or point of use reverse osmosis unit your homes water will taste and smell better.
Water softeners are often described as water conditioners. Unlike a RO in which a filter physically removes contaminants and dissolved minerals from the homes water, a water softener processes water through an ionization process that replaces magnesium and calcium ions with sodium ions.
Hard water is known to contain increased levels of dissolved minerals such as magnesium and calcium. The water softening unit softens the water by exchanging these minerals with sodium, a less destructive mineral. Hard water can cause a great deal of problems in the home and water softeners help to mitigate them. If you notice plumbing corrosion because of hard water a water softening unit can help. It is important to note however that a water softener is not a filtration system and does not remove other contaminants. Benefits of water softened using a water softener include:
- Natural Tasting Water
- Stain Free, Brighter Laundry
- Spot Free Cleaner Dishes
- Longer Lasting Appliances
- Fewer Clogged Pipes
The experts at Reynolds Water Conditioning have a solution to your homes unique water quality needs including: arsenic, bacteria, chlorine, rotten egg smell, fluoride, hard water, iron, lead, acid, tannins, radon, and more. More information on our water treatment solutions including water softeners and conditioners, water filtration and purification, reverse osmosis drinking water, and iron & odor removal can be found online at https://reynoldswater.com.