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Water Treatment FAQ: What Is a Reverse Osmosis System?

Water treatment in Salt Lake City, UT is often important for a home to receive high quality water from its taps. The water in a municipal supply can contain multiple impurities that result in inferior taste, unpleasant smells, health issues, and plumbing damage.

Installing a whole-house water treatment system can alleviate these problems, but you need to have the right type of treatment system to address the specific water quality issues you have. We’ll look at one popular water treatment installation in this post: the reverse osmosis system.

For installation of a variety of water treatment systems in Salt Lake City, as well as the water testing that will pinpoint the issues you need to address, contact At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

Reverse osmosis systems

These treatment systems solve the most water problems of any available system. They have an almost unmatched level of particle filtration—superior to any standard filter—and can help balance out the pH level of your water.

Reverse osmosis works through a natural process wherein different levels of pressure force water from one area to another. This works in a water filtration device by separating two areas of water between a semi-permeable membrane capable of removing the minutest contaminants. However, water will not naturally flow through such a fine membrane. To push the water from the municipal supply through the membrane, a reverse osmosis system creates two different pressure areas, so the side with the higher concentration of molecules (the water entering your home) moves to the lower concentration side, passing through the membrane and removing the particles.

You can have a reverse osmosis system installed for individual faucets (point-of-use), but a whole-house system will take care of all the water entering your home. This is especially useful if you need to address problems with hard water—excess magnesium and calcite minerals—that can negatively affect your plumbing. If you already have a water softener installed, but it places excessive salt into the supply, a reverse osmosis system will remove the salt to balance the water. Reverse osmosis will also extract sulfur dioxide, the source the “bad egg smell” that sometimes affects a home’s water.

Schedule water testing

To know if a reverse osmosis water treatment system will address your home’s needs, or if another treatment system may work better, call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air to schedule water testing. Our specialists will analyze water samples from around your home and find out what pollutants treatment can remove. They will then recommend the steps to take, and our experts in installing water treatment in Salt Lake City, UT will take care of the rest. Call us today to start down the road toward better quality water.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
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  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
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  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

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