Who would benefit from a water filtration system?
The RO system is our most thorough option. For under $1000, your drinking water will be 99.9% pure. It removes calcium, minerals, bacteria and viruses by filtering your water through a semi-permeable membrane. Not impressed yet? To put it in perspective, municipally treated water has a level of 140-160 Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). Water from a reverse osmosis system has only 8-10 TDS!
If you’re not a fan of the smell or taste of chlorine, then a carbon filter is what you need. However, carbon filters will not be able to remove inorganic contaminants or minerals. But it can be paired with a Reverse Osmosis system or a Water Softener, if you’d like a more thorough clean for your drinking water.
Water softeners remove calcium and other minerals from your water. In particular, calcium deposits found in Calgary’s hard water can cause nasty build-up in your appliances and on your fixtures. In addition to water filtration, water softeners provide a number of benefits for your skin and your home.
Over time carbon filters need to be replaced. They can become too saturated with contaminants to be effective. RO systems and water softeners, on the other hand, can experience occasional blockages. If this happens, they can be cleaned according to manufacturer specifications. But don’t worry. When we install your water filtration system, we’ll let you know what cleaning products are safe to use and how to regularly maintain your device. And you can always give us a call if you’re stuck.