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One of those most common additives in municipal water supplies is fluoride. Reverse osmosis water filtration reduces concerns about the negative long-term effects of potable water containing fluoride. Reverse osmosis systems remove fluoride, chlorine, salts, and inorganic metals found in water supplies. This system is ideal for providing safe water for industrial, commercial, and residential uses.
Reverse osmosis systems work similarly to swimming pool filters by filtering water through a grid system. Both systems have inlets as well as outlets and use media-like carbon in the construction of filters that trap fluoride and other additives that reduce water quality and safety. Certain filters have membranes that trap fine sediment found in water supplies. A reverse osmosis system is typically supplied with a water storage tank.
Water travels from your supply line to multiple pre-filters before it is received by the membrane of the main filter. Water then passes through a check valve into the water storage tank and to the reverse osmosis faucet.
With a reverse osmosis system, water filtration is efficient and accurate.

“Hard water,” a problem that affects around 85% of the United States, is caused when groundwater moves through soil and rock, picking up chemicals such as calcium, magnesium, limestone, and chalk. Some hard water can be remedied by boiling; however, permanent hard water can only be remedied by a filtration system.
While hard water is not toxic, it creates many nuisances around the home such as increased heating costs, film on dishes, clogged pipes from material buildup, reduced efficiency of soaps and detergents, dingy or yellowed clothing, and build-up of soap scum on bathtubs and showers. Additionally, hard water can cause your hair to become dull or limp and may also lead to dry skin. Even skin infections are possible if bacteria becomes trapped underneath soap scum lodged in pores.
The most common solution to rid your home of hard water is to install a water filtration system or “water softener.” The most common systems work by removing the chemicals that cause hard water and replacing them with minerals that cause water softness, like sodium or potassium. Filtration systems make economic sense for most consumers as they solve the problems mentioned above, leading to fewer issues with plumbing, longer appliance life, and a reduction of film or soap scum on clothing and hair.

Filox water filters are a filter medium specifically created for lowering the levels of manganese, iron, and hydrogen sulfide from well water. Filox filters are superior performers to other filter media due to the product’s notably high manganese dioxide percentage.

Having chilled and crystal clear water on demand is a luxury in any office setting. A reverse osmosis water cooler system is a type of commercial quality appliance that delivers a large supply of cool filtered water to be enjoyed by office workers.
Reverse Osmosis Technology Explained
Reverse osmosis is one of the most effective types of technology used in commercial water filtration. Reverse osmosis involves a series of processes that filter out some of the most common water contaminants such as bacteria, sediment, minerals, chemicals, and more. Reverse osmosis filters are available in several different stages. Each filtration stage has unique processes and features that rush water through a sediment filter, activated carbon filter, and Ultrafiltration filter. Maximum purity is achieved when a reverse osmosis filter has more stages of filtration.
Features of a Reverse Osmosis Water Cooler
A water cooler with a reverse osmosis filter has a typical storage tank capacity of several gallons. The internal tank full of purified water is chilled just like a traditional refrigerator. With the push of a button, a reverse osmosis water cooler system delivers chilled water just like a water dispenser. Powered by a standard AC adapter connected to 110/120 V electrical outlets, water cooler systems usually have microprocessor controls for automatic regulation of the stored water.
The best way to enjoy clean and chilled water at the office is to install a reverse osmosis water cooler system. This appliance can easily fill up dozens of cups full of water in a matter of minutes.

An iron filter is installed in homes, businesses, and commercial locations where there is too much iron in the water. Excess iron in the water supply can damage fixtures and can be bad for your health. If you notice brown, red, or orange stains in your sinks and tubs or find there is a metallic taste to your water, you need to ask a professional about an iron filter.

Acid water is a common problem in homes and residences across the country. Acid water refers to water that has a pH balance higher than 7. And while acid water isn’t always dangerous to use or consume, it is not suitable for all uses and can be damaging to fixtures in your home.
Homeowners may notice blue or green stains on restroom fixtures or the shower floor. You may also notice small pinhole leaks in pipes, corroded fixtures, or bathroom fixtures that leak continuously.
These symptoms lead to problems like damage to faucets, fixtures, and appliances, stains on bathtubs, sinks, and toilets, corrosion on copper and other metal piping, and of course, potential health hazards.
The good news is that acid water filters all but restore the neutral pH balance to your home’s water supply. An acid filter is made with an inner filtration system that reduces the acidity of the water fed into the top of the unit. Clean and pH-neutral water is passed from the filter and into your home or business water system.

Drinking filtered water is a wise decision that can help safeguard the health of you, your family, and your pets, not to mention any visitors to whom you offer water to while they are at your home. The truth is that the sanitary requirements at local water treatment centers are at a bare minimum. Trace elements of toxins, prescription drugs, dangerous metals, and other elements are allowed into this water. Without filtering it out first, these constituents could be getting ingested by you and your loved ones. By choosing the healthier choice of filtered water, you can assure that only clean, refreshing, and pure water that’s free from any toxins is enjoyed by your family.
Filtered water removes the chlorination that’s used by water treatment plants, making the water taste far more appealing. It also removes any bacteria that can contribute to odd smells and tastes, too. Chlorine and bacteria can cause several bodily reactions and can irritate your internal organs.
Lead can be carried over from old pipes into your home and drinking supply. Filtered water removes all traces of lead to prevent this deadly heavy metal from poisoning your family’s water supply.
Home filtered water systems have been proven to be a cost-effective method of enjoying filtered water. They cost far less over the course of a year than bottled water for drinking does, and can also be used as whole-home systems to provide clean bathing water, too.
Drinking filtered water that is free from traces of heavy metals, bacteria and chlorine can reduce your risk of contracting a variety of diseases, possibly including colon and rectal cancers as well as bladder cancers.
Properly filtered water helps protect your family from diseases caused by giardia and cryptosporidium, harmful protozoans found in unfiltered water that have been directly linked with various and often serious gastrointestinal illnesses.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are more than 2,100 known toxins that are found in approved water treatment water. They also include dangerous heavy metals like lead, trace elements of prescription and illicit drugs, and thousands of other harmful foreign contaminants that are removed by using our signature filtered water process.

A variety of different water filters exist that offer unique benefits to those who use them. When considering what water filter you can use for your home, it’s always good advice to learn more about your options. You might find that you like the benefits that one filter type has to offer over the other. Our helpful staff is always ready to answer any questions that you have regarding water filters, the different types, and the benefits they offer.

  • Acid Water Filters
  • Carbon Filters
  • Chlorinators
  • Conditioning Filters
  • Reverse Osmosis Filters
  • Filox Filters
  • Sediment Filters
  • Ultraviolet Light Filters

If you have hard water in your home, you are probably wondering what solutions exist to correct it. Hard water is never any fun. It can result in stains and buildup in piping as well as odd-tasting and bad-smelling water. This can be corrected by using a water conditioner system.
Water comes from the earth and makes its way into underground rivers and waterways before it is captured by water treatment plants and treated for human consumption. Along the way, this water will pass over countless minerals found in the earth. While many of these minerals won’t affect the taste of the water, some can affect the taste as well as the smell, and others can cause damage to the plumbing systems in homes and businesses.
Two minerals are of prime concern here: calcium and manganese. These two minerals can cause that undesirable white water staining on dishes and the crusty buildup on sink heads. This also includes damage and buildup inside of the piping and impacted water taste.
Water Conditioners are designed to help soften water by removing the core elements of these two offending minerals. A water conditioner generally consists of a tank that all water enters before it is distributed into your piping system. The water tank contains a special bed of beads called polystyrene beads that are negatively charged. Since both calcium and manganese carry positive charges when they are forced through these beads that are negatively charged, the ions swap.
In a nutshell, the positively charged sodium clings to the water that passes through as negatively charged calcium and manganese cling to the beads. The result is pure water without any hard water minerals attached. Every few days, once the beads require cleaning, the unit will enter into a self-cleaning cycle and will use a special solution to flush out the calcium and manganese.

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