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Reverse Osmosis Systems: What Are They and Why Do You Need it?

In order to understand reverse osmosis you need to know what osmosis is, so let’s try an experiment. Place a few dried peas in a cup and fill it with purified reverse osmosis water. In another cup, pour in some brine (a thick solution of salt water) and put a few fresh peas in it. Allow the solutions to sit for a few hours, and you will see the dried peas in the reverse osmosis water swell up. The fresh peas in the salt-water solution shriveled up. What happened!? Peas are made of cells, like all living organisms, and each cell is covered with a semi-permeable membrane (in other words, some things can get through it’s skin, but some things can’t). Reverse osmosis works similar to the pea in that a semi-permeable membrane allows the water to pass through, but not any dissolved substances like salts and other contaminants.

How does Reverse Osmosis Work?

Water pressure forces H2O (water) molecules, which are smaller than other particles, through microscopic membrane pores. The pores in the membrane measure .0001 microns (approximately 100,000 times smaller than a single human hair). The pores are so small, that only water can pass through, thus the reverse osmosis membrane acts as a barrier to contaminants, allowing only pure water to transfer through. The contaminants are then flushed down the drain.

Benefits of Reverse Osmosis

  • Eliminates containments from your tap water
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Conveniently installed

Why Would I want a Reverse Osmosis System for my home?

Being the world’s most universal solvent, water constantly dissolves and absorbs contaminants. In the trip from deep below the earth to your sink, water can bring heavy metals, salts, dissolved solids, bacteria, and even viruses into your home. These contaminates can have a lasting effect on you, your loved ones, pets, and even plants. Even “city water” can have contaminants. The purification process used by cities typically involve removing the most harmful and noticeable contaminants by adding chemicals to the water. Some chemicals cause particles to sink, which are then drained out. Some chemicals cause particles to float which are then skimmed out. Some minimal filtration may be done, and in the end, chlorine is added to destroy dangerous bacteria and germs. The city is required to maintain a minimum level of chlorine in its lines at all times. There are testing areas along the water disbursement pipes that are checked regularly by licensed professionals.

Benefits of a Whole House RO System:

  • Healthier water for drinking, cooking and cleaning
  • Fixtures such as Faucets and Water Heaters last longer
  • Save money and the environment on bottled water
  • No more itchy skin and works wonders with your hair
  • Professional Installation with our new Cabinet Model


CertainFlow Whole House Reverse Osmosis Packages

CertainFlow Platinum Reverse Osmosis Package

This package is designed for a family of four and up to seven people:

CertainFlow Platinum Specifications:

  • Two 4" X 40" Membranes
  • Stainless Steel Membrane Housings
  • Rotary Vane Booster pump
  • 1/2 HP Motor
  • Stainless Steel Concentrate Control Valve
  • Stainless/Glycerin filled Pressure Gauge
  • Two Flow Meters (Product and Drain)
  • Pre-Filter Housing with powder coated Bracket
  • UV Rated 500 Gallon Potable Water Storage Tank
  • Mister Bar In Tank
  • A Level Control Float Switch
  • pH Balance Tank W/UV Jacket
  • Back Washing Carbon Polishing Tank W/UV Jacket
  • The CertainFlow Corona Ozone Circulation System
  • 3/4 HP Composite House Pump with Mass Controller
  • New Up-Sized Pressure Tank for Well
  • New Well Pump Pressure Switch

 

CertainFlow AquaClean Reverse Osmosis Package

This package is designed for a family of up to four people:

CertainFlow AquaClean Specifications:

  • One 4" X 40" Membrane
  • Stainless Steel Membrane Housing
  • Rotary Vane Booster pump
  • 1/2 HP Motor
  • Stainless Steel Concentrate Control Valve
  • Stainless/Glycerin filled Pressure Gauge
  • Two Flow Meters (Product and Drain)
  • Pre-Filter Housing with powder coated Bracket
  • UV Rated 500 Gallon Potable Water Storage Tank
  • Mister Bar In Tank
  • A Level Control Float Switch
  • pH Balance Tank W/UV Jacket
  • Back Washing Carbon Polishing Tank W/UV Jacket
  • The CertainFlow Corona Ozone Circulation System
  • 3/4 HP Composite House Pump with Mass Controller
  • New Up-Sized Pressure Tank for Well
  • New Well Pump Pressure Switch


CertainFlow Economizer Reverse Osmosis Package

This package is designed for those that have a small family and an existing storage tank or an existing RO system that needs to be updated.

CertainFlow Economizer Specifications:

  • One 4" X 40" Membrane
  • Stainless Steel Membrane Housing
  • Rotary Vane Booster pump
  • 1/2 HP Motor
  • Stainless Steel Concentrate Control Valve
  • Stainless/Glycerin filled Pressure Gauge
  • Two Flow Meters (Product and Drain)
  • Pre-Filter Housing with powder coated Bracket
  • Mister Bar built In Existing Tank
  • A Level Control Float Switch
  • pH Balance Tank W/UV Jacket
  • Back Washing Carbon Polishing Tank W/UV Jacket
  • CertainFlow Corona Ozone with a bubble stone
  • Use Owners existing House Pump

 


Hague H6500 Reverse Osmosis

Convenience And Comfort Straight From The Tap

Although many people need reverse osmosis filtration systems to have safe drinking water, others choose the H6500 RO because they want peace of mind in regards to there water it in their home. Some families find comfort knowing the reverse osmosis system produces safe, great tasting bottled water straight out of the tap. Additional advantages include maximum water cleaning efficiency with no operating costs (except for periodic replacement of disposable filters), easy to keep clean and convenient!

Live Clear With Life Support Water

Reverse osmosis is often used in commercial and residential water filtration to provide the highest quality of water used for drinking and preparing food or “life support water.”

Under Sink Reverse Osmosis
 
The process of reverse osmosis appears to be complex, but in reality it is a very straight forward process. The H6500 RO uses pressure to force a solution through a membrane, retaining inorganic solids such as salt, while allowing the treated solvent (water) to pass to the other side. The remaining contaminants are then flushed down the drain.

The H6500 RO system features:

  • 25-year limited warranty
  • Advanced membrane technology
  • Non-electric operation
  • Efficiency, even on water pressure as low as 30 psi
  • 33% more tank pressure for increased flow and volume
  • Fills holding tank up to 5 times faster than other systems
  • Completely pre-tested
  • Includes a long-reach dispensing spigot

Whether you are drinking a cool glass of water, cooking, making ice, drinking coffee or tea; let Certain Water Service ensure you are doing it with the safest drinking water possible.

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