With over 2,100 known carcinogens in our water supply and countless other contaminants, it’s no wonder the water filter industry is growing at over $3 billion in sales per year worldwide. If you do not have a water filter of some kind, you may want to consider buying one soon.
While point-of-use filtration (i.e., at the tap) can work in certain situations, they are usually not enough to meet treatment needs for the majority of homes. A whole house water treatment system is usually the best place to start.
The typical whole-house treatment system will filter hardness, chlorine, volatile organic compounds, trihalomethanes, and other contaminants that can foul up your appliances or, worse, cause cancer or other diseases.
Such a system typically meets the treatment needs of those with private wells. Those who rely on municipal water systems should also consider a whole house water system and a chlorine/chloramine reduction filter to remove the chlorine and chloramines along with the hardness contaminants.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a filtration method that removes many types of large molecules and ions from solutions. It works by applying positive pressure to a solution on one side of a selective membrane. The result is that undesired molecules/ions are kept on the pressurized side while the pure solvent is allowed to pass through.
RO is used commonly for several water treatment applications. It effectively reduces many contaminants ranging from toxic metals like lead to harmful protozoa like Cryptosporidium that causes diarrhea.
Everclean provides a state-of-the-art, four-stage reverse osmosis unit for under-sink installation that is second to none. This one-piece manifold system performs well beyond standard water filtration units provided in pitcher filters and “end-of-the-tap” filter systems that are typically available.
The stages of this NSF tested, and certified reverse osmosis system includes:
- A 5-micron sediment filter to reduce sediment and rust.
- A 5-micron carbon block filter to reduce chlorine taste and odor.
- A high production RO membrane that reduces water impurities down to 1 ten-thousandth of A micron.
- A carbon block filter that will further enhance the water’s taste.