If you experience skin irritation like itchiness, acne, rashes or extreme dryness, it could be caused by the water from your shower, bathtub or sinks. Thankfully, filtering the water in your home with a reverse osmosis system may help.
Unless your water comes directly from a well on your property, you are probably on a municipal water supply, and that means it has to travel a long way from the treatment plant before it gets to your home. This means that even though the water may be perfectly clean after it’s treated, it may pick up impurities in the pipes underground on the way to your home.
Fortunately, there is a way to help clean up the water when it does arrive at your home, but before it exits your taps: a reverse osmosis system may be just what you need. Here is some more information about residential reverse osmosis systems and why one of these may be a good fit for your home.
How “clean” water can cause skin irritations
Even though the water coming from your taps is completely safe to drink, it may still be causing you skin irritations. That’s in part because of all those chemicals that make it safe to consume. The disinfectants that kill microorganisms, such as chlorine, can be a source of skin irritation for some people.
How a reverse osmosis system can help
A reverse osmosis system can help alleviate skin conditions caused by your water supply. This process removes most of the minerals that can make skin conditions act up. It also improves the taste of water for drinking.
There are two types of reverse osmosis systems that can be installed in your home. The first is a localized reverse osmosis filter. This is installed on one output source, such as a kitchen sink or a showerhead. With this option, the rest of the water in your house will remain unchanged.
The second option is a whole-house reverse osmosis system. This is installed at the point of entry where the water first reaches your home. This type of system will filter all the water in your home—from the kitchen sink to the bathroom shower to the washing machine and dishwasher.
How a reverse osmosis system works
A reverse osmosis system is made up of three, four or five filtration stages. The first stage is a sediment filter, and the second stage is a carbon filter. The third stage is the most important step, which is the semipermeable membrane. This removes up to 98 percent of total dissolved solids in the water. From there, the water goes to a storage tank to be ready when you turn on the tap.
When you need a residential reverse osmosis system installed in your home, contact the experienced professionals at Fogt Water Conditioning today. With more than 50 years of experience in providing water treatment products, we have seen it all and know how to get the job done right the first time. We look forward to hearing from you!
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