Water is one of the elements essential to life. Toxins or contaminants found in your drinking water supply could be detrimental to the health of your family. Although municipal water plants treat residential water before it is distributed throughout a city, this water can pick up contaminants as it travels through pipes and into your home.
The addition of a whole-house filtration system will allow you to rest assured knowing that your water supply is as safe and healthy as possible. You have many options when it comes to water filtration systems, but the best systems will offer a three-step approach to treating your home’s water supply. These steps include reverse osmosis, remineralization, and ionization.
1. Reverse Osmosis
Many water filtration systems rely on the process of reverse osmosis to remove harmful contaminants from your drinking water supply.
Contaminant particles are larger than water particles, so pressure is used to push the contaminant-laden water through a semipermeable membrane within the filtration system. The water particles are able to pass easily through the membrane, while the larger contaminant particles remain trapped on the other side.
Reverse osmosis significantly reduces the number of dangerous particles within your drinking water, but this unique treatment process can also filter out beneficial minerals (like calcium or magnesium) from your water supply. In order to restore these essential trace minerals, your water filtration system should feature a remineralization cartridge.
Your body should absorb a percentage of its daily mineral intake from the water you drink. If you drink water that has been treated via reverse osmosis without adding minerals back in first, the water could actually leach electrolytes from your cells and dissolve minerals from any tissues it passes through.
A remineralization cartridge added to your reverse osmosis water filtration system allows water that has been stripped of impurities to pass through crushed minerals before being delivered to your tap. Because the filtered water is capable of easily absorbing these minerals, the water will dissolve the minerals as the water passes through the remineralization cartridge.
Your reverse osmosis filtration system must have a remineralization component if you want to ensure the health and safety of your family’s drinking water supply.
While water that has been treated with reverse osmosis and undergone a remineralization process is safe to drink, adding an ionizer to your filtration system could boost the health benefits of your drinking water supply.
An ionizer helps to concentrate the alkaline elements within your drinking water while isolating and removing the acidic elements. Eliminating acidic elements can increase the concentration of your water’s calcium and magnesium content. This results in a water source that is uniquely alkaline and has the ability to help reduce the acidity of your body.
Drinking alkaline water can soothe acid reflux. Alkaline water also has the potential to increase the availability of oxygen in your bloodstream by reducing the acidity of the blood itself. A higher blood oxygen content could give you an energy boost and help increase the efficiency of your metabolism over time.
Ionization occurs after the remineralization process is complete, and the ionization component of your water filtration system must produce water with a pH level of at least 8.8 in order to maximize the benefits your drinking water supply can provide.
Improving the quality of your drinking water supply could lead to better hydration and overall health in the future. To see the best results, invest in a filtration system that features reverse osmosis, remineralization, and ionization.
The experienced professionals at Moon Valley Plumbing and Rooter are available to help you address your home’s water filtration needs. Contact us today to install a filtration system that will improve your water quality.