Frequently Asked Questions
- How often must I replace the filters in my reverse osmosis system?The commonness of filter alternatives depends on the quality of your feed water and the size of your RO system. Generally, pre-filters should be changed every 6-12 months, while post-filters and the membrane should be changed every 2-3 years.
- Can an RO system remove bacteria and viruses from water?Yes, RO systems can remove bacteria and viruses from water, as long as the membrane has a pore size small enough to trap these microorganisms. However, it is important to note that an RO system is not a replacement for a disinfection system, and water treated with an RO system should still be disinfected before use.
- Does an RO system remove beneficial minerals from water?An RO system removes some minerals from water, but not all minerals are beneficial. It is important to note that the minerals found in water are typically not a significant source of nutrients, and a well-balanced diet is a better way to get the nutrients your body needs.
- Is it secure to drink water from a Reverse Osmosis System?Yes, water from an RO system is safe to drink and meets all the EPA's standards for drinking water. RO systems are one of the most effective ways to remove contaminants from drinking water.