Fridge Filters: Are they good enough?

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Millions of American households depend on their fridge filter for their drinking water, these are a convenient and seemingly safe source of clean water, but for many, these filtration systems are often not capable of properly removing all contaminants from their water.

Fridge water filters are typically just a single carbon filter that does remove unwanted smells and tastes but, will not get rid of most contaminants. The pore size used is commonly 20 micron, which would permit finer particles to pass on to your drinking water. For most people, fridge filters are simply not enough to properly purify their water.

 

DANGERS OF FRIDGE FILTERS

If you are on well water, the use of solely fridge filters can pose a real health hazard. Well water is known to have a variety of dangerous microorganisms that can cause illnesses like Coliforms, E. coli, Salmonella, and parasites as well as many harmful chemicals such as nitrates, PFAS, Arsenic, Lead, and many more.

It is very important to know the composition of your source water in order to determine the maintenance cycle of our fridge filter and if you need to upgrade your water filtration to properly remove all pollutants that can be lurking. The best filtration choice for safe and affordable drinking water is widely regarded to be Reverse Osmosis Filtration.

 

HOW DOES A REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM WORK?

The RO system works with pressure that pushes tap water through a semipermeable membrane that allows small water molecules to pass, but not larger molecules such as dissolved minerals, sediment, and thousands of contaminants.


WHAT CONTAMINANTS DOES REVERSE OSMOSIS REMOVE?

Reverse Osmosis can remove up to 99% of over 1000 contaminants. 

Such as:

  • Lead
  • Chlorine
  • Fluoride
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Nitrates
  • PFAS, and many more.

TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) are reduced by 90%.



WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE REVERSE OSMOSIS FOR DRINKING WATER?

Global prices of bottled water have steadily risen in the past years. Several factors affect the industry, such as a competitive labor market, an increase in cost for materials used in bottling and packaging in addition to transportation fees skyrocketing, it has never been more expensive to buy bottled water. It makes sense to make an investment to produce your own drinking water, considering that homemade drinking water is at least 5 times cheaper than the bottled counterpart. The maintenance of a reverse osmosis system is usually low and installation is easy and straightforward.

 

TYPES OF FILTRATION IN A REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM

 

SEDIMENT FILTERS

These can be made from yarn, polypropylene, and other materials. Their main job is to capture sediment particles and debris present in water. Sediment filters have different micron sizes to cater to the type of sediment you have. 20 and 5-micron filters are great to capture regular-size sediment particles like sand or dirt while a 1 Micron filter is specially made for finer sediment such as silt.


ACTIVATED CARBON FILTERS

The high adsorption capacity of activated carbon makes it an amazing filtering element. Carbon filters remove chlorine and sulfur compounds as well as many other organic solvents and herbicides to provide odorless, great-tasting water. There are 2 types of carbon filters: Granulated and solid. The main difference is that solid carbon filters have more effective filtration and longer lifespan. 

 

REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE

Pressurized water is filtered through a semipermeable membrane capturing most contaminants and allowing clean water to flow through your faucet. It also lowers TDS (Total Dissolved solids) by 90%.

 

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT FILTRATION

The high energy from UV bulbs makes it an ideal sterilizing method. Eliminating 99.99% of all microorganisms without leaving any harmful by-products is the reason why many choose to install an ultraviolet system. Maintenance is usually very low, requiring a bulb change once a year. The ideal choice for users of well water that need peace of mind knowing their water is properly purified.

 

ALKALINE FILTER 

The Reverse Osmosis filtration process removes most minerals from the water, even the ones that are needed for the human body. Alkaline filters Remineralize water and enhance the minerals in your drinking water and give you better hydration.

 

 

Everybody has a unique water situation, if you are still not sure which system is right for you give us a call!
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