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Frequently Asked Questions - Reverse Osmosis -

Q. What exactly is a Reverse Osmosis System?

A. Reverse Osmosis (R.O) is a separation process originally developed by NASA in which water is passed through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving behind the dissolved solids, which are to large to fit through the membrane. Along with a pre and a post filter an R.O System will remove dirt, sediment, dissolved solids, viruses, organic molecules, pesticides, chlorine, taste and odor.

Q. How do I know if I need an R.O. System?

A. With the condition of the world’s water supply, we believe it’s a good idea for everyone to have an R.O> System or at least some kind of filtration for your drinking water, food preparation, coffee, tea, and juices. We know we wouldn’t want to be without one. We do suggest you purchase one of our home Water Analysis Test Kits, and find out for yourself what your water has in it.

Q. Can I install an R.O. System myself?

A. Both R.O. System we offer are very easy to install, both systems have color coded water lines, with insert fittings, and they both have step by step instructions. The most difficult step may be drilling the hole in the sink for the faucet (if you don’t already have an extra hole in your sink), if you have a stainless steel sink, or enameled steel sink, a drill bit made to go through steel will go through rather easy. If you have a cast iron sink you may want to remove your sprayer, or mount the faucet in the counter top. You may also have your local plumber install the system, it should take a plumber on the average approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours to install it.

Q. I don’t have a water softener can I still have a R.O. System?

A. Almost all R. O. Systems recommend that you do not use them if you have over 10 grains of hardness in your water supply, because the filter will clog and have to be changed quite often. If you have less than 10 grains of hardness it’s not a problem. If you have iron present it can also clog the filters. We do recommend in most cases you pre-treat your water with a water softener before your R.O. system.

Questions or comments please email us at: info@w-s-p-s.ca