As Sweet Brown said, “ain’t nobody got time for that”. In reality, your water softener may not be providing your family with the quality of drinking water that you want, and in many cases may not be softening your drinking water at all. Let me explain.
Hard water brought to your house is most often softened using ion exchange to remove calcium, magnesium, iron, and other unwanted particles from the water. This provides a wide variety of benefits including extending the lives of appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines and improving the effectiveness of soap, whether you are using it to wash your dishes or to clean yourself in the shower.
The kitchen sink, where many people get their drinking water, is frequently directed to bypass the water softener and produce hard water. Some people concerned with high blood pressure fret about the relatively higher concentration of sodium present in softened water. Others note the ill effects on their household plants, also due to the sodium.
So how can anybody win in this apparent lose-lose situation? Reverse osmosis. With a reverse osmosis (RO) system, your water travels through 3 different filters and an RO membrane to remove 99% of the dissolved solids and impurities and leave you with the purest, best tasting water man can make. No more rotten egg smells, no more cloudy ice cubes, no more chlorine levels on par with your local swimming pool. Water Doctors Custom PRO-4000 RO system can provide your family with 1,500 gallons a month of the purest water available right at your kitchen sink.
Your refrigerator came with a filter, you say? Don’t be fooled. Refrigerators are typically equipped with a carbon filter rather than an RO. Carbon filters are designed to remove any strange smells emanating from your water, but they are ineffective at filtering minerals, salts, and other dissolved inorganic compounds. Maybe you want to just buy bottled water. That must be pure, right? Not necessarily. In most cases, bottled water is bound to the same quality standards as the hard water delivered to your home. An RO system will save your family hundreds of dollars each year compared to buying bottled water, not to mention the environmental cost of all that plastic waste. The choice is clear. If you’re cost conscious, environmentally conscious, health conscious, or even if you just enjoy great tasting water, you need an RO system.