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Reverse Osmosis Systems Ottawa, ON

In Ottawa, we can count on clean drinking water that’s free of pathogens. But there are chemicals added to it that either taste bad or you might prefer not to drink.

If you’re looking for the purest possible water for your family, one of the options many of our customers choose is a reverse osmosis system in Ottawa. Reach out to our Ottawa water treatment experts to learn more!

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What Is Reverse Osmosis & How Does It Work?

Reverse osmosis (RO) is a high-quality filtration system that doesn’t need chemicals to filter impurities from your water.

It works by pre-filtering your water supply and then forcing it through special semipermeable membranes. These membranes only allow tiny water molecules through. Larger molecules like chlorine, iron, and fluoride can’t pass – and neither can bacteria or viruses. As much as 98 percent of dissolved contaminants and other solids are left behind while clean, pure water passes through!

Next, the water is moved into a storage tank. Finally, when you turn on your drinking water tap, it will go through a final post-filter before it flows out for your family’s use. Reverse osmosis filters don’t use any electricity – the natural water pressure that happens when you turn on the tap makes it work.

Optionally, you can choose to have beneficial minerals, like calcium, added back in. Calcium is essential for healthy bones, regulating blood flow, and easing muscle tension.

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What Does Reverse Osmosis Remove?

For starters, a reverse osmosis water purification system filters out dissolved solids and sediments such as sand or clay. According to the US Center for Disease Control, reverse osmosis also removes the following contaminants:

  • Chloride
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Sodium

The process frequently removes other chemicals, including:

  • Arsenic
  • Calcium
  • Fluoride
  • Magnesium
  • Nitrate
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Radium
  • Sulphate

Removal of dietary minerals such as magnesium is sometimes mentioned as a downside of reverse osmosis. However, there is an optional cartridge from the K5 by Kinetico that will re-mineralize the water.

Do Ottawa Residents Need Reverse Osmosis?

The City of Ottawa provides good quality drinking water, which undergoes regular sampling and testing. However, there are two situations where a reverse osmosis system can benefit you:

  1. Lead plumbing pipes. You might have an old water service pipe or internal plumbing made of lead in an older Ottawa home. Reverse osmosis filtration will remove lead from your drinking water supply.
  2. Private well. When your tap water comes from a private well, it may contain chemicals from the groundwater such as chloride, nitrate, or sodium, which can negatively affect your health. Installation of a reverse osmosis water purification system will filter out these substances.

Our Reverse Osmosis Treatment Options

Out of This World Plumbing is a fully authorized Kinetico systems dealer. We’re specially trained to give you the best results with your home’s water quality. Established over 50 years ago, Kinetico is a world leader in residential and commercial water purification technology. Their reverse osmosis systems are an efficient and effective way to ensure your supply of healthy drinking water.

Kinetico systems are considered the top choice by many home improvement professionals. They’ve been featured on Holmes Inspection and Moving the McGillvrays. Based on our experience as water quality professionals, we recommended the Kinetico reverse osmosis systems below!

Kinetico Outperforms Other Reverse Osmosis Systems

Kinetico systems not only perform as promised, they have added health benefits when compared to bottled water or other RO systems. Only Kinetico systems:

  • Remove 96.4% (or more) of fluoride particles
  • Remove 99.95% of dissolved solids like organic matter
  • Have longer lasting membranes
  • Perform reliably, with no peaks or drops
  • Add back healthy minerals, like calcium
  • Have EverClean® Rinse system to ensure the membrane doesn’t get clogged with impurities
  • Have a sensor that lets you know when it’s time to replace the filter (with most systems you find out with bad-tasting water)
  • Produce more water faster
  • Are independently certified by the Water Quality Association
  • Cost less for every glass when compared to bottled water

Your Reverse Osmosis Specialists in Ottawa

While there are other systems that are more tailored to other water issues like hard water, RO systems are an economical solution for a lot of homes in the Ottawa area. Reach out to us today discuss adding a reverse osmosis system to your Ottawa home!

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The K5 Drinking Station

The K5 Drinking Station

This customizable 5-stage filtration system makes your drinking water pure and healthy. You can even adapt your filter to changing water issues by changing which cartridges you use.

When each filter has reached it’s capacity, the sensor lets you know, and you can replace it in a snap.

Good looking enough to sit on a countertop, the K5 also fits easily under your sink. The K5 has a 10-year warranty if used with a Kinetico water softening system. If installed separately, there’s a 4-year warrantly on the reverse osmosis membrane and 10-year warranty on all other parts.

Whole-Home Reverse Osmosis System

Whole-Home Reverse Osmosis System

If you need to avoid impure water for even bathing and laundry, the whole-home reverse osmosis system may be for you.

This larger unit fits in your basement or utility area near your water heater.

This system has a 10-year warranty, conditional on use with a Kinetico softening system.

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