Many of the homes being built today come with an under sink water filtration system. However, not all under sink water filters are the same. Most will improve the taste of the water or perhaps remove chemicals such as chlorine. However, simple under sink water filters will not remove toxins such as arsenic, lead, perchlorates, and trihalomethanes. An under sink reverse osmosis water filter system is a low-cost option that can effectively remove 95% – 98% of contaminants found in water.
Under Sink Reverse Osmosis System offered at Intec America
Intec offers many options for under sink reverse osmosis systems. These point-of-use (POU) systems are generally installed inside a cabinet or basement where it is out of site and come with a dedicate faucet that provides highly purified water for drinking and cooking purposes. An under sink reverse osmosis system is very popular because they are easy to install, maintain, and they are highly effective purification system.
Benefits of an Under Sink Reverse Osmosis System Include:
- Toxin removal
- Improved taste of drinking water
- Improved taste of any food prepared with water
- Cost savings over bottled water
- Your under sink RO system can provide treated water to a refrigerator or icemaker
Under Sink RO System Installation Guide
This under-sink water purification system uses the incoming water pressure to push water through the reverse osmosis membrane. Before the water enters the membrane, the process requires the removal of sediment and oxidants to increase its life. Under sink home reverse osmosis system(s) generally have 2, 3, 4, or 5 stage options. Meaning, 1 stage includes the membrane and the remaining stages indicate the number of under sink water filters(s). Intec recommends a minimal of a sediment (stage 1) and carbon (stage 2) filter before the membrane (stage 3) and a post carbon filter (stage 4) for any under sink home reverse osmosis system.
How Often Do I Need to Change My Under Sink Reverse Osmosis System Filters?
The under sink water filter(s) will require periodic replacement as contaminants will reduce the output of the system. The filters before the membrane are inexpensive and need to be replaced every 6 months on average. The membrane has an average useful life of 1 – 2 years for the under sink RO system. The post-membrane filter(s) are usually change out when the membrane is changed
There are also several options available for an under sink reverse osmosis system:
- Post carbon to improve the taste of the under sink RO system
- Remineralization capabilities for alkaline water
- Booster pump for more install options
- Zero waste options
- Large holding tanks
If you are in the market for an under sink water filtration system, call Intec America and speak with one of our representatives regarding out under sink reverse osmosis water filtration systems.