Many people debate whether water has a taste or not. However, even if you don’t think it has a taste, you can often tell when it smells or looks wrong. The taste of water can change from home to home, but odd-tasting tap water can cause people to spend money on filters to get rid of the taste of pennies, dirt, or bleach. If your water has a funny taste, it could be time to invest in a reverse osmosis system.
Tap water has such a variety of tastes because people either get their drinking supply from well water or a municipal water source. When coming from a municipal water source, the water comes from a river, lake, or a combination of surface sources before going to a treatment plant, underground pipes, and the pipes in your home. It’s no wonder different water can have a different taste; it goes through a long journey before coming out of your sink. From earthy or chlorinated, to metallic, there are several tastes you might find in your water, but how do you know when it could be hurting your health?
How do I know if I need a reverse osmosis system?
Whether you think your water looks funny or has an odd smell or taste, it might be time to get your water tested for contaminants. According to the National Sanitation Foundation, 55% of Americans are concerned about contaminants in their drinking water but don’t know what is in it. Luckily, there are specialists that can come into your home and test your water for any dangerous substances like nitrates, nitrites, arsenic, chromium, or TDS far above what the EPA has established as safe. These substances can be what is making your water unpalatable. If a water specialist finds any contaminants, it could be time to get a reverse osmosis system for your household.
What does a reverse osmosis system do?
A reverse osmosis system uses a process that reverses the flow of water in a natural process of osmosis—the method of water passing from one concentrated solution to a more diluted solution through a semi-permeable membrane. Adding a reverse osmosis system can make your water safe to drink again and eliminates funny tastes, smells, and even looks.
If you feel that your home needs a reverse osmosis system to remove any concerns you have with your tap water, Finken’s provides systems with highly effective filters that reduce contaminants in your water.