Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System

The importance of water quality in your home cannot be understated. Every region has unique water with a local blend of minerals and microorganisms that seep in from the ground and nearby environment. Municipal water treatment plants and well system filtration provide some degree of protection, but not 100%. Water from the tap is usually safe for washing and gardening, but your drinking water should be much cleaner.

Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration is among the most thorough types of water purifying available in under-sink home installations. Merit Plumbing provides reverse osmosis system installation for your home with the right unit for your space and sink.

How Does Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Work?

Reverse osmosis uses multiple layers and types of filters to provide the purest possible water. First, water first passes through a sediment filter. Then it is passed through two additional carbons filters to remove chlorine. Afterward, it is then passed through the reverse-osmosis membrane in the tank that only allows hydrogen and oxygen – pure water – through. Lastly, in some systems, the final result is passed through a traditional charcoal filter for polishing before exiting your tap.

Best Uses for Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

Reverse osmosis water filtration is most useful for drinking water and water that you cook with. This is because water consumption has the highest risk of exposure to water contamination, ranging from lead and iron particles to microorganisms like bacteria and harmful algae. Such daily uses would include the following:

  • Drinking water
  • Cooking water
  • Bathing babies and at-risk individuals
  • Washing your face and rinsing your eyes
  • Washing open wounds

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Installation Services

Installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system is a complex task. Due to the multi-channel filtration, two small to medium-sized units need to be installed, and multiple water lines are all connected below your sink.

Whole House Water Filtration and Conditioning for Sarasota

While reverse osmosis filters are typically installed in one location (single-site), other forms of water filtration and water conditioning can be installed for your entire home. A household water purification system and household water softening both operate to improve water to every tap in your home, from your kitchen sink to your shower heads and garden taps. This can improve the health of your pipes and your family by removing unwanted contaminants from water.

Single-Site Water Filtration

Single-site water filtration is when a filter – like reverse osmosis – is installed for just one tap in the house. Reverse osmosis installation is typically done below the kitchen sink, as this is where most of your drinking and cooking water will come from.

RO Water Filtration Maintenance & Repair

If your reverse osmosis filtered water develops a new taste, smell, or signs of small particles, it may need repair or maintenance. Merit Plumbing filtration experts will gladly inspect your system to determine which of the multiple stages requires replacement or repair to restore your purified water quality.


Merit Plumbing offers a free water test with every visit. Suppose your water test shows signs of contaminants or water health risks. In that case, a reverse osmosis systems installation is a wise choice to protect your home and your family from potentially harmful water content. If you are considering water filtration for your home, Merit Plumbing would be proud to consult on whether a whole-home filtration system is best or if you would benefit from a reverse osmosis system install below the kitchen sink and a dedicated drinking water tap.

Contact us today to explore your home water filtration options. We can even help finance your water upgrades.