Water is one of the most essential parts of life. You can survive without food for more than 2 weeks but without water, you won’t stand a chance even after a couple of days.
Clean drinking water has become a luxury these days. We are spending more on bottled water than any other item. Though it is the responsibility of the Govt. to provide clean and drinkable water to the people but it is commonly ignored.
To ensure good health of the family, spending money on bottled water seems wise.
There is still other ways to reduce the cost and keep the family healthy, though. Installing a small scale water treatment in the house is the best option.
The RO (Reverse Osmosis) system has gained a lot of popularity. The main reason is that it can filter all contaminating substances which have molecules bigger than that of water.
Usually an RO system costs between USD 100 to USD 200. The yearly maintenance cost is around USD 150 to USD 200.
How to Install RO System
Installing the RO system at home is relatively simple. You can always call an expert to do it but if you like to do your plumbing work yourself and love getting your hands a little dirty in the process, the following steps will be helpful in installing the RO system.
- Step 1:
First of all, you have to make sure that along with the RO system, you have these tools in hand before getting started. You will need low-pressure tire gauge, 4-in-1 screwdriver, adjustable wrench and utility knife, electric drill, Teflon tape and a hammer.
- Step 2:
Now, you need to choose a place near the sink where you can install the RO system. Now you need to hang the filter assembly in such a way that it is at the specified height in the instruction manual given with the RO system. Every RO system has its own specific height so you have to check it accordingly.
- Step 3:
The RO system includes a tee or saddle valve in the package. It has to be connected to the water inlet pipe so the water flows in the purification system before it can go to the pipeline.
- Step 4:
The pipes are color coded to reduce the confusion. Attach the pipes meant for water inlet and outlet to the sink pipes.
- Step 5:
Now connect the waste water outlet to the drain pipe. There is a drain pipe adapter included in the RO system which will make the process easier. This will allow the discarded water to right into the drain without creating much mess.
- Step 6:
Make sure to keep some extra pipeline so that in case there is some issue in the system, you can rectify it quickly. Else you may need to buy some extra supplies.
Before you start using the water from your freshly installed RO system, it is always advised to rinse the pipes and let the water flow for a little while. The cleaning process is necessary to ensure that you will get clean water from the very beginning.
Also, you need to check for any leakage points and fix them before getting started.
The RO system is one of the finest water purification systems available in the market. It ensures that the water is clean and free of any contamination. In addition to removing the pollution, it also removes the minerals which give taste to the water. It is always advised to check the taste of the particular purification system which you are planning to buy. The supplier always has filtered water with him so that the customer can test the taste and purity before buying it.