Why should I stock reverse osmosis water filtration systems?

Why should I stock reverse osmosis water filtration systems?

If you’re a water heating distributor, there may be an untapped segment for growth in your business: water filtration. These units have a small footprint in a warehouse but can deliver big results for plumbers as a quick and easy upsell. In fact, most pros can install a water filtration unit in less than an hour.

Oftentimes, homeowners will purchase a pitcher or a faucet-mounted filtration system from a retailer for cleaner drinking water, simply because they are unaware there’s a higher quality installed option that installs under the sink.

That’s where an under-sink reverse osmosis filtration system comes in.

How does a reverse osmosis filtration system work?

Reverse osmosis reduces total dissolved solids and organic matter from water by diffusing it through a special membrane. The membrane separates minerals and impurities from the water and flushes them down the drain. High-quality water then goes directly to the included secondary faucet or to the storage tank.

The system makes a good supply of drinking water each day. How much it makes depends on the feed water supply pressure, temperature and quality.

The prefilter and postfilter are replaceable cartridges. The carbon prefilter reduces chlorine while also filtering sediments. The postfilter reduces any other undesirable tastes and odors before the water is used. The system includes an electronic faucet assembly with a prefilter and postfilter change reminder.

What is filtered out of the water?

Reverse osmosis filtration systems purify water, reducing bacteria, chemicals and up to 95 other impurities*. Look for products that are certified to meet or exceed water quality performance standards.

Lead, a well-known water impurity*, is tasteless, odorless and invisible in the presence of water. It can be reduced through reverse osmosis water filtration. The CDC notes that “the most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets and plumbing fixtures. Household plumbing fixtures, welding solder and pipe fittings made prior to 1986 may also contain lead.”

Should you stock water filtration systems?

The Environmental Working Group published a 2022 survey based on visitors to their Tap Water Database in late 2021. Results showed more than 50% of American respondents believe their tap water is unsafe, and 40% won’t or can’t drink it.

With consumer concern over tap water quality at an all-time high, it’s a great time to consider expanding your product offerings for plumbers and contractors to include water filtration.

If you’re looking for a smart technology whole house solution, explore our Smart Whole House Filtration System with Leak Detect.

*Impurities not necessarily in all users’ water.