Benefits of an In-House Reverse Osmosis System

September 24th 2020

Here at Holman Plumbing, located in Shawnigan Lake on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, we offer a wide range of water treatment as well as plumbing services and products within the region. For over 40 years, we have provided residential and commercial well pump, water filtration and treatment services, ensuring that the water for Shawnigan Lake residents remains high quality.


At Holman Plumbing, as part of the water services we also install reverse osmosis water filtration systems, which is a water filter system that filters all of the water in your home through a reverse osmosis membrane.


Reverse osmosis systems are not your average water filters; they use a semi-permeable membrane that removes particles and a very high percentage of dissolved contaminants from your raw tap water.  These systems can eliminate harmful chemicals such as lead, arsenic in addition to other minerals.


As such, a reverse osmosis water filtration system will deliver pure, bottled-quality water into any faucet in your home or business. 


In short, ensuring your water is free from chemicals and minerals is incredibly beneficial, but there are other key advantages to having a reverse osmosis water system installed.


Reduces sodium


One of the primary benefits of a reverse osmosis water filtration system is that it minimizes sodium, which can lead to high blood pressure, liver problems, and kidney disease when consumed regularly and at high levels. A reverse osmosis system can reduce sodium by as much as 90 to 95 percent from your water supplies by filtering out through the thin membranes that eliminate contaminants.


Removes lead


As noted above, a reverse osmosis water filtration system is key for removing lead from your water. A lead generally finds its way into the water when the pipes are corroded and is so damaging that it can cause serious health issues such as nerve damage, fertility problems, developmental problems, and brain damage, among others.


It tastes better


Because a reverse osmosis system removes all impurities and contaminants, water is left tasting refreshing and clean. Additionally, the system leaves the water looking crystal clear.


Environmentally friendly


While already removing unwanted chemicals and pollutants, a reverse osmosis water filtration system does not use any chemicals for purification, which means the process does not have any impact on the environment whatsoever.


Does not require any additional energy


While being environmentally friendly, these systems also do not require extra energy to operate. How purification happens removes pollutants that are harmful to the body, which is done through a filter attached to the water faucet, meaning no additional pumps will lead to wasted energy being used.


Other notable benefits to a reverse osmosis system include getting rid of pollutants while not attracting them, is cost-effective, easy to maintain and requires little space to operate. 


Here in Shawnigan Lake — and as part of the Cowichan Valley Regional District of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island — Holman Plumbing has the experience and tools to bring you clean, crystal clear water thanks to reverse osmosis water filtering systems. To learn more about reverse osmosis systems, contact us today.


  • Our Happy Clients:

    Now with our new water system there has been a tremendous change. Most importantly we are healthier, the water tastes and smells like water again and not some chemical cocktail, also the skin problems have been reduced to minimal.

    Our hair and skin is soft and we use less body and house hold products. It was so nice to meet a professional who is certified and cares about clients needs. Thank you so much Lauren!

    M. M. ( French Creek, BC )
  • Our Happy Clients:

    You have restored my faith in the concept of living up to one’s word.

    As a result our drinking water was limited to the designated R.0. tap in the kitchen; however, with no way to monitor the efficiency of the filters we were never certain that our drinking water was safe.

    I am sure we will enjoy a long and stress-free relationship with you.

    Lynda Nesbitt ( Duncan, BC )
  • Our Happy Clients:

    I'm really happy with the work you did for me, the faucet installation and cut off valves on the pipes as well as my new pump. I am especially pleased with the Pentex pump saver.

    As you know, I was everywhere with my camera that day, so I captured most of what you were doing and attach the pictures as a reminder of a job well done.

    Thank you very much for replacing my pump in the correct fashion, and showing me the errors a previous well service company had made.

    Lois Luckovich ( Duncan, BC )

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