4 Steps for Reverse Osmosis System Installation at Home

Pros & Cons of RO Systems Under Sinks vs. In Basements 

Clean, safe drinking water is a fundamental necessity for every household—especially those in Northeast Ohio dealing with hard water.  

As concerns about water quality grow, many homeowners are turning to reverse osmosis (RO) water systems to ensure the purity of their tap water. When considering a reverse osmosis system installation, it's essential to understand the process and be prepared for the plumber's visit. Additionally, you must decide whether to install the system under the sink or in the basement.  

Keep reading as we guide you through the steps to prepare for the installation and provide a comparison between the two installation options. Let’s start with preparing for installing a reverse osmosis water system.  

Step 1: Research and Choose a Reputable Plumber 

Before scheduling the reverse osmosis water system installation, do thorough research to find an experienced licensed plumber with a solid reputation. Look for online reviews, seek recommendations from friends or family, and inquire about their experience with installing reverse osmosis systems. 

That Plumber is the perfect choice for reverse osmosis system installation and service for families in Northeast Ohio. 

Step 2: Understand Your Water Quality 

It's crucial to have a clear understanding of your water quality to determine the right type of RO system for your needs. You may need to conduct a water test to identify any contaminants present, ensuring the selected reverse osmosis system can effectively filter them out. 

Step 3: Select the Right Reverse Osmosis System 

There are various types of RO water systems available, including point-of-use (under-the-sink) and point-of-entry (basement) systems.  

Consider your household's water consumption, available space, and budget to make an informed decision. (More on this in the next section.) 

Step 4. Clear the Installation Area 

Regardless of the chosen installation location, make sure the area is clear and accessible to the plumber. Remove any obstructions and create a safe working environment. 

Installing the Reverse Osmosis System 

Still not sure which type of RO system would work best for your home? That Plumber can help. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons between under-the-sink and basement reverse osmosis water system installations.  

Option 1: Installing Reverse Osmosis Systems Under Sinks 

Pros of Point-of-Use Systems 

  • Space-Saving: Installing the RO system under the sink saves valuable kitchen space, as it fits neatly in the under-sink cabinet. 
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The under-sink installation keeps the system hidden from plain view, maintaining the kitchen's aesthetics. 
  • Easy Maintenance: Since the system is always within reach, filter replacement and system maintenance are more convenient with this setup. 

Cons of Point-of-Use Systems 

  • Limited Output: Under-sink RO systems are generally designed for point-of-use purposes and may not be suitable for larger households. 

Option 2: Installing Reverse Osmosis Systems in Basements 

Pros of Point-of-Entry Systems 

  • High Output: Basement installations typically offer larger RO systems, ensuring a higher flow rate to meet the demands of larger households. 
  • Noise Reduction: The system's noise is distant from the living areas, reducing any potential disruption. 
  • Multiple Points of Use: Water from the RO system can be accessed at various points throughout the house since it’s installed at your home’s water source.  

Cons of Point-of-Entry Systems 

  • Requires More Space: Basement installations require a dedicated space. If your home is small or you’re short on storage areas, the system could potentially take up valuable space.  
  • Complex Maintenance: Filter replacement and system maintenance may be slightly more cumbersome due to its size and location in the house. 

That Plumber Can Install Your RO System 

Installing a reverse osmosis water system is a significant step towards ensuring clean and safe drinking water for your family. By being well-prepared and choosing a reputable plumber—such as That Plumber—you can make the installation process smoother and more efficient.  

With the right RO system and proper installation, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family has access to the purest and healthiest drinking water. 

Contact That Plumber today to find out how we can install a reverse osmosis system in your home.