What is Ultrafiltration?

Depending on where you reside in Arizona, you may need different water treatment options. At Chas Roberts, we understand the importance of having access to healthy, contaminant-free water.

Read more to discover the benefits of ultrafiltration and what it can do for you and your family.

What is Ultrafiltration?

Ultrafiltration is used to remove unwanted taste and odor from water and minimize health hazards. Ultrafiltration removes low concentrations of organic chemicals like pesticides and solvents and can reduce the levels of radon gas and chlorine found in water. It does not soften water or disinfect it.

How does it work?

An ultrafiltration system forces water through a micron membrane. Particles too big to pass through the membrane are attached to the surface of the outer membrane. Only clean water and minerals are allowed to pass through the system.

Benefits of Ultrafiltration

  • Quick and easy install
  • Maintains vital minerals in water
  • Eliminates viruses and bacteria
  • Safe for the environment
  • Good quality treated water
  • No water waste

Some items Ultrafiltration can remove:

  • Bacteria
  • Benzene
  • Chlorine
  • Viruses
  • Rust
  • Pesticides
  • Protein

Where are Ultrafiltration systems used?

Ultrafiltration systems are often used in the food & beverage industry, factories, and more. But this kind of water purification is also doable at home and is getting more popular. The systems are compact and can be installed underneath your kitchen sink and is one of the leading options today that can provide fast and clean drinking water.

Disadvantages of Ultrafiltration

With anything, these systems come with advantages and disadvantages, including frequent backwashing to clean your system and pre-filter replacement. Pre-filters require regular replacement, so having one means you have additional maintenance to do.

The inability of an ultrafiltration system to handle dissolved pollutants in water may be its most significant drawback. If you wanted to treat dissolved contaminants as well, you would need to use a standard activated carbon filtration cartridge in addition to the system.


Family-owned Chas Roberts is the oldest and largest HVAC and plumbing provider in Arizona and has been in business for over 75 years. Contact us, and we can discuss which water filtration option is best for you.