Monday, September 15, 2014

Maintaining a Reverse Osmosis Filter System

Residential reverse osmosis filter systems are effective in removing contaminants like fluoride, iron, calcium, and lead from the household water supply. However, like most household equipment, they need to be maintained properly to do their job efficiently. So how exactly can you maintain this kind of water filtration system? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Clean the system properly.

Follow the standard techniques to clean your reverse osmosis filter equipment to retain its good condition. Start by a low-flow recirculation using filtered water to remove dirt and other elements. Afterward, apply the cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer for 60 minutes. After the cleaning process, wait for a few days for the water quality to go back to normal.

Use the right tools.

Whether you are inspecting your equipment’s condition or doing routine cleaning, make sure to use the tools specified by the manufacturer. If you are unsure which devices to use, it is best to rely on the services of a professional instead.

Change filters regularly.

The system’s filters are responsible for catching impurities in the water that may lead to health risks. Over time, some particles are left over, causing a partial clog or blockage, and some particles may even be able to pass through the worn areas of the filter. When this happens, water quality is compromised, and thus it is recommended to change filters at least every six months or once a year.

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