Reverse osmosis (RO) filters can be a great and scientifically-tested way of filtering your water. However, like all water filtration systems, they do require some maintenance. With regular use, your filters, membranes, and other components can get clogged. Thus, your filtration system becomes ineffective. Sometimes it can even make matters worse. Thankfully, the professionals here at Tri-County Water Services have a handy-dandy checklist for your reverse osmosis system maintenance. We’ll show you what to do, how to do it, and who else can help if you need.
Reverse Osmosis System Maintenance Checklist
First, let’s review the checklist. You’ll notice we periodically mention checking for leaks. You’ll want to make sure you don’t skip those steps so that everything runs smoothly and safely.
- Turn off the water – close the shutoff valve to your filter. Also turn off any water line heading to your ice maker or refrigerator.
- Remove all excess water in your RO system – open your RO faucet to let it drain, then close the faucet when finished.
- Remove the membrane from the system – this usually has a brown or bej color.
- Remove the pre-filters from their housing (sediment & carbon).
- Add unscented bleach or sanitizer to the pre-filter.
- Re-screw all of the housing for your pre-filters and membrane back in place.
- Turn on the system again.
- Check for leaks.
- Wait for the filter to fill back up again (This could take a few minutes).
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 – Shut the valve off and drain the system again. Do this a few times.
- Wash your membrane separately.
- Replace the new filters in the housing.
- Put your membrane back in the housing.
- Turn the system on again.
- Check for leaks.
Reverse Osmosis System Maintenance Help
Second, if you follow the checklist above, you shouldn’t have any problems with your RO filter. However, we understand people want to make sure everything gets done correctly. When it comes to water filtration, you can’t afford to take any chances. So if you’re not sure how to proceed, or if something seems unclear, then Tri-County Water Services can help. We can provide clarity and peace of mind, as well as the routine maintenance itself.
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