A water filtration system can remove bacteria, heavy metals, and other contaminants so your family can have water that is safe and that won’t leave behind a residue or cause damage to your plumbing system or appliances. A water filtration system needs routine care to continue to function as it should. Water filtration system maintenance is relatively straightforward. Here are some important things you should do.
Replace the Filter as Needed
Sediment accumulates in a filter. Over time, the filter can become clogged, and then sediment can get past it. Changing the filter on a regular basis can help ensure that you have clean water whenever you need it.
Maintenance requirements will depend on the type of filtration system you have, as well as the brand and your family’s water usage. In general, a whole-home water filter needs to be replaced every three to six months, while an under-sink filtration system needs to have the filter replaced every six months or so. If your home has a reverse osmosis filtration system, the membrane will have to be replaced periodically.
If you aren’t sure how to replace the filter, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions. If you don’t have a copy of the instructions, you can look for them online.
Take Extra Steps before You Go away
If you will be away from home for an extended period of time, you will have to take additional steps to prevent a problem. You can turn off the water filtration unit and the Clean Rinse function before you go away. If there is a chance that water inside the filtration unit might freeze, you should unplug the unit and allow excess water to drain before you leave home.
Have Professionals Perform Routine Maintenance
Tri-County Water Services offers water filtration system maintenance services. We can create a customized inspection and maintenance plan, spot signs of a potential problem, and make repairs or replace worn-out parts before the system fails. Routine maintenance can keep your water filtration system operating as it should and help you avoid expensive repair bills. Contact Tri-County Water Services today at (610)857-1740 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.