Water Filtration System Maintenance
Water filtration system removes impurities that can pose a threat to our health. It makes water suitable for consumption. It makes water, tasteless, odorless, colorless. It improves the clarity of the water. These functions of the water filtration system can be sustained only through maintenance. Without proper and regular maintenance, your water filtration system can lose its purpose. The water in your home may then become contaminated posing a threat to your life.
It will be worthy to consider these tips as to how to maintain your water filtration system for its easy functioning.
Check Filter Cartridges
A water filter cartridge traps contaminants and removes them as water flow. They perform this action using the media, which is a material that houses the trapped contaminants. In a situation where the media is full and saturated with contaminants, it is imperative that it should be changed for a new one. This is to hinder movement of supposedly trapped sediments in the already filled media back into the water. If you allow the already filled media in your water filtration system, the water will get contaminated, spoiling the properties of your water that will prompt its usage.
Check Water Flow Rate
In a situation where you observe the slow rate of water flow from the faucet of the water system, examine the media in order to ascertain if it’s already saturated with contaminants. This anomaly can also be attributed to an old cartridge. The non-functioning of the cartridge causes accumulation of sediments which then snowball into clogging the water system and reducing the rate of flow of water. You can replace the old cartridge or remove and clean the cartridge if the cause of the blockage is caused by over-accumulation of sediments on the cartridge.
The Lifespan of Filter Cartridge
The longevity of a filter cartridge plays a huge role in determining how safe your water is. One way to keep tabs on its duration is to note the date of installation of the cartridge and its expiration date stipulated on its manual. Do not extend its functionality beyond its expiration date as this can affect negatively, the quality of your water. Replace immediately after expiration.
Maintain Regular Cleaning
It is important that you clean the water filtration system to avoid build-up of dirt, minerals or sediments notwithstanding that a cartridge or any other form of mechanical filter. While doing this it is important that you don’t use any harsh chemical that will do more harm than good to you. Use mild cleaning agents to clean and sanitize your water filtration system to make it hygienic enough to store your water. Lubricate the rings to prevent leakage and sanitize the housing, cap assembly, line and water dispenser.
Pay Attention to Guidelines
There are guidelines written on manuals of each water filter regarding on type of cartridge replace the former one with and types of lubricants and sanitizer to apply.
Check the Ion Exchange Salts
Some reverse osmosis water filters make use of salt as water softeners. The water softener uses salt to remove certain minerals like calcium and magnesium from water. Once they deplete completely it should be replenished. Ensure to purchase the suitable salt for your ion exchange water softener.
It is important to maintain a regular maintenance check on your water filtration system to keep your water clean. You can employ the services of a professional plumber to help you examine and service your water filter for is optimum and effective working.
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