Did you know that with proper maintenance the reverse osmosis filter system at home could last up to 15-20 years? And trust us, it's not that difficult to maintain it. In this blog, we are going to outline the basic maintenance information to upkeep the optimum efficiency of the reverse osmosis filter system.
Tips to maintain your reverse osmosis filter system
Filter replacement: Pre-filtration, membrane, and post-filtration are the three key sections in the system. Each of them has its own functions and it can affect the water quality if not replaced as per the schedule.
Membrane replacement: In order to keep the water safe and clean, you must replace the RO membrane. If not replaced in time, it can affect the performance and will let more impurities flow through. The average lifespan of the RO membranes is 2 to 3 years.
Cleaning the system: All you need to do is rinse the filter housings in warm water before inputting the new filter cartridges.
Refer to the manual and look at the other components included in the reverse osmosis system that may require replacement.
Always keep an eye out for leaks or a loose connection. Fix it before the problem gets worse to continue having contaminant-free water for your family.
Wipe the exterior of the filters and reserve tank to avoid dust build-up.
Make sure you follow all of the above tips to ensure the longevity of the reverse osmosis system installed at home. With proper care, it will last you at least fifteen to twenty years. A reverse osmosis system is an investment for a healthy lifestyle. So, don't compromise on its maintenance.
Importance of changing the filters
Over time, with the old filters, you'll notice that the water filter system will reduce the production of water. This is an indicator that you may have reached the very end of the filter and membrane. We recommend you set a schedule to ensure that you maintain a schedule to change the filters regularly.
Reverse Osmosis Filters
Pre filters: Every 8 months to 1 year
Post filters: Once every year
Reverse Osmosis Membrane
Hard water: 2 to 3 years
Soft water: 3 to 4 years
Besides all of the above maintenance tips for the reverse osmosis system, we recommend you also consider installing a water softener if the hard water concern persists.