A reverse osmosis system is a great option to improve water quality in your home. The water treatment system can easily be placed in a location where it won’t disturb the natural order of things, and a high-quality system won’t bother you throughout your ownership of it.
However, like any piece of machinery, it also needs regular maintenance to perform its best. Here’s all you need to know about maintaining a reverse osmosis system:
1. The First Two Filters
A reverse osmosis system generally comes with a number of filters to clean up your water fully before sending it into your home’s water supply.
The function of the first filter is to clean up larger sediments, such as dirt and pieces of debris. The second is a carbon filter that removes chlorine. Both of these filters should be replaced once every six months. With use, they tend to get bogged down, and the results they produce could be suboptimal.
Without proper maintenance, the damage could also spread to the other parts of the RO system, and you might end up needing a whole new water filtration system.
2. The Main Membrane
This is the part of the machine that finally clears the water of all the contaminants. It’s where the actual “reverse osmosis” happens. It tends to process a couple of drops of water every second.
The life of this filter depends upon the amount of water used in your home, as well as the number of contaminants it catches.
However, since the first two clean out a large part of the unnecessary elements, the main membrane doesn’t see as much work. That is why this membrane should only be replaced once every two years. You should ask a water expert for their opinion before finally doing it.
3. The Last Stage
There is yet another carbon filter at the end of the RO filter, which cleans up any remaining elements. Once this is done, the water is completely pure and safe for consumption.
The water that passes through it generally happens to be pure. However, regular wear and tear still affect it. You should replace this filter every 6 months to maintain your residential water filtration systems.
How Long Will the System Last?
The system could easily last 10 years or more with the proper maintenance. Of course, the exact specifics would have to be discussed with the experienced water specialist that installed it for you.
Get RO System Maintenance in CA From AAA Water Systems
If you haven’t done any of the above before, then you shouldn’t risk it. An improper filter change can destroy the entire machine. At AAA Water Systems, we’ve been working with the residents of CA for over 35 years. We’ve seen and fixed every type of water treatment system there is.
Call us today to get a free analysis of your water system. If you don’t have a reverse osmosis system installed, take a look at the ones we have available from Kinetico Water Treatment Solutions.