Maintenance Tips for Water Filtration Systems

May 23, 2022

You finally made the choice to invest in a water filtration system for your home to ensure you and your family receive safe, clean and healthy water. Water filters are extremely reliable when it comes to easy and quick drinking water. However, they need to be properly maintained and cared for since they can become easily contaminated. There are some preventative maintenance tips you can implement to improve the lifespan of your filtration system.

Preventative Maintenance Tips

If you are looking for service tips for water filtration systems, there are many you can take home with you.

Regular Cleaning Schedule

Making sure to clean the inside of your water filter system on a consistent basis is important to prevent the build-up of dirt or other contaminants in the filter. Avoid using any extreme cleaning products and instead rinse the system using warm water. The goal is to avoid adding any harmful toxins to your water system which the water can absorb. Be sure to thoroughly clean all parts of your system on a weekly basis. Also, make sure that you sanitize every part of the system, including the filter, the dispenser, line and cap assembly.

Depending on the water softener you are using, a build-up of salt may also be present in your water filter. This means that you will have to clean your system more frequently. Newer water softeners use the salt efficiently in the water but sometimes an excessive amount of salt can cause a blockage to form within the system. To properly clean out your water filter, turn off the system and wash away the salt using hot water to help unclog the blockage.

Install New Filter Cartridges

When the filter is in need of changing, the control unit displayed on your system will indicate just that. Depending on the type of filtration system you have, the colors may change, or it may indicate a daily status.

Be sure to change the filter frequently in order to properly maintain the system. If this is not done often enough, the filter can become clogged. Make sure you note the last date you changed your filter cartridge and always go by any guidelines provided with the cartridge you are installing. They will normally instruct you on the amount of time they should last.

Measuring the lifespan of a water filter cartridge is usually done in both gallons and months. They will also have an expiration date. Always be sure that you are observing the condition of the O-rings to make sure there are no drips or leaks coming from this area.

Replacing the Water Filtration System

When it comes to preventive maintenance for whole-home filters, always follow any guidelines given when installing. There are certain systems that have specific requirements for maintenance, such as reverse osmosis systems. Depending on the type of water filter, it is vital you pay attention to all guidelines since certain cleaning products can damage your system.

Your water filtration system will have a lifespan like most household appliances. Eventually, it may need to be replaced. It is normal to experience issues that can easily be taken care of if you follow a regular cleaning routine. However, you should avoid using an old water filter.

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