An RO water purifier is a major investment. It can last for a good 8 – 10 years if taken good care of. However, many people tend to ignore the basic maintenance (cleaning) of their RO unit until something goes wrong with it. This often leads to problems down the line and even the replacement of the entire unit. Here are some tips on how to maintain your water purifier for clean and safe drinking water:
Regular filter changes are necessary to maintain your water purifier’s performance. If you don’t regularly get the filters changed, it can affect the quality of the water, as the impurities are transferred to the water you drink. RO water purifiers need multiple filters to remove impurities and one of the filters used is the sediment filter. We recommend you change this filter once every year or sooner if you notice that the flow of water is slowing down or if it’s a darker colour. This will help reduce sediment and protect your RO membranes from dirt.
The activated carbon filter effectively removes chlorine and other contaminants. We recommend that you change the activated carbon filter once a year so that it does not affect the performance of the RO membrane. The carbon filter also filters out any kind of smell or unpleasant taste from the water.
An RO membrane is a thin film of synthetic material which is more effective than any other water purification technology available. An RO membrane reduces lead, arsenic, copper, nitrates and nitrites, chromium, selenium, fluoride, and radium from water. For optimal performance, ensure you replace the RO membrane once a year or once in two years depending on the consumption of water at home
There are many ways to clean water and purify it. Here are some of the most effective methods that have stood the test of time:
The best way to clean water purifier is by boiling them. Boiling heats the water, killing all bacteria and viruses in it. However, the dead microorganisms and impurities settle at the bottom of the pot, so you need to strain your water before drinking. Another downside of boiling is that chemical additives such as chlorine do not evaporate, so you will still find them in your water after boiling it.
A water purifier is the best option for drinking purified, safe, and healthy water. It takes advantage of a multi-stage filtration process with UV, UF and carbon block technology that in turn makes it very reliable and efficient. This device is designed to eliminate bacteria, viruses, and other forms of chemical contaminants from your household water supply.
If a water purifier has not been used for several weeks, it may need to be cleaned. This process will make sure the filter is clean and ready to use. Water chlorination uses mild bleach with approximately 5% chlorine to clean the filter housing. This mixture works as an oxidant and quickly kills microorganisms, making water safe for consumption.
Distillation is a water purification process involving collecting condensed water after evaporation. This isn’t as effective as an RO filter because it is time-consuming and eliminates minerals.
Iodine is a red chemical that is easily available as a tablet or a liquid. It is extremely powerful as it kills bacteria and viruses. It adds an unpleasant taste and can be fatal if taken in high doses. Therefore, it only should be used if you don’t have access to a better method of purification like an electric water purifier.
Solar water purification is an alternative to UV water purifier. The process involves filling a plastic bottle with water, shaking it to activate the oxygen, and leaving it horizontally in the sunlight. This effectively kills bacteria and viruses present in the water, making it safe for consumption.