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Today I'll be sharing a Guest Post on how to care for your Reverse Osmosis System from James Hoppe, owner of H2 Pure.

Reverse Osmosis: These steps should be taken if you will be leaving the residence for an extended period of time:

1.      Shut off the valve feeding water to the Reverse Osmosis system

a.      Tip – Valve should run perpendicular to water line

2.      Drain the reverse osmosis system

a.      Turn the lever on the RO faucet to constant on position.  Water will eventually stop running once the filters and reservoir tank are empty.

3.      Shut off the valve on the top of the reservoir tank.

a.      Tip – It should run perpendicular to the line running to/from the tank

Recommendation: Have a professional install a leak detector and automatic shut off switch. They are inexpensive and can save you a headache and money!

Maintenance Tips For Your Reverse Osmosis System: You paid for clean water, keep it that way!

1.      Replace your carbon filters at least once a year.

2.      Replace your sediment filter(s) at least once a year.

3.      Have the system sanitized and filter housings cleaned

4.      Check the reservoir tank pressure

a.      Should be at 7 – 10 psi when empty

b.      Tanks lose at least one psi per year and this can affect your water flow

5.      Replace the membrane every 2 – 3 years

a.      Your local water professional should be taking TDS meter readings during filter changes to check the membranes efficiency.

6.      CHECK FOR LEAKS!!!

Maintenance Tips For Your Water Softener:

1.      Your water professional should offer to clean and sanitize your resin (softening agent) during your reverse osmosis filter changes.  This will keep the resin operating efficiently and clean it from any residue like Iron.

2.      Know how to operate the valve.  Things like setting the hardness and being able to change regeneration times can help.  Knowing how to manually regenerate a system can save you money on possible service calls.

3.      Make sure you know how to BYPASS the system. If there’s ever an issue with your softener or it springs a leak this will reduce the chance of water damage, plus you will still have water to the home.

4.      If you feel like you aren’t getting soft water run the system through a manual regeneration.

5.      Clean your brine tank once a year.

James Hoppe
H2Pure- Whole Home Water Filtration - Water Softeners - Reverse Osmosis

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