Tips on maintaining a reverse osmosis filter
Many of our customers ask does my reverse osmosis system (RO) need maintenance? The answer is always yes. There are several layers to a reverse osmosis filter and each one is designed to remove impurities and improve the water quality of your home. Without regular checkups and cleaning procedures an RO cannot do its job.
Filter #1: Sediment/ Carbon filter
The first stage of your RO system is designed to remove any visible sediment. This means things like dust, gravel and salt will not be able to pass through the first stage of your filter. It needs to be changed every 6 months.
Filter #2: Membrane
The semi permeable membrane is the heart of any reverse osmosis system. It removes 95 percent of total dissolvable solids and heavy metals such as arsenic, copper, and lead, as well as Cysts, such as Giardia and cryptosporidium. It needs to be changed every 2-5 years.
Filter #3: Carbon filters
After the water leaves the RO storage tank, it is sent through a carbon filter. The carbon filter is designed to polish the water and remove any unwanted tastes or odors. It needs to be changed every 6 months.
Filter #4: Calcite Filter
Recommended change 2-5 years
The final stage of our Reverse Osmosis system is a calcite filter. The calcite filter adds minerals back into the water after it has been stripped of contaminants. This infuses the water with electrolytes making it the optimum choice for hydration.