Regular filter replacementEvery RO purifier needs its filters changed periodically. This is because of how the system works by pushing water through a semi-permeable membrane while holding back impurities. Over time, these impurities accumulate on the surface of the filter, decreasing its efficiency.
Use a softener if neededThe presence of magnesium and calcium in water can make the water hard. This makes it difficult for the filter in the RO Purifier to catch all the impurities alone. In this case, using a softener helps filter out some mineral impurities earlier to maintain the RO filter’s efficiency.
Place it correctlyThe placement of your RO purifier is crucial. While the wall-mount placement is commonly seen in India, the under-counter placement is also used, especially in kitchens with a modular design. In high-moisture areas this can lead to sedimentation on the filter’s body and growth of bacteria. Ensure periodic cleanups to keep it safe.
Clean the exteriorMany of us only focus on the interiors of the purifier and don’t clean the exterior. This can lead to deposits of impurities and microorganisms building up near inlets and gaps in the system. Ensure regular cleanups of the purifier as well as the source, drain and the pipes leading to both.
Maintain adequate pressureRO systems work because of the applied water pressure on the semi-permeable membrane. If the pressure drops, the efficiency on the system will fall too. Periodically check the water pressure at the source and maintain it atleast at the minimum level required for the RO system to perform optimally.
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