You’ve invested in a whole home water filtration system for cleaner, healthier, better tasting what for your and your family. You’ve become used to having better water that makes it easier to complete daily tasks, such as doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, and even bathing. However, you may not have stopped to consider what it takes to maintain your system to help ensure it remains effective at removing contaminants and producing delicious water. Maintenance is a must for water filtration systems if you’re hoping for ultimate effectiveness. This week’s Purity Bay blog discusses some helpful tips for how to maintain your water filtration system to extend the lifespan of your home’s system.
Purity Bay specializes in whole home water filtration systems that make finding clean, healthy water for your entire home simple. From every tap to each shower head and laundry machine, our water filtration solutions have you covered! Read on to learn more about how to properly maintain your whole home water filtration system so you can reap the benefits for years to come and contact us in El Paso, TX or Tampa, FL today!
Tip #1: Establish a Regular Cleaning Routine
Regular cleaning of the inside of your whole home water filtration system is important to avoid build-ups of minerals, contaminants, dirt, and other debris within the filters. It’s important that these cleanings are frequent and thorough — Purity Bay recommends cleaning weekly to ensure your water remains as clean and delicious as possible.
We recommend against the use of any harsh cleaning products or chemicals, as these harmful toxins can easily be absorbed into the water that you and your family consume. Be sure you’re cleaning and sanitizing each part of the system, including the water dispenser, line, and cap assembly for best results.
Keep an eye on your whole home water filtration system to determine whether it needs to be cleaned. If your water starts to taste or feel different, it’s probably time for a scrub down.
Tip #2: Remember to Replace Your Filters Regularly or As Necessary
Depending on your system, you’ll have to replace your cartridges at some point, with some requiring more frequent replacements than others. On most systems, you’ll find a feature, such as a button or light, that indicates whether the filter needs to be replaced or not. Our team at Purity recommends taking note of any changes in your water, as this may be an indication it’s time to change the filters if it’s been a while.
When you purchase your system, be sure to take note of how often the filters will typically need to be replaced. We recommend making a note on the calendar to ensure you won’t miss it, as doing so can lead to further, more expensive maintenance requirements.
Tip #3: Always Follow Manufacturer Instructions
There are many different options when it comes to whole home water filtration systems, so when it comes to regular maintenance, it’s important to ensure you’re always following the manufacturer instructions for your specific system.
Some systems have different recommendations for how often to clean, how to clean, and how and when to replace the filters. For any questions you may have, reach out to our experts at Purity Bay! We can help you understand the maintenance instructions for your particular whole home water filtration system.
Tip #4: Schedule Regular Professional Inspections
At Purity Bay, we recommend that you schedule regular inspections with our professionals to ensure that everything within your whole home water filtration system is functioning as it should. Our team will check your entire system to make sure there are no issues, and also ensure that it’s functioning as efficiently as possible. We can look into whether all of the pieces are clean, intact, and getting the job done.
If you suspect that there may be a problem with your water filtration system, contact our team of experts right away. Look out for signs such as a weird taste or strange noises. Addressing issues as soon as you notice them can help you save time and money down the road, as well as help you avoid doing permanent damage to your system.
Tip #5: Take Your Type of Filtration System Into Account
Depending on the type of water filtration system you have in your home, maintenance may look a little different. At Purity Bay, we offer a wide range of water filtration systems, including reverse osmosis and water softening systems. When you determine how to maintain your system, be sure to pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Reverse osmosis systems are built to last years if they are properly maintained. It’s important to take note of exactly which filters are in each stage of your reverse osmosis system, as your system may have three, four, or five stages. Pay close attention to when each of these filters is scheduled to be replaced.
When it comes to water softening systems, there are just a few simple steps you should follow to ensure that your system functions well for years to come! First, we recommend avoiding salt bridges. Salt bridges occur when a hard crust forms in the brine tank and creates a space between the water and the salt, preventing the salt from dissolving in the water, and subsequently defeating the purpose of the water softening system.
If your tank is full, but your water isn’t softening, we recommend taking a look to see if maybe a salt bridge has begun to form. You can simply take a broom handle and carefully push on the top of the salt, using enough pressure to break it up if it has solidified.
Our team also recommends that you choose your type of salt carefully, as this can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of your water softening system. Our professionals can help you understand which type of salt would be the best choice for your system.
Tip #6: Call a Professional for Any Repairs
While you may find quick DIY instructions online for how to fix your whole home water filtration system, Purity Bay recommends contacting a professional rather than attempting repairs yourself. We can help you understand exactly which component of your filtration system is the root of the problem, as well as provide proper repairs.
There are a lot of components that go into a well-functioning water filtration system and our professionals can help get each one back to functioning in no time!
Reliable Whole Home Water Filtration Systems From Purity Bay
Whole home water filtration systems, when properly maintained, can offer endless benefits, including better tasting water, hydrated skin, softer clothes, and more.. With more than 30 years of experience, our professionals have the knowledge and skills it takes to handle all of your water concerns. We work with a wide range of high-quality suppliers to help you find the whole home water filtration system that best suits your home.
We understand that choosing and maintaining a whole home water filtration system for your home can feel a bit overwhelming. That’s why our team is here to walk you through each step of the process. We offer superior products and customer service so that you can get the water filtration solutions that your family needs.
We can help familiarize you with your system after you’ve chosen one to help ensure that you’re aware of all the maintenance requirements. With proper care, our systems can provide your family with clean, delicious, higher quality water for years to come!
To learn more about our whole home water filtration systems or to schedule an appointment for system maintenance, reach out to our team of experts in El Paso, TX or Tampa, FL today! We look forward to helping you find solutions that change the way you and your family enjoy the water in your home.