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How to clean and sanitize reverse osmosis system

How to clean and sanitize reverse osmosis system

The reverse osmosis system should be sanitized and clean every year. Continue reading to learn how to clean and sanitize the reverse osmosis system

The best time to clean and sanitize your RO system is during filter change since most of the filters are changed every year.

Step by step to clean and sanitize reverse osmosis system

Make sure your hands and service area is clean

Shut-off cold water supply valve

Turn on RO faucet to drain water in the system and storage tank

Remove filters from their housing

Clean the housing using warm water and dish soap. Make sure you rinse them.

Return the housing into place

Use unscented household bleach or Reverse Osmosis System Sanitizer. Pour the bleach in the stage 1 housing (sediment filter housing) – consult your RO system owner for the right bleach and the process that takes place.

Best Reverse Osmosis System Sanitizer

Pro Products SANI-SYSTEM (SS24WS) Liquid Sanitizer  

It is a liquid cleaning concentrate ideal for water softener, Reverse Osmosis (RO) UNITS and Water Coolers

Turn on the water supply valve

The system will run without a filter and the storage tank will refill fast.

Open the RO faucet until water comes out.

Close the tap and check for a leak

Allow storage tank to fill water

Let the bleach stay in the system for 1 to 2 hours

After 30 minutes flush out water

Run the system for at least two cycles

Shut off the water supply valve

Return or replace the filter into the housing and make sure the whole system is returned into place

Turn on the water supply valve

Wait for the reverse osmosis storage tank to fill the water

Drain water one time as you check the leak

At this time the system is cleaned, sanitized, and ready to use.

How to clean reverse osmosis membrane

As you wait for the storage tank to sanitize soak the RO membrane in unscented household bleach such as Hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, or any NSF-approved sanitizers. Rinse thoroughly with clean water

Why sanitize your RO system

Sanitizing your RO system help kill bacteria and other micro-organisms

How to clean Reverse Osmosis filters

Reverse osmosis filters include sediment, carbon, and polishing filter. The filter is not supposed to be cleaned but replaced after use.

Replace sediment filter every 12 months, carbon block filter every 6 to 12 months, and polishing filter every 6 to 12 months

How to Sanitize a Reverse Osmosis System with Sani-System

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