Check your RO Water Purifier to make sure you’re Drinking Right!
29th March, 2019
Drinking from water purifiers, especially Reverse Osmosis water, is considered to be one of the safest and healthiest options, provided you’re checking the purifier regularly to maximise its efficiency. Be it an old one or the latest water purifier, unless you’re keeping it clean and well-serviced regularly, the water is doing you no good. At AO Smith, we recommend checking your water purifier at least once every two months, for the best benefits. Here’s a guide to how you can do it:
Step 1 - Quality is King!
The translucency of the water you’re consuming says everything about it. Keep an eye on your water, because many a times, even the latest water purifiers may pour out turbid water if it is excessively contaminated and affects the filters quickly. Turbid water contains impurities like lead, fluoride and other toxic particles, which an RO Water Purifier generally filters out, leaving behind only the good minerals.
Step 2 - Pay Attention to the pre-filter
Owing to contaminated water adversely affecting the RO filter quality, at AO Smith, our range of latest water purifiers is enabled with a pre-filter that traps the larger particles and heavy sediment, before passing through the Reverse Osmosis filter, thereby ensuring its longevity. Make sure yours is too!
Step 3 - Fit in New filters
Most drinking water purifiers are fitted with two filters, namely the sediment filter and the carbon filter. While maintaining the sediment filter helps strain out sediment and silt, maintaining the latter removes chlorine and other dangerous contaminants that affect the life and performance of the RO membrane. Continuous usage of filters without replacement transfers the impurities to your RO water, so make sure you replace your filter at least once every three months.
Step 4 - Replace the RO Membrane
For a complete multi-stage purification, the latest water purifiers are fitted with Reverse Osmosis Semi-Permeable Membranes which keep minerals intact while filtering out the impurities. Ensure that the membrane is replaced regularly for optimal performance. Of course, this depends on your water quality and usage.
Step 5 - Look Out for Leakages
Sometimes, even the best and latest water purifiers can give in to blockages and damage from harsh external factors. In case you notice any leakage or drips, make sure to contact a professional and get it serviced. Leakages can often lead to health problems, so make sure you get your RO Water Purifier serviced often.
At AO Smith, we believe that health is paramount, and testing your water purifier from time-to-time, a necessity. To ensure you’re doing it right, follow the above tips or simply connect with us for top-notch after-sales services.