A Step-by-step Guide To Sanitize A Reverse Osmosis System

Have you or someone you work for recently switched to a reverse osmosis system? Maybe you have purchased a second hand and need to do a quick clean before setting it up in your own living space? Whatever the reason is, you shouldn’t just guess at what to do when handling a reverse osmosis system. If you have never cleaned a reverse osmosis system before then you are not aware that it can be somewhat a complicated process. If you make a mistake somewhere during the cleaning process, then it can cause irreparable damage to the reverse osmosis system. Don’t make careless mistakes. Be smart and use all the information available at your fingertips in order to expedite the process and ensure that you don’t make any careless mistakes along the way. 

This article will give you a step by step guide explaining the ins and outs of cleaning one of these systems. Use this guide to clean your reverse osmosis system like an expert, save your money, and get the most out of your clean reverse osmosis system. 

Prepare your workspace

The first step is to prepare your workspace. Make sure you have a flat surface available, and that it is clean in order to avoid contaminating the very thing you are trying to clean. 

Gather your materials

Make sure you have all the materials necessary on hand in order to make sure that you don’t waste time looking for cleaning materials during the process. 

Turn off your machine

Turning off your machine is essential in order to make sure that you do not damage your machine, or electrocute yourself while handling it. All electronic devices should be turned off and completely unplugged prior to cleaning. 

Drain your machine

The next step is emptying out your machine. This will ensure that there is no leftover dirty water in the reservoir when you attempt to clean in later steps. Empty the water into the sink or other place to avoid making a big mess. 

Open your machine

Now that you have powered down your machine and emptied it, it is time to open the machine and prepare to clean and replace the inner components. Each machine has a different build, so be sure to consult your manual when opening. Keep all screws and covers safe in order to avoid losing them. 

Change your filters

Changing your filters is a crucial part of cleaning and maintaining your reverse osmosis system, and with regular changes will help make sure that your system lasts for years to come. Most reverse osmosis systems have a few filters, so be sure to check your manual to ensure that you have the proper replacement filters for all parts of the machine. 

Clean the machine 

Now that all the dirty water and filters have been removed, it is time to clean the actual machine. Apply your cleaning solution and carefully clean any exposed parts. If you need more guidance, then be sure to take a look at some of the definitive guides when cleaning your reverse osmosis system. With the availability of online resources, there is no reason to struggle or waste your precious time when attempting to clean it.

Flush the machine

Having cleaned your machine properly, it is time to flush out the interior of your machine. This will clean all the inner parts of your hoses and reservoir. Be sure to use a safe cleaning solution that will not ruin your machine. 

Reassemble the machine

Having flushed and cleaned your machine, it is time to wipe it down and reassemble the parts. Be sure to put everything back in the proper place, and not tighten screws too tight to avoid stripping the threads. 

Reconnect your machine

Now that your machine is reassembled and completely clean it is time to plug your machine back into your water supply and power supply. Your machine should begin to function like a brand new model now that it is cleaned. You can once again enjoy your reverse osmosis treated water. It is safe to use for drinking, cooking, showering, and more.

Hopefully this guide has been helpful and informative in regard to the various steps involved in cleaning and maintaining your reverse osmosis system. Having a reverse osmosis system in your home can be a huge improvement and offer you an easy way to ensure the quality of water in your home. Sometimes it can be tricky to clean and maintain these systems. Don’t hesitate to do further research on your specific machine in order to ensure that you are cleaning your system in the proper manner.