3 Reasons why Maintenance of Reverse Osmosis System is Essential


Installation of reverse osmosis water purifier is important for the production processes of many companies. Because of its significance and more inclined to production, it is pragmatic to invest your time and money looking after it with proper maintenance on a regular basis to optimize its performance and prolong the life of the system as well. Here are a few reasons listed to why it is important to do so.

  1. Inappropriate inspection leads to thriving of bacteria

Growth of bacteria is very common if the reverse osmosis systems are not looked after and maintained properly. Not cleaning and inspecting the system on a daily basis may contribute to bacterial infestation. If this happens, you need to shut the system down for testing and decontamination. The system should undergo prolonged chemical intervention to make sure that the bacteria is fully eliminated. It is much more practical to get the bacteria cleaned rather than dealing with it. It is essential to monitor the water flow, water output as well as the system temperature to prevent the thriving of bacteria during reverse osmosis installation and its maintenance on a daily basis. Use hydrogen peroxide treatment or heat sanitation for regular system disinfection for the same.

  1. Clogged membrane leads to reduced output

The main component of any reverse osmosis system is the membrane. It is costly to replace the system and is really hard to clean. Usually, the lifecycle of the membrane lasts for up to 3 to 5 years, only when you clean it on regularly. You need to inspect the system daily to look out for the membrane issues. The tiniest fall in the output denotes signal membrane fouling. As the membrane loses its cleaning power, the system is rendered useless. The more you wait to clean it, the more cost you will have to invest on its cleaning later and more risk downtime.

  1. Insufficient pre-treatment

All the reverse osmosis system companies are aligned to be sold as off the shelf systems with no pre-treatment. Nowadays, RO systems are so common that they are often sold as one size fits all solution and the fundamental features of water purification are usually overlooked. For all the RO systems, the incoming water should be tested so that sufficient pretreatment equipment can be determined. At its easiest, this must entail a softener to keep the scale formation at bay, a carbon filtration step to not let the chlorine permeate into the membrane that can damage the RO by the means of oxidation.