Firstly, we hope you are staying safe. Here at Aqua Cure we feel it’s our duty to provide some best practice guidelines for water filtration systems during prolonged equipment downtime.
We always recommend carrying out any procedures in a sanitary fashion and encourage users to consult manufacturer’s guidelines when considering any planned preventative and reactive maintenance practices.
Water Filter Cartridges Best Practice
Short term, 36 – 48 hours without operation, the cartridge should be flushed with a minimum of 5 litres of water. This is mainly to clear bacteria build up as short term changes in temperature / exposure to light can affect all manner of things such as taste and odour.
Over 4 Weeks
After a break in operation of 4 weeks or more the cartridge should be replaced. Bacteria / toxins that could be harmful to consume will have likely multiplied over this period.
It is always recommended to sanitise the lines as frequently as possible, regularly sanitising kills most of the bacteria that form on surfaces.
Reverse Osmosis Systems
We advise to run these units every other day to keep the membranes fresh and primed and to ensure that any water in the tank is used to prevent bacteria build-up. Sanitise the lines as frequently as possible and check your tank pressures and re-pressurise if appropriate as under-pressurised tanks affect the performance of the system.
Over 4 Weeks
After a break in operation of 4 weeks or more, the membranes should be replaced along with any pre and post-filtration. Bacteria / toxins that could be harmful to consume will have likely multiplied in this time and could be dangerous to consume, along with affecting the taste and odour of the final beverage.
We hope this is of use. If you have any queries about the above or need any guidance, please contact us on 01704 516916 or email email@example.com.
Our warehouse remains open to fulfil urgent customer requirements in accordance with the latest and developing government guidelines. Whilst our offices are closed, we are still fully operational with key support staff working remotely.