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Reverse Osmosis Repair vs. Replacement

Reverse osmosis filters are an important component in a healthy kitchen. They remove all of the toxins, contaminants, and unwanted chemicals from the water before anyone uses it to drink or to wash dishes. When they are not functioning correctly, that can pose major problems for those who live in the home. In order to ensure that a reverse osmosis system is functioning again as soon as possible, it is important to return it to a functioning level as soon as possible. This means that it is critical that a reverse osmosis water filter be identified as able to be fixed, or needing to be replaced. There are a few different factors that need to be taken into consideration in order to make this determination.

How to Tell if You Should Repace or Repair Your Reverse Osmosis System

Not Enough Water Being Produced
If there is not enough water in the tank, or enough water that is being processed, this could indicate that there is a problem with the valve. If the valve is closed, it simply needs to be opened. This is an easy fix that can be determined by a plumbing professional that requires neither replacement or repair. Not enough water reaching the tap can also be a result of a clogged or dirty sediment filter. If a plumbing professional should determine that a filter has been clogged, the filter either needs to be cleaned, or a new filter needs to be installed. The last reason why a tank might not be producing enough water is if the tank has been ruptured. When this is the case, a plumbing professional will often determine that entire reverse osmosis system needs to be replaced.

Water Pressure is Too Low
There are a few different factors that could be at play to cause the water pressure to be too low. The first factor is that the air pressure in the filter is not balanced. The air pressure inside of the reverse osmosis holding tank needs to be around 8 PSI. If it is not, a plumbing professional will be able to fix the pressure by removing all of the water in the tank and then replacing the amount of air pressure. If this process is performed and the water pressure is too low, then the filters should be checked. If they are filled with debris, then they will need to be replaced.

Strange Tastes or Smells from the Water
The last problem that could require the water filter to be repaired or replaced is if the water has an odd taste or an odd smell. The first step is to check the filters and make sure that they are not clogged. Clog could taint the water and cause it to change or be contaminated. If this does not work, then the entire filter will often need to be replaced.

If any of these problems occur, it is important to call us as soon as possible. We will be able to recommend solutions to the water filter problems and ensure that the filter is restored to functioning as soon as possible.

Remember that your team of professionals at Pure Plumbing are available to help you any time there is a concern with your plumbing. You can count on trained Las Vegas plumber to come at a time that is convenient for you, getting you back on track and saving you money. Call today at (702) 710-7388.