Every customer, when purchase a product of reverse osmosis systems, will expect to have the totally pure & healthy water for daily using. However, they will never expect any issues that might happen during the time they are using. In fact, problems with their RO systems are unavoidable. This article will share with you some common problems that RO system user might encounter with and their root causes.
A Noisy Drain and/or Faucet
After installing reverse osmosis system, sometimes, noise will appear from some parts of the RO systems such as drain. This is because when air in the drain is pushed out, the noise is created. If this noise happens for such a long time, it would become irritated & annoyed somehow. It is proved that, instead of bended tubes, the straighten one are highly recommended to avoid such noise. Whatever, noise should not be too much. In case of too much noise, take time to check all the parts to ensure there is nothing wrong in terms of installation.
Slow Flow of Water
Sometimes, you will find that the water flow through the faucet is really slow. In this case, take a check whether the water pressure in the RO tank is at the ultimate level or not. If not, you should modify the wanted level around 6 Psi. The minimum requirement for the pressure of input water must be higher than 40 Psi. The most popular reason causes slow water movement could be dirty filter membranes. During daily using, contaminants or particles are hold at this membrane. Then, to solve this issue, membranes replacement should be taken. Straighten the tubes, if the bend of the tubing system impacts to the speed of water movement.
A Constantly Running System
Below are some potential reasons that cause the system running without stopping:
- The automatic shut off valve is out of work
- Incoming water run through the drain with very low pressure
- Too heavy incoming water pressure could also impact to this
- Membrane wrong installation.
- The drain line is not left out when the flow restrictor in it is worn out.
If we meet one of such above cases, it is recommended to replace the necessary parts and always check the water pressure.
A Leaking Faucet
Loose fitting of the system parts results in a leaking faucet. To deal with this, you should tighten the fittings and push the tube into the faucet to strengthen the joint. Faucet, in some cases, also need being replaced when the leaks are from the base of the faucet stem. Besides, bended drain line could cause the leaking faucet. This is why drain lines are suggested to be as short as possible.
Turbid Water and Bad Taste or Odor
The first time using RO systems, it is likely to see cloudy and milky water flowing from the faucet. The frequent cause is air in the water that is being supplied. New filters, which has just been installed could create the cloud. However, the air and bubbles will reduce after using for a certain time. To fasten the process, drain the storage tank three times and the filters will work at their best. After long time using RO systems, the water starts tasting strange/ weird, your filters or membrane need being replaced.
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