Tips for Cleaning and Replacing Cartridges in Your Under Sink or Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

Below are the clear guidelines that will surely help you to install or replace water filter cartridges as well as sanitize the filter housing in your water system. Actually, it is highly recommended that you clean as well as sanitize your system only once per year. Anyway, let’s take a look at the steps below.

  1. Well, the first and foremost task you need to do are to close the shut – off valve which controls the flow of the system. This is very important. Make sure you know how to do it correctly. Otherwise, without completing this step, you will not be able to proceed to the next step. Hope you got my point.
  2. After closing the shut – off valve, now in this step, you have to open the faucet where the filtered water actually comes out remission the pressure.
  3. In this part, you have to loosen filtered housings either by housing wrench or you can also make use of your hand for this purpose. Be aware of keeping filter housing upright since it is full of water.
  4. Now completely remove all housings and cartridges.
  5. Now you have to find the o – rings that are located in filter housings. A number of manufacturers suggest changing o – ring every year. This may not be needed at all times. However, having replacement o – rings on hand is an excellent idea. Remove the o – rings so they as well as their groove can be wiped clean. Replace every o – ring in its groove ensuring it is perfectly seated. Keep one thing in your mind that a positive seat will be impossible if the o – ring is missing or not seated rightly.
  6. Before going to discard, inspect old filter cartridges for obsessive sediment build – up.
  7. Now you have to clean filter housing in a proper way. In order to clean filter housings, what you need to do is to manage two important things, the first one is warm soapy water and the second one is soft bristled brush. By making use of these two things, you will be able to clean filter housing quite properly. Also never forget to clean the interior part of the filter housing caps.
  8. In this part, you have to prepare a useful sanitizing solution and the process of preparing this solution is quite easy. First of all, you have to manage a clean bucket and add 1 gallon of water in it. After that, add one – third teaspoon of unscented household bleach to the water, add only one cup of this solution to every filter housing sump.
  9. With the help of caps sanitizing solution connects the housing sumps back together.
  10. Now open the shut – off valve and let housings fill with water.
  11. Close the faucet when the water starts to flow out of it.
  12. Let water as well as bleach to contact housings, lines as well as a faucet for half an hour.
  13. After half an hour, remove the filter housing sumps by using the procedure I mentioned in the above.
  14. Now open the valve and then run water through the cartridges for five minutes in order to flush and activate the filters.
  15. Finally, close the faucet and then check for leaks.

So, these are the step by step instruction for Cleaning and Replacing Cartridges in Your Under Sink or Reverse Osmosis Water Filter. You might think that this process is a bit difficult but the fact is, if you have time and concentration to spend for it, then it will be quite easier for you to do all the steps properly. That’s all for today and thanks for reading this article.
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