How To Flush Your RO Filter

Amy LavinWaterFed®

It is critical to flush your RO filter in your WaterFed® system. Doing so will allow your filter to last longer and will save you money. Flushing your RO is simple, and we have created a list and video to make it even easier! The guidelines are general and will work for any multi-stage system.

So what is going on with your RO filter and why does it need to be flushed after every use?

Essentially, your RO filter functions as a net through which source water passes. That net, in turn, catches much of the dissolved solids from the source water. Since the source water is a constant flow, the “net” is continually catching dissolved solids. After a long day of WaterFed® cleaning, your RO filter has collected a lot of dissolved solids. It is essential to flush your RO filter so that the “net” is cleaned and ready for another day. If you flush your RO system everyday, it will help your RO system last longer and, in turn, save you money.

The Steps to Flush Your RO System: *Start with your system running*

  1. If your system has a pump, turn it off. Make sure to have water running through the rest of your system.
  2. Next, fully open your bypass.
  3. Turn the water that is traveling to your hose off. To do this, shut off the quick-release valve that connects the hose reel to the system.
  4. Once you do this, the water will be redirected to exit through the bypass. Allow this water to pass through the bypass for two to three minutes.
  5. Once your RO filter has been flushed, turn the water off.

All of these steps can be done while cleaning up the rest of your job site. It really is that easy to extend the life of your RO filter and to keep cleaning windows with your pure water system. There are many other WaterFed® resources we have created to help you. If you would like to speak to one of our WaterFed® experts, give us a call! We’d be happy to answer your questions!