How much service and maintenance does an RO system require?

Reverse Osmosis drinking water systems are easy to maintain and upkeep costs are minimal.

1. Replacement filters: RO membranes and filters will need to be replaced every 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of filter, your water quality and your water usage volume.

Generally, filters should be changed following this schedule:

  • Pre-filters (sediment/carbon filters): Every 6-12 months
  • RO Membrane: Every 2-3 years
  • Post filter (carbon filter): Every 12 months
  • Not sure how often your parts need replacement? Replacement recommendations are listed under each product’s “SPECS”

This guideline is very general. Specific information about how often your membrane or filter should be replaced can be found in the products’ “Specs” or your product owner’s manual. If you’ve purchased a system or filter from us in the past, we will send reminder emails when it comes time to change your filter.

2. Electricity Charges: All of our residential Reverse Osmosis systems require no electricity, running only on water pressure. Some of our larger commercial systems do have to use electric pumps, but even then the power requirements are minimal.

3. Annual Maintenance: We recommend that you have your RO system sanitized and filters changed once each year.  This can be done by the homeowner or by a local water treatment professional. A water professional can provide needed maintenance service or consult your RO system’s owner’s manual.  We also carry kits and the filters to perform the annual sanitation and filter change if you’re a do-it-yourself type.

How Long Will An RO System Last?

If you properly care for your Reverse Osmosis system (annual cleanings plus change out filters/membranes on time), your system should have a very long lifespan; we’ve seen properly-maintained systems last 10-15 years!

We highly recommend that you purchase replacement filters from us as we only carry top-quality filters that are designed for optimal performance and reliability.

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