How To Santize Your RO System In Five Easy Steps:
- Shut off water supply to RO unit and remove membrane and all reverse osmosis filters. It's recommended to use rubber gloves and store the membrane in water to prevent damage.
- Open the water faucet and depressurize system.
- Close your water faucet once the water stops running. Then pour entire packet of Sani-System directly into the first main housing unit. Turn on the water supply.
- Allow system to fill with water. The time will vary depending on the water pressure. However, the system should be full within 5 – 10 minutes without the filters or membrane. Flush the system two times.
- Replace or re-install membranes and replace RO filters.
Why sanitize your reverse osmosis system?
Water treatment equipment should be sanitized regularly to maintain quality service levels. If equipment is not properly cared for, bacteria begins to grow and multiply wherever the water sits, including on the inside surfaces of tanks and hoses. Putting impure water in the tank can also be a cause, but over time, bacteria grows — even in chlorinated water. When water sits in a tank or hose, chlorine levels drop, reducing its chemical ability to prevent bacterial growth.
Sani-System kills bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Escherichia coli (E. coli), Listeria and other micro-organisms that grow on the untreated surfaces of water quality equipment like water softeners and RO units. It eliminates odors and sanitizes tanks, lines and hoses. Specialized products similar to Sani-System are commonly used in restaurants, food processing plants and medical facilities to sanitize drinking glasses, food preparation equipment and other hard surfaces.