However, after years of constant use, there is bound to be wear and tear resulting in some deficiencies and shortcomings. A water purifier needs to be periodically maintained and cleaned. Part of the maintenance also means regular service.
If you’re noticing some problems in your water purifier, use the below-mentioned tips to troubleshoot them.
1) Dealing with a Noisy Faucet
A noisy faucet is one of the most common water purifier problems. When you change the filter cartridges while installing a new system, the air gets pushed out. This is when you might come across this issue. In such instances, let the purifier run and settle down - the noise should reduce in a week.
Pro Tip: Due to the rigid nature of the tubes, a misalignment can occur due to vibrations, which causes the noise. Ensure the tubes are parallel to make sure there are no noise related problems.
2) Leakage in the Faucet
Often due to usage over time or even maintenance, some parts of a purifier may become loose. In such a case, you may experience some leakage. Locate the origin of that leakage followed by tightening all the fittings. Furthermore, push the tubing into the valves, ports and drain saddle. This will fix the joint and help stop the leakage.
3) Foul Odour or Bad Water Taste
Depleted filters and worn-out membranes are reasons behind foul odour and bad taste of water. To fix this problem, all you have to do is, replace the depleted components. Also, consider changing the storage water periodically so that air and bubbles are reduced.
4) A System That Runs Without Stopping
Every purifier has a shut-off valve that stops the water flow. If the valve is broken or not closed, water may continue to flow. You need to replace the valve if it is broken. The wrong installation of a membrane may be another factor causing this.
The ideal pressure in the storage tank is 35-40 PSI (Pound-Force Per Square Inch). Check the pressure and set it to the ideal range in order to stop the continuous flow of water.
5) Water Flows Slower Than Usual
Yet another problem is pressure related. More often than not the volume of water in the system is low. You need to check if the water pressure in the reservoir tank is optimal.
If that’s not the case, use a pressure gauge to increase the pressure in the 6 – 8 PSI range. On some rare occasions, the entire tank may need to be replaced if the pressure inside the bladder cannot be maintained.