Today, various water treatment technologies are used in wastewater and public water facilities. The treatments involve aeration, flocculation, filtration, coagulation, sanitization, and lime softening. These concepts could be downsized for use in residential point-of-entry equipment. The difference between public systems and whole-house systems is that the former is characterized by continuous monitoring and maintenance by highly skilled laborers. There is, therefore, control on the quality of water discharge or product release. Despite all these efforts, it is possible for impurities to still pass through public systems. 

A concern is that chemicals used in public systems react with deteriorating distributing pipes. This is the reason why homeowners seek further treatment. Like in the case of public systems, home infiltration systems require regular maintenance, whether in the form of preventative or replacement measures.

Water system maintenance has a significant influence on the system's overall performance. Some of its benefits are outlined below.

Prevention of Potential Problems

Because water systems are continuously working, it is common for them to be subject to leakages, wasted power, clogged filters, and inefficient filtration. Maintenance is, therefore, essential to prevent such issues from arising. 

Here are some of the maintenance procedures that will ensure your filtration system is always up and working:

  • Regular cleaning of cartridges

  • Replacement of cartridges every one to two months

  • Filter backwashing

  • Regeneration of softeners

  • Testing the backup battery power

As a homeowner, it is your duty to at least visually inspect your water system quarterly to ensure there are no problems.

Enhancing Performance Efficiency

Maintenance is vital in enhancing your water system's performance efficiency. A well-maintained system functions more smoothly compared to one that isn't monitored. Experts recommend replacing the pre-filter annually or bi-annually. This step helps prevent fouling of the reverse osmosis membrane, which in return enhances the membrane's life and performance efficiency.

With water softeners and several other ion exchange systems, it is essential to replenish salt to pave the way for proper cleaning and recharging of the softener resin. Failure to do so will mean hard water passing via the system and consequently shortening the resin's life.

Extending the Life Cycle

Issues such as clogged filters and leakages could be indications of more severe underlying problems. Common indicators like scaling, corrosion, and pressure changes could lead to abrupt system damage and failure. Preventive maintenance increases your system's lifespan without taxing its capabilities.

Everyone undoubtedly wants clean water in their homes. It is, therefore, vital to prepare a maintenance schedule for your water system and follow it religiously. Remember to bring in water system professionals like Golden Gate Well Drilling & Water Conditioning to properly maintain your well water systems.