Ready For Winter? How To Avoid Cold-Weather Problems With Your Water Treatment System

Posted on: 25 October 2018

Winter is on the way. If you have a water treatment system in your home, it's time to take care of some maintenance issues. Without proper care, your water treatment system could suffer during the cold winter months. Here are some steps that will ensure clean water all winter long.

Keep It Clean

If it's been more than a year since you cleaned your water treatment system, it's time to take care of that, especially if you're expecting a cold winter. Your water treatment system should be cleaned at least once a year. Cleaning it right before the start of winter will help you avoid cold-weather problems. The most important thing you can do is clean out the brine tank. If your tank has developed a hard shell over the brine, you'll want to break it up. The hard shell prevents proper water flow and purification. If your brine tank is getting empty, be sure to replace the brine while you're taking care of the maintenance.

Don't Forget the Filter

When it comes to residential water treatment systems, many people overlook the filters. Unfortunately, that's a good way to end up with foul tasting water. Not to mention the fact that if the filters are dirty, your water may contain additional contaminants that you're trying to avoid. To avoid those problems, be sure to change the filters on your water treatment system as needed. In most cases, your system will have a monitoring system that will allow you to keep track of when your filters need to be replaced. Be sure to change the filter on the main tank, as well as any faucet filters you may have installed in your home.

Prevent Winter Freezing

If you're expecting freezing temperatures this year, you'll need to protect your pipes and your water treatment system. Begin by insulating all your plumbing pipes. Next, insulate the exposed water pipes on your water filtration system. Finally, leave at least one faucet on to a slow drip during episodes of freezing temperatures. The slow flow of water through the pipes will protect your plumbing and your water treatment system.

Replace the System

If your water treatment system is in constant need of repairs, and you're experiencing poor water quality, it's time to have the system replaced. Water treatment systems will wear out over time. When they do, your water quality will suffer. Talk to your water treatment provider about installing a new system before winter arrives.

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