Using a water purifier is one of the simple ways to rid drinking water of its impurities. However, a few things can affect the life of your water purifier over a period of time. Here we tell you what those things are and how to troubleshoot them.
1) Noisy Faucet
A noisy faucet is one of the most common problems you will face with your water purifier. When you change the filter cartridges while installing a new system, the air gets pushed out. This is the time when the issue could arise. In such instances, let the purifier run and settle down, and the noise should reduce in a week.
Also, due to the rigid nature of tubes and the vibrations this causes, misalignments could occur, causing the noise. Ensure that the tubes are parallel to make sure there are no rattling sounds.
2) Leaking Faucet
Due to regular use some parts of your purifier may become loose, which can cause leakage. Locate the origin of the leak and tighten all fittings. Also, push the tubing into the valves, ports and drain saddle. This will fix the joint and help stop the leakage. Check the manufacturer’s guide to find these fittings. We suggest you call a company-authorised service technician to fix this issue.
3) Bad Odour or Foul-Tasting Water
Depleted filters and worn-out membranes are some possible reasons for bad odour or foul-tasting water. To fix this problem, all you have to do is replace the depleted components. Please call a company authorised service technician to replace the filters.
4) Water Runs Non-Stop
Every purifier has a shut-off valve that stops water flow. If the valve is broken or not closed, water may continue to flow out. You need to replace the valve if it’s broken. A wrongly installed membrane may also cause this.
The ideal pressure in the purifier’s storage tank is 35-40 PSI (Pound-Force Per Square Inch). Check the pressure and set it to the ideal range. Check the manufacturer’s guide for settings and instructions. We suggest you consult a company-authorised service technician to fix this issue.
5) Water Flows Slower Than Usual
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. On rare occasions, you will need to replace the tank if the pressure inside the bladder cannot be maintained.
After years of constant use, periodical maintenance and regular servicing can help you troubleshoot these problems in your water purifier.