We know consumption of clean and pure drinking water is critical for our health, but we often forget that to facilitate this, we must take care of our water purifiers by regular cleaning and maintaining its water filters.
At heart of every water purifier is the filters. Water filters are designed to trap and remove various kinds of impurities - Sediments, chlorine, heavy metals, TDS, inorganic substances, chemicals, pesticides, and hundreds of other impurities that may be lurking in your source of water.
Why cleaning of sediment filters is important?
Sediments are solid particles or impurities that get carried with water. These suspended solids can comprise of rust deposits from pipes, dirt, sand grains, clay, silt, etc. Sediment filter acts as a sieve to lock-in such physical contaminants.
Amongst the many filters in water purifiers, sediment filter provides the first layer of filtration. It removes the large and visible contaminants, improving the longevity of a RO membrane and other filters. Hence, it is critical to clean it at regular intervals.
Can you clean the Sediment filter at home?
The answer is yes. Sediment filter being placed out of a water purifier, becomes easier to clean and maintain.
Most of Pureit water purifiers come with Advanced Alert Systems that warn you in advance to clean/replace your Sediment Filter. In devices which do not have an alert system, it is recommended to clean the sediment filter after every 4-6 months to ensure smooth functioning of your water purifier.
Below are the steps that you should follow to clean the sediment filter of your Pureit device at home:
For safety purposes, please ensure the machine is switched off before the cleaning process.
Step1: Close the ball valve before opening ESF housing for cleaning
Step2: Remove the water inlet tube which is attached to the housing
Step3: Rotate the housing clockwise and remove it completely from the cap
Step4: Take out the grey coloured Carbon Sleeve and the Sediment Filter from the housing
Step5: Clean the Sediment Filter under jet of water, rub by hand / tap gently to clean
Step6: After cleaning the Filter, put it back in the housing and then put the grey coloured Carbon Sleeve back into the housing
Step7: Insert the housing inside the cap and rotate it anticlockwise to engage the threads. Ensure the housing is tightened till it’s original marking
Step8: Connect the water inlet tube to the housing and open the ball valve
For first time, you can also request for the assistance of a Pureit technician by calling us at 1860-210-1000.
Sediment filter removes suspended particles like dust, dirt, rust, clay, sand, and soil particles present in the water. The sediment filter doesn’t eliminate other contaminants like heavy metals, minerals, and chemicals from the water. In multi-stage purifiers, sediment filters are the first stage of the purification process.
Brands like Pureit provide maintenance instructions, services, and AMC (annual maintenance cost) for every model of purifiers. Often sediment filters are a part of multi-stage water purifiers and require proper maintenance according to the instructions given during the purchase. Sediment filters form an integral part of the water purifiers that need to be replaced after six or twelve months of usage depending on the model.
No. Sediment filters or activated carbon filters can’t remove or reduce TDS levels in the water. The function of the sediment filter is to eliminate various suspended particles like dirt, sand, and rust.
Yes. You can clean and reuse sediment filters at home with the help of an instruction manual provided by Pureit during the purchase. However, it is advisable to depend on the technician to clean or replace the sediment filters bi-annually or annually as per the brand instructions.
Sediment filters usually contain a cartridge that is encased inside a tube. You have to open the cap to remove the cartridge to clean or replace the filter. The cartridge of the sediment filter may be clogged with impurities and may not function properly if not changed on a timely basis.