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Strange sound coming from your RO system? Or your filtered water looks cloudy or milky?
You could have some air trapped in there!
Luckily it is a very easy fix to get that air out of a reverse osmosis system and solve the problem. Here is how!
To address any air or air bubbles in your RO system, it’s necessary to release the trapped air within it.
Another method is removing the flow restrictor from the drain line and flushing the RO membrane for 15 minutes. This approach can help release any air that might be trapped within the RO membrane itself.
Air bubbles can find their way into a reverse osmosis system through various means. Identifying and addressing these potential sources will help ensure that your RO system functions efficiently and produces clear, clean water.
One possibility is the presence of air within your plumbing system (e.g., air pockets might form due to a recent maintenance procedure). Damaged pipes or storage tanks could also be responsible for introducing air into the system.
Newly installed RO replacement filters or an entirely new reverse osmosis system can also introduce air.
Inspecting all fittings and valves for leaks is a standard part of any maintenance procedure, as small gaps from improper installation can allow air to enter the RO system.
If you have any questions about how to get air out of a reverse osmosis system please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
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