Cart Account

How to Clean a Filtered Water Dispenser

Filtered water dispensers are easy to maintain. These units connect to a water line and turn your tap water into a refreshing hydration source. Most of the work happens inside the unit, shielded from dust and germs. Sanitizing the outside is the concern.

Most newer model point of use water filters are already optimized to prevent the spread of germs. For example, touch sensors allow one-hand dispensing.  This prevents the passage of illness throughout the workplace or home. These features reduce the time you will need to clean your water filter to a mere 10 minutes every 6-12 months.

how to clean a water filter
photo credit: canva.com

Supplies:

  • 3 soft cloth(s)
  • Warm soapy water
  • A shop vac

Directions:

  • Remove the drip tray and clean with warm soapy water or place on the top shelf of the dishwasher. If there is a build-up of minerals, soak the drip tray in a solution of 1 part distilled white vinegar and 2 parts water.
  • Wipe the entire unit with a dry cloth to remove the dust.
  • Wipe the coils on the back of the unit. If the dust is thick, remove with a shop vacuum.
  • Soak a cloth in the warm soapy water and wring out the excess.
  • Wipe down the entire dispenser with the wet rag.
  • Finally, use the remaining rag for a final dry wiping of the entire outer surface.

Can I Clean The Filters and Reuse Them?

You will find “resourceful” people on the internet doing this to save money. But, we do not recommend it. Carbon filtration uses chemical bonding that is not reversible with a simple vinegar bath. Also, vinegar may corrode the filters resulting in contaminants entering your water stream. Finally, if you have a reverse osmosis system, you could damage the cartridge which will cost more money in the long run.

clear glass of water with three replacement water filter cartridges
photo credit: canva.com

Should I Clean The Filter Housings?

If you intend to replace the filters yourself, you should clean the cartridge housings as well. A thorough wash with warm water and antibacterial soap will do the trick. You should perform a more thorough maintenance once a year. This includes the following steps:

Water Filtration System Maintenance Checklist

Inspection:

  1. Inspect for leaks and tighten loose valves/connectors.
  2. Repair any visible leaks.
  3. Inspect internal wiring.
  4. Inspect storage tank for damage.
  5. Inspect tubing (internal & external) for wear.

Cleaning & Sanitization:

  1. Replace water filter(s).
  2. Perform system flush.
  3. Sanitize & descale storage tank.
  4. Sanitize & descale internal parts.
  5. Clean outer surfaces.

Performance Check:

  1. Check the water pressure and flow rate.
  2. Test water quality.

Ongoing:

  • Don’t ignore leaks and drips.
  • Run the tap for a few minutes if unused for several days.

Download this water filtration maintenance checklist to make it easier!

Rent a unit, purchase filters from a professional, or sign up for a service agreement to end this task. The technician will clean the housings with each filter exchange. Bonus- renting a water filtration system comes with free filter exchanges for life!

More information like this:

© 2024 Distillata, Inc.
Sitemap | Privacy Policy

0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
      Apply Coupon
      Available Coupons
      5kvdduy2 Get $33.50 off for testing orders
      free Get $10.00 off
      homeforall Get $100.00 off Home for All Ball $100 donation
      homeforall24 Get $100.00 off Home for All Ball $100 donation (2024)
      Unavailable Coupons
      8fxnk4ub Get $100.00 off
      buy2get2 Get $0.00 off Get two Mountain Valley products free when you purchase two at regular price.
      cleanwater Get 20% off 20% off water filter replacement packs
      drinkmore Get $10.00 off Spend $50 save $10
      drinkup1117 Get 20% off 20% off water dispensers
      drinkwater Get 25% off 25% off starter bundles
      earthday5 Get 20% off 20% off all 5 gals for Earth Day
      fillup Get 20% off 20% off 3 and 5 gallon
      fillup Get 10% off 10% off water bottle fill stations
      givewater Get 20% off 20% off starter bundles
      hydrate Get 20% off 20% off sitewide
      laurensvision Get $50.00 off
      mocktails24 Get 10% off
      needcoffee Get 20% off 20% off all coffee products
      trials4hope Get $50.00 off $50.00 gift card
      waterquality Get 10% off 10% of water filter unit