More and more people are concerned about what they are putting into their body and how they are impacting the world. One way that people are doing that is by making sure they are aware of the water source they are using. You might start to see more people steering away from purchasing store bought bottles of water and using a container they can continue to refill and use. That means you need to have a way to fill the bottle up and that is why you can have a system installed at your home. There are a few options you can choose from when installing a water filtering system in your home. Some choose a whole home water filtration system and others choose a reverse osmosis. If you want a faucet in the kitchen that you can use to fill the water that you will be drinking then an RO system is the way to go. There are some issues you can have when you are using an RO system and it is usually a slow flow or restricted flow of water.
AAA Water Team Lists Solutions to Slow Water Flow of Reverse Osmosis System
Clogged Reverse Osmosis Filter: If you go to turn on the RO system and you notice that the flow of water is weak and not the level that it was when the system was installed it can have a problem. The most common problem is that the filter that is being used to clean the water is clogged. Over time the filter will collect the contaminants and that will cause the filter to become clogged. You want to make sure you know when you are supposed to be replacing the filter. You want to try and replace the filter before the flow becomes restricted. If you don’t this is a sign that the filter is overused and it needs to be replaced. When the filter has been replaced you should see that the flow is back to normal. If that is not what was causing the low flow you need to try the next option.
Need to Pressurize Reverse Osmosis Tank: Another problem you can have with your RO system is when the tank is lacking in pressure. The pressure is needed to keep the water going from the tank to the faucet and into your container. The tank should have a PSI that is a seven or an eight. When the pressure gets lower than that you may start to notice the water is not flowing well or coming out at all. If this is the problem you want to have the tank looked at and repaired by a professional.
Line is Kinked: There are lines that are ran from the tank to the faucet that need to be able to let the water flow through. When the line has a kink in it there can be a reduced flow of water. This is an easier fix than some other options but may still require the line to be replaced. When the line is smoothed out or replaced the flow of water should return.