How Often Must I Change My Reverse Osmosis Filter? - Mayu Water Answers

How Often Must I Change My Reverse Osmosis Filter?

The proper maintenance of your reverse osmosis system is a good way to ensure your water is safe. Learn how often you should change your RO filter.

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Nevena Radulović - Editor for Mayu Water
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Updated January 18, 2023.

If you have a reverse osmosis system in your home, you might be wondering about its proper maintenance. Without regular maintenance and cleaning, your RO system won't be able to do its job, and could even cause damage and more expenses to your household.

If your RO system isn't functioning optimally, you may have low water pressure and your water may have a chlorine taste, which is a sign that it's no longer removing harmful chemicals. Regularly changing your RO water filter is essential if you want clean and safe drinking water.

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When You Should Change Your RO Filter

The following guidelines indicate how often you need to change your reverse osmosis system filters:

  • Sediment pre-filter: every 6 months to 1 year
  • Carbon pre-filter: every 6 months to 1 year
  • Reverse osmosis membrane: every 2 to 5 years
  • Carbon post-filter: every year

Apart from the possible damage from irregular maintenance, reverse osmosis systems have another significant drawback to keep in mind—they remove all the minerals from your tap water, even the ones your drinking water should have. To fix this issue and get all the nutrients you need from your water, you can add some of the minerals back using Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops.

Adding minerals to your water in the form of drops is a health-boosting way to remineralize your reverse osmosis water, and the Essential Mineral Drops are a convenient way to ensure your water has all the minerals it needs to be the healthiest water possible.

Enjoy RO Water the Right Way

Changing your RO filters on a regular basis ensures you're drinking pure, uncontaminated water. However, as RO removes the essential minerals you need in addition to removing the harmful chemicals, it's important to remineralize your RO water for the best results.

Using Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops, you'll be able to quickly and easily ensure you're reaping all the health benefits of RO water while still getting all the minerals your body needs.

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