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DIY - How To Clean A Reverse Osmosis System

by Mark Timmons October 29, 2021 6 Comments

How To Sanitize A Reverse Osmosis System

Sanitizing your Reverse Osmosis system is very crucial for preventing contamination from a wide range of bacteria and diseases. There was a study that was done showing that drinking from an unsanitized filter caused ten times more illnesses than regular tap water. That is a clear example of why it is so important to stay up to date sanitizing your RO system to keep you and your family healthy and safe.

It is recommended that you should sanitize your Reverse Osmosis system every six months or so. Sani Systems for Reverse Osmosis units by Pro Products is the only EPA and NSF approved sanitized for use inside RO units proven to kill 99.99% of harmful bacteria.

You Can Sanitize Your RO System In FIVE Easy Steps:

Step 1

  • Shut off the water to the RO unit
  • Remove the membrane and all the filters
  • Store your filters in water to prevent damage

Step 2

  • Open your RO faucet to depressurize your RO system

Step 3

  • Pour an entire packet in the first main filter housing
  • Replace the filter housing
  • Close the faucet and turn you water supply back on

Step 4

  • Allow the system to refill with water
  • Once the holding tank is full let the system set for 60 seconds
  • Flush your system twice with potable water until the solution is thoroughly rinsed from the system

Step 5

  • Replace or reinstall the membrane and all the filters according to the manufacturer’s directions

Try it today with Sani systems and never worry about harmful bacteria again!

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June 13, 2022 David F. Valenzuela

Do you have to shut off water to your holding tank. How harmful is the powder you use?

June 27, 2022 Mark Timmons

I do not understand what you are asking. What powder?

August 14, 2022 Andres

Hi. How can I sanitize a reverse osmosis system with no filter housing? I’ve one of those you just twist the filter on. Thanks

September 05, 2022 Mark Timmons

Use a syringe to put it in the line from the tank to the faucet.

September 05, 2022 Rich

Is this product safe to use if you have a septic system?

September 05, 2022 Mark Timmons

Well, you only use a couple of ounces, so unless you were to use a few hundred gallons of it, it is perfectly safe.

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