You’ve already invested in a water filtration system for your home or business, you want it to last as long as possible. Though a replacement is inevitable at some point, we have some maintenance tips that can help you get the most out of your system’s lifespan. Cleaning the inside of your water filter system is essential to avoid a buildup of contaminants, dirt, and minerals in the filter. Avoid using harsh cleaning products as you don’t want to add harmful toxins that could be absorbed into the water. Instead of detergents, gently rinse your system with warm water to clean all elements in the system at least once a week. When cleaning the system, ensure you wash each part of the system, including the water filter, dispenser, line, and cap assembly. Another aspect of maintaining your system is by regularly changing the filter. If your filter is left too long without being changed, it can become clogged. Keep track of the dates you change your filter cartridge. Follow the guidelines for that specific cartridge type and your individual system’s instructions on how long this will last. The lifespan of your filter can be measured in months or gallons and will have an expiration date. When you change the filter cartridge, remember to check the O-rings for damage or leaks. Follow these tips, and your system will last as long as possible!