Water treatment can make or break any business process, whether you're dealing with potable water supplies for employee or livestock production or adding water to chemical compounds. Unfortunately, you can't simply put a set of water filters in place and expect them to work indefinitely. The filters, pumps and transit paths involved can suffer wear and tear due to the materials they filter. With a few inspection and troubleshooting techniques, you can maintain your water quality longer.
Filter Inspection And Regular Maintenance
Filters are designed to remove specific types of sediment or contamination from the water process. Every filter is different, and you need to be aware of your filter's quality to avoid allowing unintended items into the water system.
There is a specific measurement of filter gaps, filtering substances and other physical differences for your specific filter. If you notice damage on the filter, do not try to patch the damage. Even if you were able to cover up the damage, the water flow would be affected and the path will eventually wear away. More than likely, an unprofessional repair will fail and allow contaminants in just the same.
Replace any damaged filters immediately. If you're using a specific compound such as charcoal for filtering, make sure to safely discard the charcoal cartridge away from the water supply. Dripping water and charcoal mixtures from previously filtered water can still contaminate the water supply.
Pump Inspection And Troubleshooting
If your filter hasn't been replaced lately, the pump system may be under undue stress. Even a slightly clogged filter requires a higher water pressure, which may push your pump system above its normal limits.
If the pump has suddenly stopped working, remove it from the water system. Look inside the pump for any damaged or frayed wires, then take note of the wiring color code. The color code is important, as it will save a lot of time when replacing the wires. You won't need to figure out which wire goes to which contact, as such mistakes can lead to complete failure, electrical damage and/or injury.
A failing filtration system may mean that some of the debris could be clogged in the pump itself. Submerge the pump in clean water or a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution, then allow the pump to run until clear of debris.
In case of persistent clogs, contact a water treatment professional like Valley Pump Inc in order to assess the damage. You may need a more durable filter system, which can be provided by water filtration companies specializing in system installation. Consult a water treatment professional to have an inspection tailored to your business process.