Spring Clean: How to prepare your equipment for the new season

> Checklist: Testing of the pure water systems

> Correct servicing of the equipment after winter

> Good resin quality for thorough cleaning

> Do not forget the brushes: as even here dirt builds!

Even if the temperatures don't feel like it yet: Spring is approaching! And with it, the new season for cleaning with pure water. In order to be perfectly prepared for this, you should now check and service your equipment. But how does that work? clean Magazine has compiled a checklist for you.

1. RO-Filter

Maintenance of the RO-Filters is a prerequisite for flawless operation in the new season. The rule of thumb here is: If the RO systems were not in operation for more than seven days, they must be treated with the membrane care product. But beware, depending on the model - whether the HiFlo RO generation, the new model HydroPower RO or the RO XXL version - there are differences in handling. In the handy Quick Guide, UNGER shows you what these are and what you have to watch out for during maintenance. Here, step-by-step instructions are given explaining how the membrane protection works on which device. Why is maintenance so important?
Only with regular water flow or when being rinsed through, does the membrane achieve its optimum life expectancy. However, if the RO system is not in use for a longer period of time, the membrane must be protected from blocking. This is exactly what the UNGER membrane care product ensures. It preserves the current state of the diaphragm and prevents a reduction in performance or defect after a longer service life.
Alternatively, you can run your RO system once a week for about 30 minutes to flush the membrane.
If you have any questions or doubts, please contact your dealer or the manufacturer directly.

2. DI-Filter

Be sure to check the resin that was in the DI filter during the winter. It may well be that its efficiency is depleted. Because: If the resin lies in the water, it depletes. And this applies regardless of whether it is in use or not. In general, UNGER recommends starting the new season with a new resin. If you will not use the filter and resin for a longer period of time, you can remove the resin from the filter, seal it airtight in a bucket without water and protect it from sunlight. This is not a guarantee, but it can prevent heavy wear of the resin.
In general, you should regularly measure the quality of the resin with the TDS meter. Such a device is permanently integrated with the UNGER HydroPower DI clean water filters. If the value indicates more than 10 ppm (parts per million), the resin should be changed (for glass cleaning). On the other hand, façade cleaning can be carried out at a value of up to 20 ppm.
In principle, the following always applies: If the cleaning effect decreases, replace the resin.

3. Pure water system – water-retaining brushes

What many do not pay attention to: Dirt can build not only in the bristles of the brushes, but also in the nozzles and inside of the hose. This ends up in the water and deposits itself on the surface to be cleaned. With the possibilities of; a less than desired cleaning result, damage to sensitive surfaces and then a dissatisfied customer. So, check your brushes, nozzles and hoses during the preparation of your clean water systems.
Tip: Clean brushes thoroughly, rinse hose and nozzles with high water pressure. This prevents stubborn and difficult to remove dirt accumulation. In addition, it is recommended to clean the hose from the outside using a micro-fibre cloth.

4. Cleaning equipment in general

Basically, you should thoroughly check all cleaning devices - especially safety tools. This is not only true at the start of the season, but also before every job. Safety always comes first!
After this spring clean your equipment and tools will be ready for action. The new cleaning season can now come. We wish you much success and perfect cleaning results.

Of course, we are also interested in how you yourselves prepare for the new season. How do you check and maintain your equipment? Do you have any more tips? How do you start the new season? Tell us your opinion on Facebook, as a comment, or write to clean@clean-magazine.com

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