Category: Maintenance

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It’s the number one reason customers send water ionizers back to a company for repair – and it is 100% preventable.  The technicians I spoke with agreed that most issues they address at the repair facility are related to buildup inside the water ionizer.

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under counter water ionizer installation

The basic under counter water ionizer installation process is the same  is the same for all brands and models.  The connection ports and hoses on each under counter water ionizer will be slightly different for each model but the basic under counter water ionizer installation process is the same:

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In February of 2013 IonWays and Jupiter water ionizer products were re-branded as AlkaViva

AlkaViva has made some changes to their recommended hard water protection of the Athena, Delphi and Melody models.  They also have a supplemental cleaning protocol that they are recommending in addition to the automated DARC cleaning system in these models.

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alkaline waterMany water ionizer companies now offer cleaning cartridges to help remove mineral buildup inside their machines.   These are convenient but can be costly.  Here is an affordable “do it yourself” cleaning method that will work with any water ionizer.

For the cost of a small aquarium pump ($15 – $40) and vinegar or citric acid powder, you can keep your water ionizer clean, free of mineral scale buildup and performing at its best for years to come.

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A common question water ionizer shoppers ask is  “How will I know it’s time to change the filters in my water ionizer?”

Every water ionizer will have a filter life indicator that tells you it’s time to change the filter – but you can’t always rely on your water ionizer’s internal filter life mechanism.

Here are some things you should know about your water ionizer’s “true” filter life and tips to ensure you’re changing the filters when they really need to be changed…

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Enagic recommends cleaning your kangen water machine on a regular basis.  They have designed a cleaning system to make this easier and more convenient.

The cleaning procedure is relatively simple and the new E-cleaner system is much more affordable than the original one-time-use cleaning cartridges the company previously used.  You can work your Enagic cleaning into your regular home cleaning schedule or make it an overnight process – starting and finishing the cleaning process only takes a few minutes but you’ll need to let the machine “soak” to properly remove any scale buildup.

Here’s how the E-cleaner system works and where you can get yours…

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Chanson’s water ionizers have an automated cleaning cycle triggered by an internal sensor, however the company recommends customers manually clean their units at least once every 12 months.  This routine maintenance will ensure the long-term effectiveness of your Chanson water ionizer.

While the company recommends going through the cleaning procedure at least once a year, testing your water ionizer every four to six weeks will let you know if you need to go through the process more often.

This article details the cleaning process recommended by Chanson.

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Tips for Testing Your Water Ionizer

Once you receive your water ionizer and get it hooked up, it’s important to test the water to ensure you’re getting the desired pH at each of the preset levels. Every water ionizer comes with a set of pH testing drops and a color chart but there are a few things you should know before you start testing. These “tips for testing” will help you feel confident that you are getting the most accurate readings possible.

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Every water ionizer will have an automated cleaning cycle to prevent excess mineral build-up on the electrodes.   Without regular cleaning – either automated or through an acidic flush, this mineral build up can reduce contact between the electrodes and the water which can decrease your water ionizer’s ability to produce quality ionized water.
Most water ionizer companies now have recommended cleaning protocols for their products – either cleaning cartridges or a procedure you can do yourself using items readily available in local stores.  In this article we’ll discuss the automated cleaning cycles and the extra steps you can take to ensure your water ionizer maintains peak performance for years to come.

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