Here, Vidal Munoz Jr., service manager at Commercial Kitchen Parts & Service in San Antonio, provides more detail on cleaning and preventative maintenance for these systems.

  • One filtering function of multipurpose filters may be exhausted before another. This could lead to replacing a filter sooner than expected.
  • Change the filter if the system’s pressure gauge shows a drop of more than 30 PSI or the outlet water pressure is less than 30 PSI.
  • Store filter cartridges in cool, dry, ventilated areas and properly dispose of filter cartridges in the trash.
  • Some areas rely on many chemicals to make water usable. A good filter will help contend with this to protect equipment.
  • A good carbon-based filter will remove chlorine before it goes into the unit.
  • One common misconception is that a filter will solve all water-related issues. This is not true; it will slow down corrosion or other water-related challenges and increase the time and intervals between service calls. It is impossible to get everything out of the water by filtering.
  • Servicing needs depend on usage. Most filters need to be checked every three months and replaced every six months. This often gets overlooked.
  • It’s best to write the dates on the filter of both when it was last replaced and when it will need replacing.
  • Filters that have not been replaced regularly can impact equipment performance.