Water Purifiers FAQ'S

How to clean a water purifier at home?

Scrub the paper layer off both sides with a brush and warm water with one or two spoonful of bleach. To sanitize the water filter, soak it completely in the water-bleach solution. Rinse everything well with clear water.

How to clean RO filters?

Allow some time for the system to settle before removing the filter RO purifier housings. Replace the filter housings after removing the Reverse Osmosis membrane and filters. Soft water is used to remove any contaminants that may be present in the system. Rinse the filter housings well after cleaning them with a soap solution.

Do reverse osmosis systems need maintenance?

Reverse osmosis systems should be maintained on a regular basis for maximum efficiency. RO systems typically contain three, four, or five filter stages. Because chlorine and TDS can damage the RO membrane, this is critical. Also, every 6-9 months, this carbon filter should be updated.

How do I know if my RO membrane needs replacing?

    When to Replace Your RO Membrane
  • An increase in the RO permeates conductivity, as related to their water quality need, with time, usually after 3 years (the membrane manufacturer's warranty period).
  • A reduction in the permeate/product flow rate as a function of water requirement.

How often should I change RO purifier?

Reverse Osmosis Membrane - Every 24 months, replace the reverse osmosis membrane. Carbon Post Filter - Replace this filter every 12 months to guarantee that the water is of high quality. Don't wait until the taste becomes an issue.

How to Stay Hydrated While Traveling?

    Here are a few things you can do to stay hydrated while traveling: Take a portable water bottle with you. It's easy to forget about your refillable water bottle when traveling because it's large, heavy, or both.
  • On the plane, you should drink water.
  • Water is a great way to start and end your day.
  • Foods and beverages that dehydrate the body should be avoided.
  • Foods and beverages that dehydrate the body should be avoided.

Why do I need a Water Purifier?

Water purifiers are important to get clean and pure water nowadays because tap water consists of contaminants that are not safe for drinking. Another benefit of drinking pure water, except that it provides safe drinking water, is that it improves the water's odor and taste. It also filters 99.1% impurities, including lead, clay, chlorine, salt, sand, silt, etc.

When should I use an RO water purifier?

It is always suggested that you should buy an RO water purifier only if the available tap water has a high TDS level. The maximum TDS limit for safe drinking water is 500 ppm.

What are the benefits of using an RO water purifier?

    Water purifiers have become an essential part of every household. There are plethoras of technologies that are available in the market. The most significant one is RO water purifiers. But, before settling down, here are a few benefits of RO water filters that you must know:
  • They help in removing hazardous and disease-causing contaminants.
  • They help in improving the taste and odor of the water.
  • They help in removing heavy metals from the water.
  • They offer various health benefits like improves the digestive system, supports kidney function, and many more.

When should I use a UV water purifier?

UV or Ultraviolet water purifiers kills harmful bacteria from the water, completely disinfecting it from pathogens. If the water in your area is less muddy and you want to kill bacteria effectively, then a UV purifier is all you need.

What is the price of a water purifier?

Before you buy water purifier online, the first thing you must do is check the purifier's authentication. You can shop from many types of filters from like RO or reverse osmosis, UV or Ultraviolet, and Gravity-based water purifiers. Gravity-based water purifiers starts from Rs 1500 and can go up to 3500. RO water purifier price starts from Rs 9000 and can go up to 26000. UV purifiers start from Rs 7000 to 9000.

What is the difference between an RO and a UV water purifier?

Although both RO and UV purifiers' main job is to kill all the harmful bacteria present in the water, there are many differences between them like, RO can remove dissolved salts and chemicals. They have a built-in pre-filtration system which works well with muddy water; RO also needs electricity to boost the water pressure. But UV filters cannot separate dissolved solids from the water; they are also not effective in ejecting muddy water. However, UV doesn’t need electricity and can work in normal water pressure.

How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

Reverse Osmosis water purifiers come with a semi-permeable membrane that allows only pure water to pass through it. The membrane rejects the contaminants that are too large to pass through the small pores. As a result, the purification process removes the large and harmful particles from water.

Does RO Water Purifier Enhance Taste?

One of the doubts that many people have is about the taste of water. RO purifiers remove essential minerals from water, making it taste bland. This is the reason why water purifiers from renowned brands like KENT come with a Mineral RO technology. This feature retains essential minerals in water and also dispenses tasty drinking water.

Is it Possible to Conserve the Rejected Water?

RO water purifiers reject a lot of water during the purification process. This is the reason why many people are sceptical about using RO purifiers. However, the advanced purifiers from KENT come with an advanced Save Water Technology. While conventional water purifiers reject 80% of water, the purifiers from KENT recover more than 50% water as purified. The rejected water is stored in a separate tank that can be used for different purposes.

How Much is the Maintenance Cost of RO Purifiers?

Maintaining a water purifier is a necessity to make sure it works efficiently. However, in the first year, you hardly need to make an expenditure on maintaining the RO water purifier. In addition, you need to clean the water purifier regularly for hygiene purposes. The filters need to be replaced at after 6 months or a year depending on the usage and quality of water you receive.

What are Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in Water?

Natural sources of water come get contaminated because of a number of reasons before it reaches your taps. The minerals such as heavy ions and salts dissolved in water during the cycle are known as Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). A high level of TDS in water can have a negative impact on your health. This is the reason why KENT water purifiers come with a TDS controller so that you drink completely safe water.

What is the power consumption of Livpure RO water purifiers?

The consumption of electricity in water purifiers is negligible. It has a power consumption of 25 watts. On an average if a family drinks 15 Litres of drinking water per day the electric consumption will be approximately 1.52 units per year. Power consumption may vary slightly for different models.

What should I do with rejected water?

The rejected water can be used for household purposes like washing utensils, watering plants, mopping, cleaning, etc.

How long can the purifier provide pure drinking water ?

With regular servicing, the purifier can easily provide pure drinking water for more than 5 years.

Can RO water purifier work without electricity ?

No. All Livpure RO Waterpurifiers run on electicity. However, water can be dispensed manually in case of power cut.

What kind of water impurities are removed in RO water purifier

Dissolved Impurities such as Pesticides, Rust, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, and Fluoride etc. are harmful for Human Body. They also spoil the taste of water. The water becomes healthy as well as tasty when these dissolved impurities are reduced from water by using RO water purifier.

Which water purifier is suitable for me?

It is necessary that you need to get your water tested to find out what water condition you are faced with, before you buy a purifier. Based on the results you can pick a purifier that is equipped with the right technology to treat your water.

How does a water purifier work ?

Water contains physical, chemical and micro-biological impurities which is adsorbed & arrested depending on the type of impurities. Hence the water after passing through the purification stages which is between 5-8 stages in case of RO purifier, is pure & safe drinking water.

What types of water purifiers are available ?

The most commonly used methods of purification are (A) Ultra Violet Based Technology (B) Reverse Osmosis Technology (C) Resin Based like Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine. (D) Traditional Methods like Filtration by Cloth, Boiling and Alum etc.

Is boiled water really safe to drink ?

Boiling kills bacteria and viruses but does not remove harmful dissolved impurities such as Pesticides, Rust, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, Fluoride etc. Boiling water only helps you remove the physical impurities that are present in water. Presence of such impurities in water may cause serious diseases such as cholera, hepatitis A & B, jaundice, typhoid and even cancer.

Why I need a water purifier ?

Dissolved Impurities such as Pesticides, Rust, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, and Fluoride etc. are harmful for Human Body. They also spoil the taste of water. The water becomes healthy as well as tasty when these dissolved impurities are reduced from water by using the right water purifier.

How is drinking water unsafe?

A number of bacteria and viruses that are not visible to the eye are the major causes for the increase in water borne diseases, ruling out the assumptions of drinking water being safe and pure. Bacteria Causes: gastro-enteritis, typhoid, cholera, paratyphoid, dysentery and diarrhea. Virus Causes: polio, dysentery, gastro-enteritis, and diarrhea. In addition, worm infestations are commonly caused through contaminated water. The water quality in our country has changed over the past couple of years because of rapid urbanization and unchecked industrialization. The water is not only contaminated with bacteria, virus and cysts but also has dangerous levels of pesticides and arsenic, referred to as new age contaminants.

Why is it said that boiling water is not enough to purify it?

Boiling water only helps you remove the physical impurities that are present in water. That too, only if you boil the water for 20 minutes or more. It doesn’t tackle the chemical impurities that are present. On the contrary boiling water has shown to increase the chemical impurities that are present in water like nitrates and pesticides. It also removes dissolved oxygen from water which your body needs to aid digestion.

How do I know which water purifier will suit my office/home the best?

We have a team of experts who will help you understand the water source and choose an apt water purifier, based on the best technology

During monsoon season, the outbreak of water borne diseases is very common, why?

During the rains, sewage water mixes with the drinking water source and thereby spreads across the distribution systems. It contaminates the water with pathogens that cause water borne diseases like cholera, typhoid, paratyphoid, jaundice, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, dysentery etc.

During monsoon season, corporation water is slightly colored and smells of Chlorine. Why?

During rainy season, the run-off rainwater washes off land pollutants along with eroded top soil, sewage, industrial and agricultural wastes and sediments to the river stream. These contaminants increase the bacterial load in water. Hence, more bleaching powder (more than the permissible limit) is added to the water to reduce high bacterial population. This activity triggers the formation of chlorine by-products in water.

What is Ultrafiltration?

Ultrafiltration membrane in hollow fibre geometry. It is effective in the removal of colloids, proteins, bacteria, pyrogens (e.g. gram-negative bacterial endotoxins), and other organic molecules larger than 0.01µ size.

What is UV Sterilization?

Ultraviolet sterilization, which utilizes UV light energy to deactivate any remaining microbial contamination in water by altering their DNA structure and making them unable to reproduce and cause diseases.

What are the harmful effects of low TDS in drinking water?

There are no proven harmful effects of low TDS in drinking water. However purified water must contain essential minerals and a balanced pH level to make it healthy.

How to Measure pH?

pH is checked using a pH paper by dipping pH paper strip in sample water and matching the developed color on the strip with the color on the color chart strip. It can also be checked using a PH meter in the lab.

What is the ratio of purified water to reject water?

Approx. ratio of purified to reject water is 25:75