Tips and Tricks for Your EOS Water Ionizer
Now that you’ve got your EOS water ionizer installed, it’s time to learn some water ionizer tips and tricks to make using your new water ionizer more enjoyable.
This first tip can save you money. We sell cleaning cartridges for $50 and are full of citric acid. These cleaning cartridges are awesome at removing hard water deposits from the tubes and from the plates inside your water ionizer. So if you have hard water, you should use a cleaning cartridge every year or so.
1) Water Ionizer Tip: Use Dawn
But the rest of us who don’t have hard water, don’t need to spend $50 on a cleaning cartridge. Instead, we can use dishwashing soap like Dawn. All you have to do is remove your number two filter and drop about 5 drops of dishwashing soap into the center part where the water leaves the filter and heads to the plates. Once you put in those 5 drops, simply install your number two filter again, set your water ionizer to the strongest acid level, and run the water for about 5 minutes.
The dishwashing soap will clean up all the tubes and the plates inside your EOS water ionizer. It’s not as effective as citric acid in removing hard water deposits, but it will clean up everything else. This is a good thing to do at least every 6 months to keep your EOS water ionizer clean and your water tasting fresh. If the pH of your ionized water drops or isn’t what you expect it to be, you should use the cleaning cartridge to clean up your plates. Regular maintenance of your water ionizer will save you money down the road.
2) Keep Your EOS Water Ionizer Calibrated
Another trick that you can do with your EOS water ionizer is to occasionally set it to its strongest acid setting. Your EOS water ionizer is run by a sophisticated Micom system and it helps that system stay calibrated if you routinely make both alkaline and acid water. If you use one type of water all the time, it could affect the quality of the ionization on the other levels. If you have been just making alkaline water with your water ionizer, don’t panic, all you have to do is unplug your water ionizer for 30 seconds, plug it back in, and this will reset the electronics. You should also check the pH with your pH reagent drops to make sure you are getting the correct levels of ionization and use the mode to make adjustments to the ionization if need be.
3) Keep Ionized Water Dark and Cool
If you are bringing ionized water with you to work or to school in a water bottle, be sure that you are using a glass bottle or a polycarbonate bottle and that your bottle is dark and you keep it cool. The magic of ionized water is the hydroxyl ions and these will fizzle out of your water just like carbonation fizzles out of a soda. If you can keep your water cool, and sealed, the hydroxyl ions will last longer. Also ionized water is attacked by free radicals in the air just the same way an apple is attacked by free radicals and turns brown after you take a bite out of it. Or the same way of banana turns brown after you peel it. So, you want to protect your ionized water from free radicals by storing it in a glass or polycarbonate bottle that’s dark.
You should use a glass or polycarbonate bottle instead of soft plastic because soft plastic contains chemicals like BPA in BP be that are carcinogenic. It’s best not to drink anything from a soft plastic bottles. Polycarbonate is hard enough that the chemicals won’t leach into your water unless the bottle is heated to extreme temperatures. So, don’t try to bottle hot ionized water in a polycarbonate bottle. Only use glass if you need to do that.
4) Refrigerate Your Water Ionizer Filters
If you’re going on vacation, or just leaving your water ionizer for more than a week, you should remove the filters and store them inside your refrigerator. Before you store them in the refrigerator, turn them upside down over your sink and shake them to get as much water out as possible. You don’t want your filters inside your water ionizer for more than a week unused because the stagnant water inside could potentially start growing bacteria. By putting your filters inside the refrigerator, you are inhibiting the growth of bacteria until you get home from your trip.
The last water ionizer tips and trick that we have for you has to do with power surges. Power surges are very common across the US, especially in places where there are thunderstorms. You should protect your water ionizer by plugging it into a surge protector. You plug your TV and your computer into a surge protector to protect it, so it only makes sense to protect your water ionizer in the same way. It is, after all, a sophisticated electronic machine and surges in the power made do damage to the power board.
To your health!