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How To Properly Clean Your Water Distillation Unit

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Author: Nick Wright -

The best way to get the longest use out of your water distillation unit is through routine cleaning. If you stay on top of it and periodically clean the water distiller, you can avoid having any mould build up and get the most efficient use out of your filter. It is really quite simple to clean the water distillation system, but it all depends on the kind of system you have.

For certain water distillation units you may have to clean it more frequently than others; it all depends on the type of unit you purchase. The most common cleanser is descaler, which is an acid called Sulfamic Acid. This is the most effective method and therefore also makes the most sense.

Other people prefer to use a less acidic cleanser to clean their water distiller. A less acidic and milder acid that you can use is vinegar, which will get the job done as well. Either way, it is recommended that you descale your water distillation unit every 3 to 4 months. Remember; you may have to clean it sooner or later than the typical 3 to 4 month period depending on your system. To get the best of your system you will want to empty the boiling chamber every week as well.

The first step to cleaning your water distiller is to obviously turn off the main power switch and then remove the lid from the boiling chamber. The next step is to add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the descaler, Sulfamic Acid or vinegar, to the boiling chamber. You will agitate the solution for about 5 to 10 seconds.

After that, let the system set over night with the descaler to get the full effect and clean to the fullest. The next day drain the descaler from the boiling chamber of your water distiller and rinse with 4 liters of water. You may need to pour even more water into the boiling chamber; you are just trying to remove the entire descaler residue that remains in the boiling chamber.

If you are still having trouble removing all of the descaler, try to wipe the residue from the sides with a soft cloth. After all of the residue from the descaler is removed from your water distillation system, turn on the main power and water to make sure the water is coming into the boiling chamber. If you have action, place the lid on the boiling chamber and you are set to go.

It is vital that you clean your water distiller from time to time to ensure you get the full effect of clean water and allow your water distillation system to last awhile. By following the steps listed above, you should have no problem cleaning your water distiller and enjoying a nice refreshing glass of clean water.

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