A water technician pointed out to me the other day that if you’re going on vacation or not going to use your water ionizer for more than a couple of weeks, you should take proper precautions to prevent bacteria from growing in the unused filters. It’s a very simple thing to do.
- Remove your water ionizer filters and let them drain in the sink drain for an hour or two.
- Put them in a plastic bag and then into the refrigerator for storage.
- Do this with any prefilters you are using as well.
Another thing you could do, if you don’t like this idea for some reason, is to get a neighbor or friend to come over every week or two to your home and pour a gallon or two of ionized water [of course they should hopefully drink this ionized water rather than just pour it down the drain]. This way the filters are provided with clean fresh water every day or two and the water won’t go stale.