Do you have a UV disinfection unit in your home? If so, you would be enjoying fresh and clean water in your house and maintaining your health and safety.
While summers can be easy to maintain the UV unit, winters are harsh. And if you don’t take enough care of the UV disinfection unit during winter, it can create major issues.
Now, you might wonder why are we discussing UV unit maintenance during winter while it is still summer. Well, it is always best to be prepared and put some habits into your routine. You might also have to get specialized plumbing services to ensure things are ready when winter comes.
So, how to maintain your UV units during winter?
One of the ways to prepare your UV lamp for water treatment during winter is to insulate the water pipes.
Insulating your water pipes will require time and will need a professional plumber for the same. And summer is the best time to get this done. Once your water pipes are insulated, it will be easier for water to flow in the UV unit during winter.
If your water pipes aren’t insulated, the water will freeze during winter. This will prevent the water from entering the UV unit. And you might not get enough water in your house.
Now, you won’t need a professional to solve this issue. Instead, you will need to wait for the water in your pipes to melt and flow into the UV unit for disinfection.
Hence, it is best to get your waterpipes insulated ensuring your UV lamp for water treatment works efficiently during winter.
Another way to maintain your UV unit during winter is by draining the water once you have used the UV lamps for the day.
If your waterpipes lack insulation and you switch off the UV unit after use with water still inside the chamber, it can freeze inside the UV unit during winter. Once the water is frozen, it will form a sheet of ice on the quartz sleeve causing it to break.
This will expose the UV lamps to frozen water which can further cause issues with the UV unit. In this case, you will need an engineer to help de-freeze the water or maybe replace the UV lamps and quartz sleeves or the whole unit.
Hence, it is best to make a habit of draining the UV unit after use and before switching it off, especially during winter.
Protecting your UV unit during winter is essential and you must prepare during summer to ensure things are ready when the time comes.
If you need more advice on the maintenance of UV lamps, quartz sleeves, and more, contact us at Light Spectrum Enterprises, Inc. We are amongst the leading companies to provide a wide range of UV lamps and quartz sleeves along with critical advice on using the products effectively.
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