Improved Efficiency

RO membrane cleaning removes fouling materials, restoring permeability for optimal water flow and high contaminant rejection. Cleaning membranes leads to an overall more efficient RO system.


Extended Lifespan

Regular cleaning prevents fouling and scaling that can damage RO membranes. Cleaning extends their operational life, reducing replacement frequency, saving costs and minimizing maintenance downtime.


Consistent Water Quality

Clean RO membranes remove salts, compounds, and contaminants to ensure high-quality water for various industries like food, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare where water quality affects product safety and quality.


Reduced Costs

Maintaining and cleaning RO membranes reduces costs from fouling and scaling. It improves system efficiency, lowers energy consumption, and reduces chemical cleanings.

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Providing The Top Service Reverse Osmosis Solutions For Your Industry

Reverse Osmosis membrane cleaning is a critical maintenance process for commercial water treatment
systems that use reverse osmosis technology. Over time, RO membranes can become fouled with various
contaminants, which can reduce their efficiency and overall performance. Routine cleaning helps restore
the membranes to their optimal condition and prolongs their lifespan.

RO membrane cleaning involves the removal of accumulated foulants and scale from the surface
of the RO membranes. These contaminants can include:

  • Scale: Mineral deposits such as calcium carbonate and magnesium sulfate.
  • Biofilm: Bacterial growth and organic matter.
  • Particulates: Suspended solids and colloidal particles.
  • Chemical Fouling: Precipitates from chemical reactions, such as iron or manganese oxides.

Advantages of Commercial Reverse Osmosis Membrane Cleaning include:

  • Improved Efficiency
  • Extended Lifespan
  • Consistent Water Quality
  • Reduced Costs

With over 100 years of combined industry experience, fair prices and a local team of water treatment
experts, Western Reserve Water is your membrane cleaning expert! We offer the following benefits:

  • Cleaned Locally in Ohio
  • Short Turnaround time
  • Loaner Membranes Available
  • Extended Membrane Life
  • Pre and Post Test Reporting Provided
  • We Clean All Brands of 4″ and 8″ Membranes

Why Choose Us?


Established Trust

We are a family-run company with two-plus decades of innovation & research

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Custom Services

Western Reserve never charges for consultations and will give you a FREE water analysis

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Love Local

Professional application engineers in house on staff just a drive away

Hear It From The Industry

“As a lab technician at a premier medical research facility, our transition to Western Reserve’s reverse osmosis membrane cleaning has been an asset. The consistent, high-quality water has eradicated previous inconsistencies, saving us time and dollars. Its low maintenance have allowed us to concentrate on groundbreaking medical research. This system has been instrumental in advancing our research capabilities.”
– Major Northeast Ohio Medical Provider
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ANSI/AAMI ST108 – Are You Prepared?

In 2023, a new standard for water quality in medical device processing arrived, which replaced outdated guidelines and made the bar higher for patient safety. Western Reserve specializes in helping healthcare providers understand and implement water grades for different stages, design systems and monitoring, and working with your water management platform.

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End-To-End Membrane Cleaning – Available Nationwide!

Save your time, money and effort by having Western Reserve Pure Water clean your existing membrane. We offer short turnaround time and loaners if needed. Shipping is an easy process, and we offer service and maintenance plans. We have customers anywhere across the U.S.


Frequency of cleaning RO membranes depends on factors like quality of feed water, system conditions, and fouling type. Membranes should be cleaned when system performance declines (e.g. reduced flow, increased pressure, decreased salt rejection). Typically membranes require cleaning every 3-12 months, but can vary based on conditions and results.

Typical indicators that reveal that RO membranes need cleaning include: decrease in flow rate, higher feed pressure, increased differential pressure, and reduced water quality or salt rejection rates.

The four types of fouling that affect RO membranes are scaling, biological fouling, organic fouling, and particulate fouling.

Hiring a professional water treatment service is recommended for effective membrane cleaning. Water treatment specialists have the expertise to accurately diagnose fouling, select the right cleaning agents, and clean the membranes without causing damage.