sanitizing undersink Amway purifier system
We haven't used our amway system in 8 years, but now that I have birds I decided to get a filter and use it again. I was wondering the best way to clean it all out to make sure there is no bacteria or mold in the lines or the faucet lever.
I took everything apart and washed it in soap and water, including the plastic tubing and the faucet part. I then ran bleach water through it but only used about 1TBS per gallon of water. I'm thinking i need to use more bleach. Anyway how will I know I got everything out and it's safe to use for my birds. Don't want to put the filter in till I'm absolutely sure. Shoule I get a water test kit and use it first on the water comming through the system before adding the filter? I guess then I would know the bacteria is out.
Thanks for any help here.
Also once I do this, how often should I clean the system out. I'm thinking between each filter change.