Water is the lifeblood of your autoclave. The water quality drastically affects the lifespan of the autoclave chamber and steam generator, as well as the types of loads to sterilize.
Tap water’s quality is not suitable for loading your autoclave, this practice can lead a variety of dissolved minerals and salts that once boiled forms deposits within the steam generator, pipes and valves. These deposits build up over time like layers of paint. As they build up, they decrease the efficiency and functionality of the steam generator in addition to clogging up pipes and valves.