How do you maintain a whole house water filter?

How do you maintain a whole house water filter?

Replacing your whole home water filters regularly is strongly advised. They are the heart of your water filter system and play the crucial role of filtering out chemicals and other contaminants.

Why it’s important to replace water filters

Replacing and maintaining water filters regularly when needed ensures that your filtered water system continues to work efficiently to remove the contaminants so it is safe for consumption and use for you and your family. Water filter cartridges generally have a lifespan of 6 to 12 months. When the filter becomes dirty and the cartridges are not replaced on time, they lose their effectiveness at filtering out the contaminants and chemicals present in the tap water.

If you were to see what a brand new water filter looks like before placing it in the system and compare that to the same filter a few months down the line, you will notice how blackended it has become. These contaminants would otherwise go straight through to your taps for consumption without being filtered.

It’s not a pleasant sight to see a dirty filter, but imagine if you or your family had consumed this throughout the course of the year.

Maintenance procedure

The maintenance of your whole house water filter will depend on the following:

  • Water usage per day.
  • The amount of sediment and chemicals in your town’s water supply.
  • The size and capacity of the water filter.

The following steps are recommended in your maintenance procedure:

  • Replace the filter regularly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It is recommended to replace filters every six months. This of course would depend on the water quality and usage during that time period.
  • Ensure that all water connections to the filter system are tightly secured.
  • Clean the filter housing and other components as necessary.
  • Monitor the water pressure regularly to ensure it meets the specifications outlined by the manufacturer.
  • Check for any signs of leaks in the system.
  • Make sure the filter is installed in a location with enough air flow to enable it to operate efficiently.
  • Regularly inspect the filter housing and replace any damaged or worn parts. This will also allow you peace of mind to know when the contamination levels have reached the point where you need to replace the filter cartridges.
  • Test the water quality on a regular basis to ensure that it meets local standards.
  • Dispose of used or expired filters properly.
  • Use only certified replacement filters.

You can note down the date of changing the filter cartridge and follow the guidelines provided  for your particular cartridge type and system about when to change it again.

Our consultants at Filter Solutions will recommend the required maintenance of the whole house water filter system installed. Our technicians can also help with troubleshooting of your existing water filtration systems to provide effective treatment for the provision of clean water. We are dedicated to offer the best solutions to meet the quality filtered water requirements of our customers.

Filter Solutions WA
Filter Solutions WA

Filter Solutions WA is passionate about bringing clean, purified water to WA families, and to do so in the most affordable way possible. With a desire to help other families like theirs create a healthier home environment, Scott and Rachel started Filter Solutions WA. We pride ourselves in our expert workmanship, delivering bespoke filter solutions for your unique needs.

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