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Preventing Water Filtration System Problems Before They Start

Your water filtration system ensures that the water that comes into your home is delicious and healthy. Many also remove hard minerals such as magnesium and calcium, which can wreak havoc on your plumbing and shorten the working life of water-dependent appliances such as your washing machine or dishwasher. Because your water filter is so important to your home, it must receive proper care. Here are some ways to prevent problems with your water filtration system. Don’t forget to call your professional for more information.

Clean the Filter Regularly

Though some water filters have to be thrown out when they become clogged with dirt and debris, others can be cleaned. A reusable water filter must be cleaned regularly to make sure it removes contaminants efficiently. Experts recommend cleaning all the parts of the system at least once a week. If you have a brand new water softener, it needs to be cleaned more than once a week thanks to the build-up of the salt it’s taking out of your fresh water. Avoid cleaning the system with harsh chemicals that can get into your drinking water, and rinse everything with clear, warm water.

Stay in Touch With a Professional Service

A water filtration system has a working lifespan, and one day it’s going to need to be replaced even if it’s been well maintained. A professional is the best person to replace an entire water filtration system and perform troubleshooting, so it’s a good idea to have an ongoing relationship with one.

Check to See if New Filters Are Needed

You should regularly check to see if you need to replace your filter cartridges. Most systems have some device that tells you the status of a filter cartridge. It’s also a good idea to write down the last time you changed the filter cartridge, and keeping the owner’s manual is important. This lets you know what kind of cartridge you’ll need for your system.

What to Do if Hard Water Returns

Check the brine tank if you notice that hard water is returning after you’ve installed a water softener. The problem may be as simple as the system having run out of rock salt or not enough water in the tank. All that needs to be done is to buy more rock salt, or add enough water to fill the tank halfway.

Get in Touch With Us to Learn About Your Water Filtration System

A water filtration system that you know is working well brings healthy water into your home and gives you peace of mind. If you want more information about how to prevent water filtration system problems, get in touch with our professionals at Parobek Water Solutions of Austin, Texas.