Think of your filter system in water filtration system as being like the motor in your car. If you don’t change the oil and oil filter regularly in your car, the oil will get dirty and stop lubricating the engine, the engine will wear out… and your car will grind to a holt.
Well, it’s much the same with a water filter cartridge.
What can affect your filter?
- The overall condition of your water in terms of contaminants and how much must be filtered.
- If you have hard water (heavy with minerals) which causes the scale to build up and clog the filter.
- If you use more water than the average household.
- How well your water was previously treated or filtered.
- Your filtered water begins to taste different, In fact, if you can taste the chlorine in the water again you have gone past the use-by date of the filter.
- Your filtered water begins to smell different
- The water flow starts to slow down. This is because the filter is beginning to get clogged up with particles. When this happens, the filter still works but the carbon is not doing its job properly. Think of your filter like the dust filter bag in vacuum cleaner. Once the dust bag is full the vacuum cleaner will suck but at a reduced rate but it also often blows out stale air & dust as it tries to get clean in order to do its job. Like wise if a water filter cartridge is not changed, over time the carbon granules in the filter becomes less and less effective. Eventually it can’t capture the particles anymore to the point where it will become totally clogged up and not work at all…and could become a breeding ground for bacteria.
- When water is left in a glass for a few minutes, sediment is seen floating or settled at the bottom.
- Your water filter becomes discoloured
- You receive a call from our Customer Service team as a friendly reminder.
How often should I change my water filter?
The recommended filter change cycle varies from one product to the next. Home filtration systems usually have established "service cycles" based around average household usage, the quality of the water in the region where you live.
The service cycle may be for a specific number of litres of water or an estimate of the number of months that a cartridge will last in the average home. To ensure the filter continues to reduce contaminants, replace it according to the recommendations.
If you run into any of the signs that suggest that your filter requires changing Call us today on 1300 365 202