Water filters help remove harmful contaminants found in tap water. If you don’t properly filter your water, you and your family could end up drinking unsafe bacteria and chemicals. This article is all about how to install a new filter in the water filtration unit for optimal water purity.
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There are different types of water filtration systems, but we won’t be getting into much detail about that. Most homes typically have water filters installed in the piping, especially if you have “city water”.
Note: If you have “well water,” you might have water filtration directly in the well reservoir itself.
Here’s a quick know-how about matters related to water filtration systems:
- Most bacteria found in drinking water are traced back to the filtration treatment process itself. This calls for a change of filter in the system.
- A recent study also found that tap water – worldwide – is contaminated with microplastics, which have harmful pathogens and health impacts.
- Surprisingly though, bottled water isn’t completely bacteria-free. Studies have shown that bottled water may contain bacteria (unless carbonated or distilled).
Thus, it’s recommended to filter all water separately in a pitcher. This removes contaminants for the purest and healthiest possible water.
Be The Change You Need | How To Install A New Filter In The Water Filtration Unit
A water filter is like a lint tray in a laundry machine. Filters collect gunk and particles that shouldn’t be there in the first place.
A water filter works similar to a laundry machine
You need to replace or clean your water filter regularly to keep it clean, clear, and functioning correctly!
How To Change and/or Clean the Filtration Unit
How often you change your filter also depends on factors like:
- Water consumption of household
- Brand/unit of filtration system
- Number of elements that need filtering
- Hardness of water
Typically, filters should be changed every 2-3 months. But how to do it?
- Remove the old filter from the pitcher. This is usually easier if the reservoir is dry, so don’t run water through before changing your filter. You might need to twist a bit to loosen the filter from its reservoir.
- If applicable, recycle the old filter. Most water filtration systems have their own recycling partners. Wash your hands before handling the new filter.
- Remove the new filter from the package. Pre-soak in a bowl of cold water for 2-4 minutes. (Not all filters require a pre-soak. Check the user manual.)
- Flush out the filter by running it under cold water for 15 seconds.
- While soaking and flushing the filter, clean the pitcher and reservoir with warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly to avoid the growth of bacteria. We recommend using one teaspoon of vinegar in one cup of water for a natural, bacteria-killing solution.
- Insert the flushed filter into the reservoir by lining up the grooves. Press firmly to ensure a tight seal. Most filters will “click” into place.
- Add cold tap water to the pitcher. Discard or water your plants with? the first 2-3 pitchers of filter. This helps in getting rid of any carbon dust that comes loose in the initial uses of a filter.
Well, there you have it guys! This was all about how to install a new filter in the water filtration unit. If you have any questions, leave a comment in the section provided below. We’ll get back to you shortly.