How to Solve Water Filter Issues

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There are some under-sink water filter problems that can actually be resolved on your own. These common issues include water type and tank damages, among others. If you want to check the problem, then you should get an old towel ready for any drip and a headlamp or flashlight so you can see in the dark!


Here are some problems you might want to be ready for:


Clogged Filter

Do you still remember the last time you have changed your water filter? Remember that the reason we use a filter is for it to trap particles in water that we do not want to come out from the tap.  Manufacturers of water filtration systems recommend that the changing your filter screen regularly. You can do this once a month or at least every 90 days. If your water filter has been doing its job for a long time, it could be clogged up with debris. The only thing you can do about it is to replace the filter. If it is reusable, though, then all it needs is some thorough cleaning.


Upon replacing the filter, check if it’s working properly by running water. If it appears there is an underlying problem, then it could be a component within the filter pump itself that really needs to be cleaned. If your system can be taken apart, then do so and check for any buildup inside that could possibly be restricting the flow of water.


Tank Damage

Water filters usually require water moving through at a clip in order for it to function properly. It could be that the tanks itself had reached the end of its lifespan or it could be because it’s extremely corroded and can no longer deliver the water to the filter at a sufficient pressure. If this is the case, it may need to be replaced. It could also be a problem with the pressure the tank receives. Check that the pressure is set correctly to match your area’s set water pressure. If the pressure to the dwelling is quite low, the problem may be with clogged pipes that are in the street, like tree rots or a buildup of certain debris.


Type of Water

It also occurs sometimes that water in your area becomes too difficult for your filtration system to manage and function correctly. It may be because water is either extremely hard or soft.  This would cause build-up of sediments both in filters and pipes real quick. The solution to this is a water purifier system that has a much longer lifespan than filters.


To ensure that your water is safe for you and your family, contact Hayes Plumbing! We will ensure your safety and your satisfaction.

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