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Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Water Filtration System

Like most people, you probably rely on your water filter for clean, safe drinking water. Water filtration can improve the quality of your drinking water by removing contaminants and enabling better water absorption.

But like everything else, your water filtration system has a lifespan (usually five to seven years). Over time, it can lose effectiveness and may even need to be replaced. With proper care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your system and ensure it continues to work effectively. So if you want to make sure that your filter lasts as long as possible, here are a few easy steps to follow:


Change the Water Filters Regularly

If your water filters are not being replaced regularly, debris and sediment can accumulate over time. This will reduce the efficiency of your filter and may result in poor water quality. Check the filter every month or so to ensure it is functioning correctly and not blocking any water flow. If the filter starts to show signs of damage, it’s best to replace it.

Depending on your system type, the frequency of filter changes will vary. For example, carbon filters should be changed every 3-6 months, while sediment filters can last up to a year. By following these tips, you can maximize the life of your water filtration system and ensure that it is working correctly. If you have hard water, use a softener in addition to your filtration system. This will help extend the life of your unit and improve its performance.


Choose Suitable Filters

Some water filters are designed to work with specific types of water, like hard water or water with high mineral content. For example, activated carbon filters are designed to remove impurities and chemicals that don’t adhere to carbon.

Check the Water Filter System for Leaks

Leaks can cause debris and bacteria to enter the water supply, leading to health problems. Check the water filter system for leaks regularly and fix them if necessary. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Manufacturers usually recommend routine cleaning and replacement of filters as part of the regular filtration cycle.


Avoid Using Hot Water

Avoid using hot water with your filtration system, as this can damage the unit. If you need hot water, bypass the filtration system or install an additional inline heater downstream from the unit. If you have a whole-house filtration system, ensure all the fixtures in your home are connected. This includes showers, sinks, toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers.


The Benefits of a Well-Maintained Water Filtration System

● A water filtration system that is well-maintained can last up to 20 years.

Regular maintenance on your water filtration system can save you money on replacement filters and parts.

● Maintaining your water filtration system can also extend the life of your plumbing fixtures and appliances.

● A well-maintained water filtration system can provide clean, safe, and great-tasting water for years to come.


A well-maintained water filtration system will give you access to high-quality drinking water. In case your water filtration system is malfunctioning, we are here to help! McCowin Water, Inc. can help you identify the issue and keep your water filtration system working at its best. Contact us to learn more.

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