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How often should I change my water filter cartridge?
Usually every 6 to 12 months. To maintain the highest standards of water purity, regularly replacing your water filtration replacement filters is a must. However, the frequency of changing your water filter cartridge depends on several factors including the model of the filter, the quality of your water, and your water usage. Typically, it is recommended to change the cartridge every 6 months to ensure optimal performance and water quality. However, if your water source is known to have a higher level of contaminants or if you have a higher water usage, you might need to replace it more frequently. Always refer to your specific model’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations for water filter cartridge replacement.
Can you wash water filter cartridges?
Washing a water filter cartridge is not recommended as it can damage the filter media and compromise the effectiveness of the filter. Over time, water filter cartridges collect contaminants and particles, which cannot be removed simply by washing. To maintain the effectiveness of your water filtration system, it is best to replace the cartridge with a new one when required, rather than attempting to wash the old one. There are some exceptions, such as pleated filter cartridges advertised as ‘washable’ that are 50 microns or larger, and most ceramic filter candles and cartridges.
Are all water filter cartridges the same?
No, all water filter cartridges are not the same. There are various types of water filter cartridges available, designed for different purposes and types of water filter systems for homes. Factors such as the size of the filter, the type of contaminants it removes, the material of the filter media and the flow rate can vary significantly among different models and brands. It’s a good idea to use the correct cartridge for your specific water filtration system to ensure effective filtering and to avoid potential damage to the system. Always check the specifications and compatibility of the cartridge with your system before purchasing a replacement water filter cartridge.
What are the signs that my filter needs replacing?
There are several signs to look out for that indicate your water filter cartridge may need replacing. These include a noticeable decrease in water flow or pressure, an unusual taste or odour in the water, and visible sediment or discoloration. If your water starts to look cloudy or if the filter’s change indicator (if equipped) signals a replacement, these are clear signs that the cartridge needs to be changed. Regularly monitoring these signs can help ensure that your water quality remains high.
What happens if I don’t replace my water filter cartridge on time?
With the exception of RO membranes, almost all filters will experience a buildup of bacteria to unsafe levels after a 12-month period. Failing to replace your water filter cartridge on time can lead to several issues. Firstly, the effectiveness of the filter in removing contaminants will decrease, potentially leading to poorer water quality. This can result in water that tastes or smells bad and may contain higher levels of contaminants than are safe or desirable. A clogged or old filter can reduce the flow rate and pressure of your water system. In some cases, not replacing a scale inhibiting cartridge within the recommended time frame can cause damage to boiling water appliances, leading to costly repairs or replacements.
Where can I find more information about replacement water filter cartridges?
We recommend browsing our blog articles written by experienced water filter cartridge experts. If you have specific questions about our replacement water filter cartridges or need personalised assistance, feel free to contact us at Aquastream. Our team of experts is always ready to provide you with the support and information you need to ensure your water stays clean and safe. Contact Aquastream today for all your water filter cartridge replacement needs.