5 Common Water Filter Problems

Keeping your filter and purifier in good condition gives you access to clean and safe drinking water. A well-maintained water purifier should work well for about 4 to 5 years. After that, you may start to encounter some water filter problems here and there.

These common water filter issues aren’t familiar to some owners.  And as common as they could be, they should still be handled by professionals. Here is a rundown of some of them:

Sudden Change in the Taste and Smell of the Water
If you noticed that your water suddenly tastes and smells a bit different from what you’re used to, there may be some issues with your water filter. There is a possibility that the filter has accumulated some biofilm. It is a layer of various materials that have collected on the surface of the purifier. This can increase the number of contaminants.

A quick solution is to have the filter replaced from time to time. But, if changing the filter doesn’t do the trick, it’s best to have the purifier checked by a professional. There could be an underlying problem with the purifier that causes this.

Water Leakage
Water leakage from your filter and purifier is sometimes due to improperly fitting system parts. It could also be because of a loose-fitting part in the faucet itself. If you suspect that there’s a leak, you should turn off the water supply to your filter and then locate where the leak is coming from.

Once it’s detected, simply tighten the loose-fitting part. If you’re not quite sure about the internal mechanisms of your purifier, call a professional to help you out.

Weak Water Flow
A common reason your filter is releasing water very slowly is low water pressure. Water filters and purifiers would typically need around 40 to 60 PSI (pounds per square inch) to function efficiently.

Some systems use a valve to control the water pressure. If you noticed a change in the water pressure, have the valve inspected and replaced.

Poor Water Quality
Sometimes, you may still get poor water quality even though your water filter and purifier are working properly. If that’s the case, the problem would now lie in your water pipes. If the pipes are broken, there’s a big chance that they can get contaminated by foreign objects. You should call a professional to have this problem fixed.

Noisy Faucets
Noisy faucets are often caused by installing a new filtration system or a filter replacement. Often enough, these noises will gradually decrease and there’s no need to worry about them. But if it persists for a long time, it’s best to call a professional immediately to have your purifier checked.

If you’re looking for water treatment solutions that you can trust, contact us at Adams Water Conditioning. Talk to our staff members to learn more about our water treatment services and products.

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