One of the world’s leading testing laboratories, NSF International, notes that the recommended filter change cycle varies among filtration products. The established “service cycle” may be based on a specific number of gallons or the estimated number of months a filter cartridge will last in the average home.
May 30, 2018
Love That Dirty Water? Not!
The poor water quality that plagues many Cape Cod towns can be improved with a home water filtration system. The right system can capture chemicals, particulates, and toxins that may cause long-term health problems. The most effective systems use reverse osmosis to filter out the maximum range of contaminants.
Whether your water filtration system uses carbon, charcoal, or a blend of filter media to reduce impurities, its performance degraded once the filter becomes dirty or clogged, or the filter’s surface becomes filled with trapped particles. A clogged filter is easy to identify – the flow of water through the system will be reduced. But it is not easy to know when the surface of the filter fills up and stops capturing contaminants.
That’s why it is important to replace your water filters on a regular basis. One of the world’s leading testing laboratories, NSF International (www.nsf.org), notes that the recommended filter change cycle varies among filtration products. The established “service cycle” may be based on a specific number of gallons or the estimated number of months a filter cartridge will last in the average home.
Filter cartridges should be replaced with a manufacturer-approved replacement filter. Why? NSF International says that “While a non-certified cartridge may look similar in size and even appear to fit inside the housing of a water treatment system, even the smallest size difference could allow water to go around the cartridge rather than through it.”
Non-certified filter cartridges may not be of the same quality as the manufacturer’s suggested replacement, which could result in the water not being filtered effectively. NSF International recommends using the proper replacement cartridge and changing your filter at the recommended interval in order to ensure your water treatment system is performing effectively.
Do you have concerns about the purity and safety of your home’s water? Our AquaSafe water filtration systems use the latest technology to help ensure your water is clean, clear and healthy. We install systems that range from a single faucet to “whole home” protection.
Give us a call at (508) 388-1009 to explore your home water purification options, or to order replacement filters for your present filtration system.
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