You have a water treatment system at your home and you’re accustomed to getting clean, delicious water every time you turn on your tap. With a low-maintenance water treatment system from Secondwind Water Systems, it’s easy to forget about the equipment that works hard for you day after day. Like most major home equipment, your water treatment system occasionally needs a little TLC. To keep your home water treatment system operating efficiently and prevent the build-up of some really nasty bacteria, you’ll need to change and disinfect your water filter every three months.
A New Filter for Every Season
If you live in New England, the easiest way to ensure you regularly change and disinfect your water filter is to do it at the start of every season. Easy-peasy, right?
How to Change and Disinfect Your Water Filter
Changing and disinfecting your water filter is easy and only takes a few minutes. Watch this brief video to learn how:
After you’ve changed your filter, add a teaspoon of unscented chlorine bleach to kill any lingering bacteria.
Don’t Forget the Salt
While you’re changing and disinfecting your water filter, be sure to check your salt level.
Ew. Gross! What Happens When You Don’t Change and Disinfect Your Water Filter?
Let’s face it. Bacteria are everywhere—they can even be present in treated water. Many of these strains do not show up in lab tests because they are not associated with health problems. However, they can cause problems with how your water treatment system operates. Ultimately, this can reduce the lifespan of your system.
Now the gross part: When you don’t change and disinfect your water filter, you allow bacteria to grow in both your filter and your household plumbing. They will develop a slimy, jellyfish-like consistency and although harmless, can cause an unpleasant odor or taste.
Because seeing is believing, we thought we’d share a couple pictures we took of bacteria build-up collected from a customer site. Yuck!
Residential Water Treatment Specialists in NH and MA
If you regularly change and disinfect your water filter, your home water treatment system will operate at maximum efficiency and continue to provide clean, delicious water for years to come. If you have questions about your system, contact the home water treatment professionals at Secondwind Water Systems.