If you have a whole house water filtration system from Aquarius Water Conditioning in St. Paul, MN, your system will need maintenance from time to time. One of the most important things you can do will be to change a component known as the prefilter from time to time. While this might seem like a complicated project, it’s not that hard. Here are a few tips to show you how to do it.
How to Know When to Change the Prefilter
The prefilter is the filter that all of your water runs through before getting into your system. This filter gets rid of all the sediment and sand in the water, which reduces water stains and cloudiness.
Think about changing your prefilter like changing the oil in your car. You should remember to change it once every three to six months, depending on what kind of water you have. If you notice that your water pressure has suddenly decreased, that could signify that the prefilter is clogged and needs to be cleaned.
If you’re unsure how often to change your specific prefilter, get in touch with Aquarius Water Conditioning. One of our professionals will be more than happy to help you.
Changing the Filter
Again, it’s not that difficult to change your system’s prefilter. Here are the easy steps to take.
- Step 1 – Check the inlet and outlet of your system and turn off the water supply to both. You’ll also need to release pressure inside the system by using the release button, which is typically red. If you have any issues with this, contact an Aquarius Water Conditioning expert.
- Step 2 – Gently twist and pull down the filter to unscrew it. This might require using a wrench to help loosen the component. Make sure you don’t use too much force and avoid losing the O-ring. You’ll see it on the canister at the inner lip. If the O-ring needs to be replaced, you should be able to find one at your local hardware store. Aquarius Water Conditioning also has replacement parts.
- Step 3 – Once you pull out the old filter, carefully wipe the inside of the canister. If it’s very dirty, you can clean it by using a little bit of rust remover or bleach. Just remember to rinse it completely before you re-attach the filter.
- Step 4 – Put the new filter in the canister and screw it back in. Don’t over-tighten.
- Step 5 – Once the filter is in, turn the inlet and outlet water supply back on and check for potential leaks. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to contact Aquarius Water Conditioning.
A Long Tradition of Excellence
Aquarius Water Conditioning has been in business for more than 30 years. Our company only carries the best products, including a wide range of Kinetico water softeners and filters. When you work with us, you’ll enjoy fresh, clean water for years to come.
If you would like to learn more about getting a whole house water filtration system in St. Paul, MN, contact Aquarius Water Conditioning online or call us at 888-741-9025. We look forward to hearing from you.