The Importance of Clean Water Filters

Clean and dirty water filters.

We like to keep tabs on our household tasks. Clean the bathroom each weekend, do laundry on
Wednesdays, deep clean the oven every other month. But what about your water filter? It may be
something you don’t see every day or notice piling up, but your water filter needs as much attention as
anything else in your home. Here are some great reasons to keep up with your water filter.

Why do we have water filters, anyway? The main purpose is to absorb toxins, sediments, and other
things you don’t want in your family’s drinking water. By keeping your water healthy and clean, they’re
actually one of the most important parts of your home. Whether they are carbon based, charcoal based,
or a combination of the two, they work hard to keep your water safe to drink.

Filters usually do a good job of letting you know when it’s time for them to be replaced. A few tell-tale
signs are an unusual odor to the water, an unpleasant taste, or a decrease in water pressure. This
means that the filter is too clogged to do its job properly. Note that if you have hard water, this will
happen a lot more quickly, as the minerals in your water cause a buildup of scale.

It’s always a good idea to keep a backup filter on hand. Every filter has a different interval at which it
should be changed, so make sure you’re planning with your specific filter in mind. If you are interested in
softer water beyond simple filtration, the Hague WaterMax® Home Water Softening System may be the
right choice.

To master your filtration system, call Coastal Carolina Water today at (252) 491-8333 in Northeastern
North Carolina and the Outer Banks or (877) 420-7877 in Hampton Roads for your free water quality
analysis.