Healthful Advantages Of Water Filter Installation

Posted on: December 6, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Plumbing

Water Filter Installation In Houston Homeowners

Water filters are deliberately designed to make its mechanism uncomplicated and trouble-free. Using filtered water is a good step ahead to use healthy water without contaminants.Filters rely on various technologies, or just one, to improve the quality of water for more than just satisfaction. 

Filtered water can be installed in a home either in a whole house filter system, which makes filtered water available from every tap in your home, or from point sources like sink and showerhead filters.

Water Filter Installation For Home

Installing the type of water-treatment device that utilizes filter cartridges under the sink and delivers clean water through a sink-top spout is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project. Doing this job involves simply mounting the filter unit in the cabinet and connecting plastic tubing to your existing cold water pipes using special saddle valves.

Several different types of water treatment devices are sold, including dual-cartridge devices like the one shown below and reverse-osmosis systems that work basically the same way but also utilize an undersink storage tank that holds clean water and is connected to the sink’s trap because it discharges wastewater. Neither type requires electrical power.

Filters inside cartridge-based water treatment devices must be changed periodically—typically twice a year. Changes in the odor, taste, and/or flow of the water are sure signs that the filter cartridges need to be replaced.

  1. Mount the dispenser. Most dispensers are designed to fit in the extra hole in a sink top, as shown, but if this hole is already occupied, you’ll have to drill another in the sink or countertop. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for the location and size of the hole. Drill only into stainless-steel or porcelain cast-iron sinks; if you have an all-porcelain sink, drill for the dispenser through the countertop.
  2. Install a saddle valve. Tap into the existing cold water supply line via a saddle valve. To install a saddle valve, first turn off the water supply and then open the faucet to drain the line. Following the manufacturer’s directions, drill a small hole in the supply line. Turn the handle on the valve to expose the lance that’s designed to puncture the pipe, and position the valve over the pipe so that the lance fits in the hole. Attach the back plate of the valve and tighten the nuts to lock it in place, and then screw in the lance.
  3. Secure the cartridge filtration unit. Position the cartridge filtration unit roughly between the cold water line and the dispenser. Be sure to leave the specified clearance between the system and the cabinet bottom to allow for cartridge replacement. Secure the device to the cabinet back or wall with the screws provided. Read more…

The Benefits Of Having Water Filter

Filtered water makes you feel better, can help prevent some nasty diseases, and can make you look better with very little effort. This filtered water is good for general uses like drinking water and showering, but also for uses like cooking and health purposes, especially removing toxins from the water. Call (713) 812-7070 us for your home service and repair needs. 

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