Clean and safe water is essential for our daily lives, and one of the best ways to ensure that your entire home has access to pure water is by installing a home water filtration system. These systems play a crucial role in removing contaminants, chemicals, and impurities from your water supply. However, to maintain their effectiveness, it’s essential to know how to change home water filter cartridges regularly. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to replace your filter cartridges, ensuring your family enjoys clean, healthy water every day.

The below is a video demonstration on how you can change your home water filtration cartridges.


Why Home Water Filtration Matters:

Before we dive into the process of changing filter cartridges, let’s briefly touch upon why home water filtration is so important. While many people focus on filtering their drinking water, it’s equally crucial to filter water for your entire home. Here’s why:

Whole-Home Protection.

Home water filtration systems provide clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning. By filtering water at the point of entry, you protect your family from exposure to contaminants in every aspect of their daily lives.

Improved Water Quality

Filtering your entire home’s water supply ensures that even appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and water heaters benefit from cleaner water. This prolongs the lifespan of your appliances and reduces maintenance costs.

Health Benefits

Clean water is essential for your well-being. Removing harmful substances like chlorine, sediments, and heavy metals ensures that you’re not ingesting or absorbing these contaminants through your skin while showering or bathing.

Now, let’s get into the steps to change your home water filter cartridges.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before starting the process, make sure you have the necessary supplies on hand:

Replacement filter cartridges (compatible with your filtration system)
A wrench or filter housing wrench (if required)
Towels or a bucket (to catch any water spillage)
A marker (to note the date of replacement)

Step 2: Turn Off Water Supply
Locate the main water supply valve for your home and shut it off. This will prevent water from flowing into your filtration system while you work. If you have one of our systems you can shut off the water on the system itself as shown here.

Step 3: Release Pressure
To avoid any built-up pressure, open a faucet or two to let the remaining water in the system drain out.

Step 4: Remove Old Cartridges
Depending on your filtration system, you may need to unscrew the filter housing using a wrench or by hand. Carefully remove the old cartridges from their housing. Be prepared for some water to spill out, so have towels or a bucket handy.

Step 5: Clean the Housing
Inspect the filter housing for any dirt or debris. Clean it thoroughly to ensure that no contaminants are left behind.

Step 6: Install New Cartridges
Insert the new filter cartridges into the housing, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure they are securely in place.

Step 7: Reassemble and Restore Water Supply
Carefully reassemble the filter housing, ensuring it is properly sealed. Tighten it with a wrench if required. Once everything is in place, turn the main water supply back on.

Step 8: Check for Leaks
Inspect the filter housing for any signs of leaks. If you notice any, tighten the housing further or check the gaskets for damage.

Step 9: Purge Air
Open a faucet and let the water run for a few minutes to purge any air from the system. This will ensure a consistent flow of clean water throughout your home.

Step 10: Mark the Date
Use your marker to note the date of cartridge replacement on your system or a calendar. This will help you keep track of when the next replacement is due.

Changing home water filter cartridges is a simple yet crucial maintenance task that ensures your water filtration system continues to provide clean and safe water to your entire home. By following these steps and maintaining a regular replacement schedule, you can enjoy the numerous benefits of filtered water, from improved water quality to better overall health. So, don’t forget to make this essential task a part of your home maintenance routine. Your family will thank you for it!