Water Filter Installation

Water Filter Installation

Installing a water filter system often requires complex dealing into the home’s plumbing system. Also, some filtering systems require a drain that typically ties into the drainage system. Hire a licensed plumber to avoid problems, such as contamination, leaks, water damage, and lack of supply of water for an extended period.

For this reason, It is safe to hire a professional plumber to avoid these inconveniences. Our licensed plumbers at Hamilton plumbing have the right tools and expertise to do the job correctly. That way, you can be sure to have your filtering system up and running in no time and have the peace of mind that it will work as expected.

Types of Water Filters

Numerous technologies are often used in the house for water filtering. Depending on your specific need, the appropriate one may differ. Let’s examine the science underlying the most widely used filtration systems.

This is the industry standard for whole-house water filtration systems. These devices work by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane using air pressure. When properly installed, these systems can filter a significant volume of water and remove practically all impurities. Reverse osmosis systems are intended to be used with a whole-house water filter. These are installed in a central area and give filtered water to the whole dwelling.

These systems are usually referred to as water softeners or exchanges systems. They’re built as whole-house systems, so all the water in your home will enjoy the advantages of adopting one of these systems. The system works like a magnet; it generates anions (positively charged ions) and attracts negatively charged ions, which are found in earth metals such as Barium, Calcium, and Minerals – that are culprits of unwanted taste in your water. 
Activated Carbon Filtration systems are affordable and straightforward to set up and maintain. Carbon filter eliminates the pollutants, parasites, and heavy metals from the water by simply attaching it before each faucet. However, since it is a point-of-use device, it must be changed regularly, and only the faucet where it has been installed can this filter work its wonders.

Preparing for Water Filter Installation

If you’ve decided to install a water filter in your home, the following advice will help you get started:

Step1. According to the water filter's specifications

Fittings and space requirements for various water filtering systems vary widely. Before investing in a whole-house filtration system, make sure to verify the system’s specifications thoroughly. Installing the water filter before the water heater is advised, since a whole-house water filtration system works best with cold, rather than hot, water. Seek a professional for advice if you’re unsure about what to do.

Step2. Check your water pressure

A whole house water filter is built to operate within a specific range of water pressures, and if it is too high, you can damage the system. Check your water pressure before installing the system to ensure that your whole house water filter stays in good working order. In case it exceeds the recommended pressure, ask your plumber to install a special valve on your main water supply pipe to reduce the water pressure.

Step3. Consider using a pre-filter
As a sediment filter, it keeps dirt and other particles in the water supply from blocking your water filter and causing it to get clogged as a result. This investment may help you get the most out of your whole-house water filtration system by extending its lifespan

How do our plumbers install Water Filters?

Water damage may occur as a consequence of leaks or floods caused by systems that have been improperly installed. Proper installation of the system requires technical know-how and the right hand and power tools to handle a variety of plumbing services. By hiring a plumber, you can save yourself from the cumbersome process of installing a water filter:

1. Selecting the location
The pre-installation process includes selecting the right water filter for your home and ensuring that the location of your unit is in an appropriate area. An easy rule of thumb in choosing the unit’s site is to be installed as near to the main water line as possible, after any pressure reduction valve, but before any T- or split connections. It is common to find the main water line in the basement, crawl area, or garage. A well house, laundry area, hot water closet, or even beneath the stairwell may be a potential hiding place for it
2. Setting up the system
All fittings and tools are ensured to match the manufacturer’s specifications. From the unit to electricity lines, they will also do the necessary setup, markings, removal of the section of the main incoming water line near where the system is to be installed, and a few other requirements for the installation process- all guided with local plumbing and building codes
3. Mounting of the filter
Using the provided mounting bracket and bolts, the plumber firmly installs the entire house filter. They will also make any required changes to the pipe lengths, properly align the shutoff valve with the pipes and outlets, and fasten the connection between the shutoff valve and the main water line. They’ll also hook a ground jumper cable if needed before the final check.
4. Final check
Immediately after the unit has been fitted, the plumber will thoroughly flush it with cold water until it flows clear and all air has been pulled out of the system. The water may appear “hazy” for the first few days after the installation as tiny air bubbles are ejected from the carbon. This is a common sight, and usually, this fog will clear out on its own in a few days.
While installing a new water filter is not rocket science, there’s also a greater risk of you ending up with a leak or significant damage. On the other hand, hiring professional plumbers with years of experience and licenses will ensure you a successful long-term water filtration system. Plumbing Hamilton has professional plumbers specializing in recommending and installing water filters equipped with power tools to handle the job.

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