It’s so easy to forget to replace in-line water filters! Inline water filters can be attached to your water supply. These water filters help remove contaminants from your drinking water, so it can be important to maintain routine maintenance and replace the filters.
This is a Safety Task!
It’s important to ensure that your water filters are clean and working because you don’t want contaminants infecting your household. If you don’t change your filters regularly, there is no point in having a water filter because your water will still become contaminated.
This is a Preventative Maintenance Task!
Your spigot aerators and shower heads can deteriorate and clog up over time due to sediment buildup. Also, your water will flow better once they are cleaned, preventing pressure build-up that can damage valves. Damaged valves can burst and cause water damage to drywall and wood areas.
This is an Energy Efficiency Task!
If sediment gets into valves or toilet tank valves, it can prevent the valves from sealing or shutting properly, resulting in wasteful water leakage and higher water and sewer fees.
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, Handyman, or Plumber
Replace In-line Water Filters | Task Steps
Step 1 – Inspect & Replace Filters
- Always reference the owner’s manual for your specific device before doing any maintenance to ensure you’re following exactly what they recommend
- To change your water filter, you will need to turn off your water supply and unscrew the housing from the cap
- Now remove and discard the dirty filter and replace it with a new filter. Make sure you put the filter in correct side up
- Finally, screw the housing back onto the cap. then turn the water supply back on
- If you’re dealing with pesky clogged drains, follow these steps. First, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the clogged drain
- Second, pour 2 cups of boiling water down the drain and wait a few minutes
- Third, plug the drain, add 1 cup of baking soda plus 1 cup of the white vinegar, and let sit. There will be a chemical reaction in your drain, and it should start bubbling up
- Finally, after you can see the bubbling die down, pour your final cup of boiling water down the drain. This step is an eco-friendly alternative to using drain cleaner, and if you have a septic tank it will not damage the bacteria that helps your septic field operate properly
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