If your filter doesn’t seem to be working as well as it should, then it could have a faulty component. Look out for signs that your unit needs to be replaced, The Spruce says.
However, if you only need a new cartridge filter housing to save your filtration system, then it makes sense to check those options out to get your filter system back up and running. Here are a few tips to help you.
Read the manual
If you’re going to install a new cartridge filter housing, check the manual. Make sure you follow the instructions laid out, chapter and verse. Be careful about making any mistakes, which could damage your unit and compromise its performance for years.
Check for caps
Before you put in your new filters, check for protective caps. You need to remove these from your new filter before you put them in place. Failure to remove the caps can lead to a lot of system problems. Best to avoid all that by getting a new housing.
Flush the filter
A lot of unit owners often forget this step. But flushing your filter makes it possible for the water to run through the filter several times before the water can be used for consumption.
Are there leaks?
Leaks can mean future problems. Remove the filter and refit it into place with a sharp twist. That should lock it into place. Securely fastened, it’s effective in preventing leaks.
Have it installed
If you’re afraid of making a mistake—which is understandable—or you don’t have the time or expertise to install the filter housing, then get pros to do this for you. With their help, you won’t need to worry about installation missteps. If you think your help will do more harm than good, then get a pro.