Are you considering installing a water filter system in your home but don't know where to start? Installing a water filtration system can be a daunting task, but with the right guidance, it doesn't have to be. This article will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to install a water filtration system in your home. Before you begin, it's important to note that unless you chlorinate the well, the water will not contain any chlorine that needs to be removed. Additionally, it's best to choose a location close to where the main water line enters your home so that you can have filtered water at every outlet.
The first step is to start with a prefilter. Place a bucket under the faucet to collect water and use it for watering plants or washing dishes. This step only applies to a filtration system under the sink that comes with a specific faucet, such as a reverse osmosis system. Next, you'll need to install a shutoff valve on the tube that will make it easier to replace the filter cartridges.
To prevent leaks or flooding while installing the filter, turn off the cold water supply valve or shut-off valve to prevent water from flowing into the system. Your system under the sink should have come with a copper T-adapter to install the system in the water line. The new water filter faucet should be installed close to the existing faucet, but not as a replacement for it. If your water filtration system comes with an included faucet, you'll also need to drill a hole in the kitchen sink or use an existing hole in a soap dispenser. The next step is to decide where you should install your new whole-house water filter.
To change a filter in the filtration system located under the sink, unscrew the filter housing and slide out the old filter. If you see any leaks, disconnect the water supply and use more Teflon tape or re-tighten the connections by hand. The good news is that regardless of the model you choose, the fundamental process of installing a whole-house water filter system is always the same. With this guide, you can now confidently install your own water filtration system and enjoy clean and safe drinking water.