Changing filters is the bread and butter of our maintenance work and while it may not be the most exciting thing we do, over the decades we’ve been doing it, we’ve come to appreciate it is one of the most important pieces of the home pressure system puzzle.
What many people don’t realise is that if you don’t change your filter regularly your pump could fail.
It sounds a bit drastic, but we’ve experienced it time and time again. If a filter cartridge has been left well past its recommended lifespan and has become clogged up, not only will it reduce your home water pressure significantly but it puts excess strain on the pump, which is working overtime to try and move the water through an obstructed filter. When the pump is put under this type of pressure for an extended period of time, eventually it will stop working.
Filter changes are a quick and inexpensive component of our regular maintenance routine, so if you’re not already – just do it!