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Pre-Filter Systems

Pre-Filter Systems

What is a pre-filter? A pre-filter, also known as a sediment filter, eliminates dirt, sand, rust, silt, and other large suspended particles and sediments from the water before it goes through the primary filtration system. It cleans the water and prepares it for further purification.

Pre-filters are disposable, affordable, and easy to use. It is installed at the point from where the water enters the home, also known as point-of-entry.

Why is it essential to add a pre-filter?

Let’s look at some points highlighting the importance of adding a pre-filter to the water filtration system:

Protect the primary filter from degradation

The filtration media in some systems are susceptible to damage due to impurities, like chlorine and bacteria. They hamper the system’s performance and shorten its life. 

A pre-filter removes such particles to enhance the function and durability of the water filtration systems. It allows the unit to concentrate on filtering the more minor elements.

Eliminate large sediment particles

A pre-filter gets rid of large sediments before they enter the home. If these suspended particles are not removed, they get trapped in the water filtration system and clog it. 

Reduce smell and color

Rust and silt particles add color and unpleasant odors to the water, making it unclean for home usage. Pre-filters decrease the presence of these harmful particles in the water, retaining their natural flavor.

Protect clothes from stains and coloring

Iron and other sediments present in the tap water leave rust stains on clothes. A pre-filter helps the clothes to retain their color and brightness.

Protect the appliances

Large sediments damage the plumbing and appliances when they enter the pipes. Pre-filters prevent appliances like washing machines, water heaters, bathtubs, and irrigation systems from clogs and corrosion. It increases their longevity and reduces maintenance bills. Pre-filters also improve the water pressure of faucets.

How often should you change a pre-filter?

Homeowners should change pre-filters as often as needed to ensure better water quality. The frequency depends on the consumption, water quality, and sediment level. As a rule of thumb, domestic pre-filters require replacement every 2-3 months. However, if the incoming water is too muddy or has large volumes of heavy sediments, consider changing it every month. To be sure, take out the candle, and replace it if it has turned black or dark brown. 

Pre-filters perform a crucial step in the water filtration system by eliminating sediments. It is a cost-effective and reliable solution to add more years to the primary filter and protect the plumbing from clogs. Contact us to know more about pre-filters or add a pre-filter to the water filtration system.