How to Install a Whole House Water Filter

Whole House Water Systems
When it comes to filtering the water that enters your household, you want to be sure that it is safe for you and your family to use. One way to guarantee this is to be sure that your whole house water filter is installed properly. It can seem daunting to take on this task alone and many people wonder if it is better to call a professional. However, installing a whole house water filter is much easier than you may think. Below, we have provided simple steps to installing a whole house water filter. Keep reading to find out more!

Before You Begin

Before you start installing your  whole house water filter, it is important to do a few things to prepare. The first thing you should do in preparation for this task is to turn off the main water supply to your home, as well as drain the system. It is also important to mark the spot where you plan to put the filter. This location should be easily accessible as you will need to reach it from time to time to change the filters. These pre-steps will ensure that you install the whole house water filter in the correct area and also prevent any unnecessary water spillage or leaks.

Steps to Install Whole House Water Filter

Once you have turned off the main water supply, drained the system, and marked the spot that you will install the whole house water filter, you can begin the installation process. Follow the steps below to make sure that the installation of your whole house filter is a success!

  1. Cut the pipe. Using a pipe cutter, make two cuts and remove the previously marked section where the whole house water filter will go. Be sure to have a bucket close by to catch any left-over water.
  2. Install fittings. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to correctly install the compression nut and plastic or brass fittings.
  3. Position Whole House Water Filter. To make sure the whole house water filter functions properly, be sure to install it so that the water enters through the “in” port and exist through the “out” port.
  4. Check for Leaks. Turn off the filter’s inlet valve and turn the main water supply back on to check for leaks. If there are no leaks, turn the inlet valve back on to complete the installation process.

While these steps are straightforward, some people may find it easier to call a professional to install their whole house water filter. If you are uncomfortable with DIY projects, don’t hesitate to consult a plumber to help you with this installation. If you have any questions about how to install a whole house water filter, please feel free to contact us!