Buying the right water filter for your home is essential. That is because you and the members of your household use the water to clean, cook and sometimes drink. If the water is not clean, it can make you sick. A good choice is the Everpure Water filter. This water filter is easy to connect and produces water you can trust in your kitchen sink. You can also use it for other places including, ice machines.
That said, before you buy and install it, you should ensure you know the installation process, how to identify and solve potential issues and how this excellent filter works. Here is a guide on installation and handling problems when using the Everpure Water Filter.
How it works
Everpure water filters are designed to remove various substances from your water. These include chemical substances, chlorine taste, odor, mold, and limescale. The filtration system combines carbon and sediment filtration into one cartridge. However, Everpure cartridges have a much larger filtration surface area than other systems of the same size available in the market today.
Filtration begins when untreated water flows into the Everpure cartridge through the tubing and into the filtration chamber. The water passes through the filtration layer, which removes sediments, harmful cysts, odor, chlorine, and other elements to produce safe, great-tasting water for your consumption.
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How to install an Everpure water filter
As mentioned above, the Everpure water filter is easy to connect in your home. To install it in your home, you will need a screwdriver, standard wrench, utility knife, and tape measure. Follow these easy steps to install an Everpure water filter.
- Choose a position to mount your water filter under your sink and allow about 22″ clearance. You should install the system vertically with the cartridge hanging downwards.
- The first thing you need to do is add the output and input fittings using Teflon tape. You can differentiate the output and input fittings by looking for a black band on the output fitting then mount the filter head.
- Close the shut-off line, hook up the faucet supply line then add your Everpure filter valve adapter. Everpure filters have flexible tubing you can use to connect the filter head. Measure the tubing to the correct length and cut it at a 90° angle. Insert the tube into the fittings.
- To connect the output line, combine the faucet connector fittings with the faucet thread and put them in your water tube.
- Lift the shut-off valve on your filter head, connect the cartridge and turn it a quarter to the right. Open the input line and the angle stop valves, then check for leaks. If there are no leaks on the fittings, open the filter head valve.
- Open the tap and allow water to flow for up to three minutes. You can now drink your clean and safe water.
How do you flush an Everpure water filter?
It is essential to flush your Everpure water filter before you drink the water. It helps remove air and carbon fines on your new cartridge. To flush an Everpure water filter, turn on the faucet and allow water to run through it for three minutes. That will activate the cartridge and purge air.
For the first few days, filtered water may seem cloudy due to the air in the cartridge. The water is still safe for your consumption as the air does not interfere with the system’s performance.
How often should I change my Everpure filter?
For the Everpure water filter to work correctly, you need to replace the filter regularly. The frequency with which you should replace the water filter is dependent on how much water you use and its quality. If there is a lot of sediment in the water in your area, you may need to replace your cartridge more often. Ensure that you buy a new water filter when you notice reduced performance, such as lower pressure, flow rate, or a change in taste.
- When used in foodservice establishments, Everpure water filters should be replaced every six months, when the pressure gauge needle hits the red zone or when you hit the stated gallon rating.
- When using an Everpure filter in your home, replace it once annually or when there is a decrease in flow rate. Your filter has a time strip monitor that will remind you to order a new one after 11 months.
How do I know my Everpure water filter is bad?
It is essential to keep a close eye on your Everpure water filter if you use a lot of water. That will ensure you can tell when the filter stops working accurately and needs replacement. If you notice any of the following issues, you need to replace your Everpure water filter.
- If you notice a decrease in water pressure, your Everpure water filter is not working correctly. It may be clogged with sediments and needs replacement. That said, make sure that you check for leaks if you notice a decrease in water pressure, especially when your water filter is new. Check the time strip filter monitor to ensure that you have not been using the filter for too long. As mentioned above, you need to replace your filter cartridge periodically to get high-quality water.
- When you notice a change in the taste of your water, your water filter is not working correctly. These problems are gradual so make sure that you act immediately you notice variations. If the water has a bad odor, there is a problem with your filter, and you need to replace it.
- Another sign of trouble is particles in your filtered water. These particles could be sediments and are a sign that your water filter is not working.
- Does your water feel slippery when you touch it? That is a sign that your water filter is not working correctly and you need to buy another one. Drinking the water could make you and the members of your household sick.
- A household that uses a lot of water needs to replace the water filter more often. If you have used many gallons of water since you installed the Everpure water filter, that may affect its performance.
How to bypass an Everpure water filter
To bypass an Everpure water filter, you need to install a bypass plug. These will make it possible for you to bypass the water filter when you need to. Bypass plugs are installed in the same way you install push-in/pullout filters. You can install one using the following steps.
- Remove the filter and then press in the bypass plug.
- Turn the bypass plug clockwise by a ¼ turn and release.
- Make sure that you do not remove it unless you are replacing the water filter.
Why is my Everpure water filter leaking
The most common cause of a leak in Everpure water filters is poor installation. If you notice that your filter is leaking, consider reinstalling it correctly or having a professional install it for you. It is essential to consider the cause of the leak before trying to fix the problem. Here are other reasons your filter may leak.
- If the filter is not tight enough, it may leak. Consider disconnecting and reconnecting the filter and then flushing it.
- Hot water could damage your Everpure water filter cartridge resulting in leaks. Ensure that you do not run hot water through your water filter.
- The shut-off lever not closing accurately can also cause leaks in your water filter system. Remove the water filter and reinstall, making sure that the shut-off lever turns correctly.
- O-ring problems can also cause leaks in your water filter system. Avoid using Teflon tape to deal with this type of leak as it does not stop the leaks and could result in black mold. Contact Everpure or your supplier, and they will send you another O-ring cartridge in the mail.
Why is my Everpure water filter so slow
It can be frustrating when your water filter is slow. A slow water filter could be due to bubbles in a new cartridge or clogging due to sediment build-up after using it for a long time. It is advisable to flush a water filter when you install it. It is advisable to replace your water filter when it has served your household for more than 12 months or the indicated number of gallons. If your new water filter is slow, you can do the following to rectify that problem.
- Hold it in a bowl or basin of water until the bubbles stop coming, and it will work quickly after that.
- You can also bang it lightly against your sink, but you should be careful so that you do not damage it.
- If you have been using the cartridge for more than a year, it may be slow due to sediment build-up, so you should order a new cartridge and replace it.
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Why does my filtered water smell bad
If you notice that the water has a bad smell, it could signal that your filter cartridge is exhausted and requires replacement. Bear in mind that if you do not replace the filter, the water quality will become worse. An unpleasant odor in your water could also be a sign that your storage tank needs disinfection.