To filter or not to filter… that is the question. In fact, it’s the most common question people ask when considering whether to install a water filter as part of their reno or build. If your aim is to improve your water quality and minimise the need to purchase bottled water (and whose isn’t!), then the answer is unequivocally yes!
“Filtered water tastes great, but whole-house filters are becoming more popular. They can make your towels fluffier, sheets softer, and your shower and bath water much less drying on your skin. It shouldn’t just be your tastebuds that benefit from your water filter!”
|[green-block-author]||Linda Lonsdale | Tradelink Tweed Heads|
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Everyone likes an added extra, but not necessarily in their water. So, if you’re weighing up the benefits of removing heavy metals from yours, or floating the idea of going chlorine free, then talk to your local Tradelink showroom consultant about our kitchen tap water filter range.
As locals, they’ll know the potential contaminants you’re filtering for, and will help you to narrow your options.
Is it the kitchen tap you want to filter? Or do you want filtered water in your laundry and bathrooms too, and possibly even your fridge?
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While the water quality in this lucky land down under is generally very high, more of us are seeking to filter out the additives and contaminates that are finding their way into our water supply. Others are just wanting water that tastes better and is better for us – and for some, it is the luxury of sparkling water on tap that appeals.
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What contaminants can I filter?
Filters in our range filter contaminants including chlorine, chemicals and sediment from your water.
Why should I change my filter regularly?
Many filters have pores or media which trap the bacteria and sediments you’re filtering for. As your filter ages, it ‘fills’ with these contaminants leaving your water struggling to get through and contaminants not being effectively captured.
How often will I need to change my filter?
It depends on the water filter you’ve chosen, what you’re filtering for and the volume of water you use. For some people, it will be once a month. For most, it will be every 6 to 12 months or when taste or odour returns.
Rainwater is pure. Why does it need to be filtered?
As rain falls, it picks up dust particles from the air, and sometimes other pollutants. After it has fallen, it picks up further contaminants from the roofs and gutters it flows over before reaching your rainwater tank. A water filter removes these contaminants and turns it into safe drinking water.
Can I install a water filter myself?
While we’re not doubting that your talents are many and varied, your water filter should only be installed by a licenced plumber, otherwise you risk voiding your warranty.
Can it be retrofitted?
Yes. Probably. That’s what our under-bench mount filter-only system is designed for. But it does still depend. There’s a chance you might need to rejig your tapware. Talk to one of our showroom consultants about your options and seek the advice of a licenced plumber.