Essential Steps to Maintaining Your Home Water Filter

When it comes to providing clean, safe and healthy water to your family, a whole house water filter is a preferable and ideal choice.

Water filtration system has become an inevitable part of our daily lives, which provides us with easy and quick access to clean and great tasting drinking water. While most people have whole house water filters installed in their home, not all of them are able to keep up with a regular maintenance routine, which is necessary for your filtration system to operate efficiently in the long run.

Many water filter owners find it difficult to maintain their complicated filtration systems which is why we have pulled together the basic guidelines to keep you home water filter in good working condition:



Often, debris and dust present in tap water accumulate in the filters and obstruct its function. A good cleaning on a regular basis will make sure your system is operating smoothly. Follow guidelines included in the manufacturer’s manual to clean your water filter appropriately.


Irrespective of the type of system you own, it is important to regularly monitor your filter for potential problems and optimal drinking water quality. However, different kinds of systems have different means to monitor them for problems or replacement. Some units have a display that shows its status while others may display a simple read-out that changes colour to indicate a problem in the system.



Sometimes, even with regular cleaning and positive monitoring you system may not operate properly. When it is difficult to tell if something’s wrong with your system and DIY testing doesn’t help, it is advisable to call a professional to check your system.


There may come a time when basic cleaning, component replacements and repairs just don’t work to restore your system’s lost function and the system replacement is the only solution possible. To ensure an optimal replacement for your filter system, talk to a professional to find a suitable solution.

Final Word


No matter how advanced or expensive your filter system is, regular upkeep is paramount to ensure seamless function of your system. By adhering to a regular filter maintenance routine, not only will you keep your system in tip-top shape, but you will also extend the lifespan of your system while providing your family with safe and healthy drinking water.

Our Thoughts on Fluoride – Filters Systems Australia

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

Fluoride is a hot topic all across Australia and the entire world. Unfortunately, whether or not you agree or disagree with the Fluoridation of Drinking Water, it is there!
Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration is the safest and most effective solution to remove Fluoride from your drinking water.

Fluoride is a proven neurotoxin shown in countless credible studies in the US. The claimed dental health benefits are irrelevant compared to the known and proven correlation between fluoridated water and Chronic Disease.

Reverse Osmosis water filtration is able to remove Fluoride from the water as it is a Mineral Salt. Mineral salts will pass straight through standard filtration however the 0.0001Micron RO membranes are able to remove Fluoride along with other impurities in the water.

The Misconception of “Re-Mineralising & Alkalising”

Reverse Osmosis water filtration comes with an ongoing debate in regards to the statements “RO water is too pure” and “RO removes minerals that are beneficial and essential for health”
Both of these statements are deceptive and to the everyday person sounds like fact, but please let us explain both of these statements.
The misconception being water that is “Too Pure” is all to do with the pH of the water (although the “experts” will state things much more dramatically). Water that is “too pure” simply is water that contains little to no minerals and impurities. However, this can leave the water acidic which is not ideal for drinking. The solution, use an alkalising or pH neutralising filter.
This is where the word “valuable minerals” has crept into the selling of Reverse Osmosis filtration by sellers that are not equipped with the appropriate knowledge.
In fact, minerals are only valuable when they are IN our bodies, and the way they get there is through organic food intake – not inorganically. Water Filtration uses Inorganic methods, so any mention of “re-mineralizing” the water through water filtration is simply not a process that is benefiting our bodies at all. More of which will be explained later.

A study in the US (which cost manufacturers many millions of dollars) showed a massive increase in total dissolved solids (TDS) in patients’ urine, when drinking water with a pH of below 7 (i.e. acidic water).

The two main culprits for water having a pH of lower than 7 are:

  1. Reverse Osmosis
  2. Water Distillers for drinking water

Other substances causing a low pH are soft drinks and alcohol.

Once minerals are extracted from water, the chemistry of water adjusts violently to become acidic. This happens because the buffers in the water that generally act to prevent this adjustment have been removed.

An interesting fact is that rain water that is near pure is also very acidic until it reaches the ground – once it reaches the ground it begins to dissolve minerals from the earth, this in turn balances the pH (the chemistry of the water).
Many very clean catchments such as roof tops and clean gutters, first flush diverters and poly tanks are extremely good at keeping water clean – however a trade-off for this is that the water could and most often does remain acidic.
If you have a dirty roof or a contaminated tank, the pH will rise and no longer be aggressive (acidic) but at a price – such as through other peripheral problems like fermentation of organics etc.

Reverse OsmosisBack onto the topic at hand, it’s important that we make a stand and explain that there are no such thing as valuable minerals in drinking water unless they are organic, and organic materials are generally not used for correcting low pH water.
Almost all (barring a couple of exotic and expensive alternatives) pH Neutralizing cartridges are made from inorganic material like rock (commonly known as mineral stones).

These inorganic materials release either calcium or magnesium into the water, however these types of minerals are inorganic, not organic – so it’s difficult for the body to absorb them or make any use of them at all.

So, in a nut shell, the words ‘valuable minerals’ is not relevant to post RO pH correction.

Filter Systems Australia does not deal in myths and magic. There are people selling all sorts of “living water products”, with all sorts of mythical results, but consider this:

The body needs hydration plain and simple. Now that is pure logic – not sales talk.

The best form of hydration is clean, chemical free and impurity free H2O. Exactly as nature intended.

However, a down side to producing this sort of water is that stripping the water as we do, causes the water to become acidic again (back to its rain water condition). So, what’s needed at this point is a trade-off…

To produce non-acidic water we need to add back some mineral, this is where the misconception arises. These are non-organic minerals >>> therefore not valuable to your bodies health, but valuable in the fact that it’s achieving a balanced pH – which is vital to your health.
With all of this said, we have once again taken things a step further by producing a system that ticks all the health boxes. You get High Alkaline Water, Hydrogen Rich Water, Chemical and Toxin Free, Fluoride Free, Great tasting water.

Wait! Are you still drinking that tap water?

water filter

We reply on a variety of sources for drinking water and tap water is probably the most common of them, specifically in large urban areas.

While Australian water authorities insist on supply of water that doesn’t contain harmful concentrations of bacteria, chemicals and pathogenic microorganisms, residential water distribution systems are found loaded with chlorine, fluoride, disinfectants and other toxins that affect that not just affect the taste and colour of water but pose significant health risks.

What’s in your tap water?

Tap water quality has always been a matter of concern and debate. It contains considerable amounts of pollutants and contaminants that when consumed at certain levels can put your health at risk.

Here’s a glance at some of these harmful chemicals found in drinking water.

Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs)

VOCs are organic chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, nitrogen, carbon, chlorine and more found in ground water, some of which are linked with problems in reproductive systems, liver and kidney besides irritation in eye and nose and headaches.

Chemical components

There are naturally-occurring or man-made elements and compounds such as metals, bleach, nitrogen and bacteria in water that happen to interfere with the hormones of human body and possibly cause life threatening medical conditions like cancer.


Decisively added to the drinking water, fluoride is one of the most contentious contaminants in water. Though studies have lead us to believe there are oral health benefits and reduced dental cavities from fluoridated water, the element poses alarming health risks like thyroid and other disorders when taken internally.

Physical contaminants

Besides chemical constituents, there are physical components in drinking water that primarily affect the physical appearance and properties of water.  Examples include sand, gravel, sediments and other organic materials.

How does a water filter help?

Contrary to common belief, a water filter system can do much more than filtering out contaminates.

Listed below are some benefits of water filters in addition to filtration:

  • Improves smell and taste of water by eliminating chlorine and bacterial contaminants.
  • Filtered water costs much less than bottled water, and will prevent plastic waste and pollution through littering.
  • Water filters can remove harmful contaminants such as chloramines, which is becoming more prevalent in today’s town water supplies.
  • Certain filtration systems remove lead and chlorine from drinking water, reducing the risks of rectal cancer and many other fatal medical conditions.
  • Filtered water largely contributes to good overall health.


Why choose a professional service?

While there are countless choices for home water filtration systems, buying the cheapest system is not always the best decision.

Choosing the best water filter that suits your needs is something you should consult with a professional water filtration company. This ensures that you are not only getting the most for your money, but also getting the water filtration solution that you and your family need.

Therefore, even if you might save a few dollars by purchasing a cheap water filter off the internet, you are much better off seeking the advice first from a professional home water filter service provider for the process.