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Water Filters – Frequently Asked Questions?

Since 2001 Celtic Water Solutions has installed an maintained water treatment systems and filters for a wide range of customers. We have written this frequently asked questions blog post to aide you with your water filter questions. While this may be of benefit and answer some of the most common questions posed to us over the years, if you do not find an answer here we would encourage you to contact us  with your questions so as we can provide you with a fully comprehensive answer.

How often should I replace my water filter?

One of the most common questions we hear in the office of Celtic Water Solutions is in relation to how often a water filter cartridges should be changed, whether it be a standard sediment or carbon filter, or reverse osmosis membrane, every customer has two key priorities in mind, How long will I have dependably clean, great tasting water, and how can I be certain that my filter is still removing the impurities that can impact on the flavour of my water and the health of my family? To ensure the filter continues to reduce contaminants, we recommend it be replaced every twelve months.

Clean Pure Drinking WaterWhat if I do not change my filter every twelve months?

If you do not change the filter, while it may look clean it will become clogged, causing the water flow and the water pressure to drop, this in turn will make pumps work harder to try and boost the water pressure and flow which can then cause damage to the pumps and equipment. Also as a result of less flow and pressure the filter will no longer continue to filter the water correctly.

What is a Micron Rating?

The average size of the openings between pieces of the filter media are represented in microns. For example, a 20 micron filter has larger openings than a 5-micron filter, as a result the 20-micron filter will allow larger particles to pass through the filter than the 5-micron media would. A general rule of thumb is the smaller the micron rating, the better.

How can I filter bad smells or taste from my water?

As long as the actual cause is filtered before, as an example iron the water, which is removed with an iron filter can sometimes leave a bad taste or unpleasant smell. This can be removed using a carbon filter which is the same size as a sediment filter but instead of catching sediment it will treat the water and the carbon reacts with the foul odours and tastes.

How can I remove chemicals from the water?

Chemicals can come in all shapes and sizes, salts to nitrates. They can be removed using numerous types of filters but the most common is a reverse osmosis filter.


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“Follow Your Nose – Trust Your Tongue”

There are many things that can give drinking water a bad taste and a foul odour. Reasons could include chemicals used to treat your drinking water, environmental contaminants or even concentrations of metal that have been cast off in old plumbing pipes.
Below you will find a list of the most common smells, possible causes and recommendations.

A rotten-egg smell or taste suggests the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Sulfates may also cause the water to taste salty. While water contaminated with hydrogen sulfide does not necessarily pose a health risk, it is unpleasant to the consumer. The source of the rotten egg smell can possibly be linked to bacteria growth found in drains, water heaters, wells or even on the inside of the pipes themselves. Celtic Water Solutions would recommend the installation of an Ozone Pumping Station

Have you noticed a musty, earthy smell from your water? This may be due to dissolved solids. Such aromas and tastes may be caused by a high level of naturally occurring organic matter in the raw water. To rectify this we would recommend the installation of two units a  Colour & Turbidity Unit  together with a Reverse Osmosis Unit

Then there’s the smell and taste of chlorine. Chlorine is used to maintain hygienic conditions within the public water supply network of pipes in Ireland. It’s there to make water safer to drink and originates during the normal chlorination treatment process. However, the smell and taste of chlorine while it causes no harm to one’s health is is unpleasant. To enjoy the taste of your water we would recommend the installation of a Reverse Osmosis drinking unit.

If your water smells and tastes metallic this may be a sign of mercury, lead, copper, arsenic, or iron in the water. Manganese and zinc may also cause a metallic smell or taste. These chemicals may come from the pipes themselves. The installation of an Iron & Manganese Filter would remove the metallic elements in the water.

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