F.A.Q Sediment Filters


Frequently Asked Questions

Sediment filters

What micron filter do I need?

If you have a private water supply the most common sediment filter size is 25 micron but if you have slight sand getting through your 25 micron filter then we would suggest trying a 5 micron. You will however find you will need to change a 5 micron more then you would a 25 micron.

What do sediment filters catch?

Sediment filters can do many things, the first is to catch sediment down to a specified size such as 5 or 25 micron. They can also catch and treat bad odours and tastes.

How often do I need to change a string filter?

We have found the average change is every 6 months but with a newly drilled borehole or newly cleaned and restored well it could be a soon as 3 months and then as the bore or well settles down it will be every 6 months. We would never suggest leaving it longer then 6 months.

What if I do not change the filter for a long time?

If you do not change the filter and although it may look clean you will become clogged and then water flow and water pressure will drop, this in turn will make pumps etc to work harder to try and boost the water pressure and flow which can then cause damage to the pumps and equipment. Also other filters will have less flow and pressure which will stop them from filtering the water correctly.

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

As long as the actual cause is filtered before as an example iron in the water which is removed with an iron filter can sometimes leave a bad taste or horrid smell. This can then 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 bad odours and tastes.