At Wolverine Water, we pride ourselves on creating quality whole home water treatment systems, made of durable metal materials — never plastic. But over time, all machines begin to slow down and show signs of wear and tear. Wolverine Water guarantees our units and offers free maintenance for the entire first-year after installation. It’s still important to monitor the health of your whole home water purification system to protect your investment and keep your home’s water fresh. Whether you have a Wolverine Water system in your home or a unit from a different company, our water treatment experts are here to help you keep pure water running smoothly through your home.
Here are 5 signs it’s time to call in a Wolverine Water specialist.
This one may seem obvious, but many units have indicators lights that alert you when it’s time for routine maintenance, cleaning or a filter change. We know many units are tucked away out of sight next to your water main, but make sure you’re looking at your unit every so often to keep an eye out for these warning lights. This can help you act early and avoid the more unpleasant consequences of a broken unit.
In addition to watching for indicator lights, checking in on your machine every so often will also help you hear any strange noises coming from your water treatment system. If there is a clog in the sytem or an issue with any of the components, the unit will likely create extra noises from the area of breakdown or from some other part in the unit that’s trying to compensate.
In addition, under-sink reverse osmosis systems can often create a high pitched or motor-like sound from the unit or faucet when water is running. This can be due to a number of factors and should be investigated by a water treatment expert.
Whole home water filters are designed to remove the minerals that cause hard water, meaning you’ll see a visible decrease in mineral buildup along your faucets, fixtures and pipes. If your system was recently installed, there may be some mineral build-up from before installation. But if you’ve previously enjoyed sparkling faucets and fixtures and you notice new hard water buildup and spots, it’s a sign of an issue with your unit. Call your Wolverine Water expert to have your filter replaced or to see if there is a more serious problem.
Decrease in water pressure
Not only is low water pressure annoying for homeowners, it can also be a sign of clogs or mineral buildup somewhere in your system. Oftentimes, this is a common part of the life cycle of a water filter. As it removes sediment from your source water, the filter can become saturated and then eventually need to be replaced. This routine maintenance can be done by yourself or by calling a Wolverine Water expert.
But if your water filter is relatively new and you’re still noticing an unsatisfactory decrease in water pressure, it could be a sign that there’s a breakdown somewhere in the filtration process that’s allowing excess sediment and minerals through. A Wolverine Water expert will be able to flush your system and help you identify and mitigate the problem.
Bad taste, smell or color
If you have a whole home water system and you notice anything BUT pure, clean water flowing from your taps, it’s time to call in an expert. An altered color, bad taste or smell can be as simple as a saturated filter or as serious as water contamination. A Wolverine Water expert will be able to run a water test and help you diagnose the issue right away.
The only exception to this is if you only notice an off-putting smell around a specific faucet. From time to time, food scraps and other organic matter can build up in the upper part of your drain. As bacteria grows on that organic matter, it can produce an off-putting smell. Check out these tips to find out what to do.
Work with the experts
Our water experts are truly specialists in the field of water purification. We provide service on Wolverine Water systems as well as other companies’ units. If you are experiencing any issues with your whole home water purification system, give us a call and we can help you get back to enjoying pure, clean water in your home.