5 Ways to Care for Your Whole Home Water System - Wolverine Water Systems

5 Ways to Care for Your Whole Home Water System

When you invest in a whole-home water purification system, you expect it to last. At Wolverine Water, we get it. That’s why we build robust systems with durable metal components, not plastic. We are proud to serve our Michigan customers with units built right here in your state. 

Like all machines, our purification systems require routine maintenance to run smoothly. Changing filters, adding softening salt, and cleaning your unit can prolong the life of the purification system, keep your home’s water fresh and pure, and protect your investment. 

Here are 5 ways to keep your Wolverine Water system running smoothly.  

Change Your Filters

If your water purification system relies on filters, they’ll need to be changed on a regular basis to ensure that your system is running efficiently and that you can maximize its overall lifespan. In general, we recommend changing them out about every 6 months, though that timeline can vary based on usage.  

If you notice an altered color, bad taste, or smell, check the last time you changed the filter on your unit. If you’re overdue, change the filter and clean out any sediment or gunk that has built up on the unit. If you’ve changed your filter recently, you could be facing water contamination. Get a water test done right away to help identify the root cause of the issue. 

Monitor Your Salt Levels

Softening salt is an essential component for whole-home water purification systems. Adding salt to your system creates a brine (housed in the brine tank) that regenerates the resin beads, allowing the system to continue removing excess calcium and minerals from your water. The brine tank should be checked regularly (about once a month) and kept about half full. If you notice the brine running low, add more salt. 

Not all softening salts are created equal, so it’s important to use one of the higher-quality salts listed here. Allowing the system to run without an appropriate amount of salt or brine will decrease water quality noticeably and could cause unnecessary calcium buildup in pipes, plumbing, and fixtures. 

Clean Your Unit

It’s important to clean and sanitize your unit regularly. For more details on your specific system, consult the product’s maintenance guide. 

Whether you have a whole home system or an undersink drinking water system, it all starts with shutting off the water supply. With smaller under-sink systems, extra residue is most likely to show up around the filter and filter housing, so keep an eye out while you’re doing your regular maintenance and filter updates. Any extra sediment in the filter housing can be cleaned with simple soap and water treatment. For whole home water purification systems, you will need to purchase a specialized water softening cleaner and pour it into the brine well. Then, it’s as simple as closing up the system, resetting it and letting the cleaner get to work. 

If you don’t clean your unit regularly, it can lead to clogging and low water pressure, which will diminish the unit’s performance and impact your home’s water quality.

Our mission is to serve you

Our team works daily to help our customers enjoy clean, pure water throughout their homes. We guarantee the quality of our units and offer free maintenance for the entire first year after installation. We provide service on Wolverine Water systems and other companies’ units. If you are experiencing any issues with your whole-home water purification system, call us, and we can help you enjoy pure, clean water again.

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