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Your Guide to Water Filtration System Woes: 5 Common Hiccups and How to Beat Them!

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Hey there, fellow water aficionado! We get it – ensuring your home's water is top-notch is vital, especially in places like sunny Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley where hard water reigns supreme. But hey, even the best water filtration systems can hit a snag now and then. Don't fret, though – we're here to guide you through the most common bumps in the water filtration road and help you get back to sipping that pristine H2O in no time!

Since 1953 our team at Valley Plumbing has worked on thousands of water filtrations systems and have been able to help customers just like you. We will help you start identifying the most common problems with your water filtration systems. Although spotting and addressing some of the issues that come up with filtration may seem like a daunting task, you can do it.

As you reach the end of this article, you'll find yourself ready to confront any issues with water filtration systems with confidence, perhaps even sharing a chuckle at how prepared you've become!


Certain water filtration systems are designed to enhance water quality by removing contaminants, making it suitable for various household purposes. In addition to these systems, options like whole-house water softeners or whole-house carbon filters serve to safeguard not only your home but also your plumbing fixtures from the adverse effects of hard water, a prevalent issue, especially in locales like Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley.

Just like any other component in your household, water filtration systems are prone to encountering problems. Neglecting these issues can lead to minor concerns snowballing into larger issues, ultimately compromising the quality of your water.

The primary culprit behind most water filtration system issues is often the cartridges or filters. These essential components require regular replacement to ensure the ongoing cleanliness of your water. Failure to swap out cartridges on schedule can result in clogging or saturation, rendering them ineffective in their filtration duties.

While cartridges and filters are frequently at the heart of water filtration system troubles, other common issues can arise. Some of the most common problems with water filtration systems are:

  • Dirty Filter
  • Mold
  • Clogs
  • Water Quality Change
  • Drainage Issues

Dirty Filter Dilemma:

Ever noticed your water tastes a bit off? It could be due to a pesky dirty filter. These little guys can get clogged with all sorts of gunk, compromising your water quality.

Solution: Fear not! Depending on your system, you might be able to give that filter a good cleaning or swap it out for a fresh one. If you're unsure, our trusty certified technicians are just a call away to lend a helping hand.

Mold Mayhem:

Ah, the perfect breeding ground for mold – warm, moist filters! Neglecting filter maintenance can lead to a moldy situation that's less than ideal for your health.

Solution: Kick mold to the curb by promptly replacing any contaminated filters. Don't risk it – exposure to mold can lead to a host of health issues. Stick to your maintenance schedule like clockwork to keep mold at bay.

Clogs: The Water Flow Roadblock:

Ever felt like your water pressure's taken a nosedive? Those clogs might be to blame, causing a ripple effect throughout your plumbing system.

Solution: Stay on top of filter changes to prevent clogs from wreaking havoc. If you notice a significant drop in water pressure, it's time to swap out that filter. Don't wait – burst pipes aren't exactly fun! And if DIY isn't your thing, our pros are ready to step in and save the day.

Water Quality Whirlwind:

Cloudy water? Weird taste or smell? Your filtration system might be struggling to keep up with the changing tides of water quality.

Solution: If your water's doing a funky dance, it's time to call in the experts. Our certified technicians can  diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action, whether it's a filter replacement or an upgrade to tackle the problem head-on.

Drainage Dilemmas:

Reverse osmosis systems acting up? A dip in water pressure could mean drainage woes are afoot.

Solution: Don't let drainage dramas rain on your parade! Our team can swoop in to assess the situation and get your water flowing smoothly again. Whether it's a pressure pump, repair, or a shiny new system, we've got you covered.


Water filtration systems play a crucial role in ensuring the purity of the water entering your home. However, like any other device, they are susceptible to encountering issues. Whether it's a dirty filter, mold growth, or changes in water quality, these common problems can occur, but fear not – they also come with common solutions.

While some problems can be tackled independently, we recommend seeking assistance from a certified technician to bid farewell to hard water and welcome clean, drinkable water into your life.

Curious about the presence of contaminants in your water? Interested in exploring different types of water filtration systems? Contact us today and we can get our certified experts on site to assist you. Additionally, we'll discuss various water filtration systems and their benefits to help you determine the right fit for your needs.

Hey, we get it – water filtration system hiccups can be a headache. But with a little know-how and some expert assistance, you'll be back to enjoying crisp, clean water in no time. Remember, we're always here to lend a hand, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need a water-saving superhero on your side!

At Valley Plumbing we're dedicated to assisting you in making the best decisions for your home. If you're in the Los Angeles or the Coachella Valley area and eager to explore water filtration options tailored to your needs, simply visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any inquiries about water filtration systems or need assistance, feel free to give us a call at 760-493-6727, and our friendly call center representatives will be delighted to assist you.

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