Last Updated on November 28, 2019 by Terry Ohara
First of all, I would like to make one thing clear – There is a plethora of countertop water filters available on the market, however, most of them require relatively the same installation process, unless the manufacturer recommends you to do something different.
In this article, I will let you understand what it takes to install a countertop water filter, and honestly, I hope that you will find this article informative and entertaining to read!
First and foremost, you would have to find a countertop water filter in order to install it, right? On the Internet, there are hundreds of countertop water filters and although they differ in terms of cost, and performance, most of them are affordable, and your wallet will unlikely be ripped off. Therefore, I’d advise you to make a research regarding the best countertop water filters, and once you get the desired one, the installation may begin right away.
If we assume that you already brought a countertop water filter, the next step is to set it beside your faucet, and ensure that it is very close to the water line that connects the filter and faucet. This is very important because by doing this, you will prevent from interfering with the use of your faucet/sink.
Now, you should take the aerator out of the faucet, and afterward, depending whether your faucet employs an outside thread, try to connect the filter. If by any chance, your faucet has an inside thread, you will have to connect the adapter and then screw in your filter.
However, please keep in mind that you shouldn’t screw tightly because you may do more harm than good.
Moving on, attach the diverter valve to the faucet, and turn on the water on, so that you can inspect whether water flows from the faucet or not. At the same time, if everything is done properly, chances that you will face problems or deal with leaks is unlikely.
The final step is to rotate the diverter valve, and once this is achieved, you will see that water flows from the water filter!
If you reached this far, then you probably have installed your countertop water filter exactly as it should be installed. At the same time, I’d advise you to completely rely on the included user-manual because even though this is the general way of installing a countertop water filters. Still, manufacturers know more than every one of us since they are the ones who are crafting these items.
Last but not least, I would also advise you to clean your filters frequently by using gentle cleaners, not the abrasive ones, and of course, when the time comes for a filter change, you’re obliged to do that in order to drink clean water.
To conclude, by now, you’ve likely learned what it takes to install a countertop water filter, and I really think that you don’t consider it hard work but exactly the opposite. These units are very straight-forward as the installation process itself, and you won’t have to hire a plumber to do this for you!