Water that comes into your home is not always safe for consumption or use in day-to-day chores. Fortunately, you can invest in a water filtration system to provide your home with clean water that is free from contaminants. This is incorporated into your plumbing system by professional plumbers and helps clean the water that flows through your pipes. 

Over time, however, water filtration systems become prone to issues due to lack of maintenance and the daily wear and tear. Wellbrook Plumbing, your local plumber in Pelham, ON, shares some common water filtration issues to watch out for below.

Dirty Filter

One of the most common problems with water filtration systems is dirty filters. Water filters prevent heavy metals and chemicals from polluting your drinking water. Regular maintenance of your water filters will ensure they work efficiently to keep your water clean. You can also have technicians who provide water filtration services replace your filters regularly.


Over time, sediment can build up on the filters, which clogs the aerator and prevents water from flowing in the faucet. Due to the blockage, the pipe will experience increased water pressure which can cause them to burst. Treatment methods like lime removal can remove accumulated sediments in the filter and aerator. Investing in a water softener system can help to remove any heavy metals in the water that may accumulate in your filters.


Mold can develop on moist and warm water filters. In fact, it is very common on dirty and clogged filters. Mold can lead to health problems, including allergies and asthma attacks. Filters that are infested by mold need to be replaced immediately to improve the water conditioning process.

Wellbrook Plumbing provides quality water treatment services. We offer optimal value and reliability with environmentally responsible solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our services.