I have had water filters on my current house for over 10 years. I’ve replaced the filter in my washing machine in the past, and my vacuum cleaner in the past. Recently though, I needed a new filter. My water had been running clear for a while and then suddenly it got cloudy and black. I went to my local hardware store and they had a new filter for $25.
To find out what caused this cloudy and black water I had a test strip for my water that they used to check water quality. I took the strip out and it was clear. In fact, other than the cloudy water I had been using as my filter, all of my water had been clear and sparkling.
It turns out that you can use the test strip to check if your water is cloudy or black. A little more technical than simply checking for a cloudy or black, but still a pretty good test.
The only water that was cloudy was mine. I had been using it to filter my water so I was pretty sure it was cloudy. It was cloudy because the filter had clogged up. I had replaced my filter three times in the past and so wasn’t sure if I had had a clog or if the filter was just plain not working. It was a cloudy filter as I don’t remember ever having one before that was clear and sparkling.
I’m sure a lot of you have heard of a water filter called a black, a water filter that is supposed to filter out most types of bacteria. The people who invented it are called blackwater miners. These miners collect water and force air through it in order to increase the bacteria count. They sell their water to restaurants to drink or cook with. When they found that the water they were collecting was cloudy, they felt they had to be the ones to put a filter in it.
The blackwater mine is what makes the popular blackwater restaurant. But not everyone cares for the water. The whole house replacement water filter is a new company that’s been making filters in the same style for 20 years now. It’s a little hard to tell if they’re still making these filters, as the name “blackwater” is not very descriptive. They’re still selling them to restaurants though, so you might have to look that up.
The whole house replacement water filter that they are alluding to is a much more complicated process than you might expect. Here’s how it works and here’s why it is important.
The water in your house comes from the same water tank that you use for your toilet and your shower. That water tank is a reservoir and if it gets low or even stops, the water you flush down your toilet and shower will also get low or stop. Its how this happens that causes a lot of problems. The water tank needs to be regularly replaced and if it isn’t getting enough water, it can cause the water pressure to drop.
According to the FDA, you can have a whole house water filter as long as it is placed in your water supply tank. This is much safer and just as effective as a water purifier. To do this, you need to open the water valve and then put the filter in the tank. The water valve itself needs to be carefully selected. The best water valve is the one installed in the toilet tank. They are only available in Europe and they are quite expensive.
It is not unusual for water pressure to drop and for water to get cloudy if you have a whole house water filter. Although the FDA recommends that the water tank is only used for water supply, it is still wise to consider purchasing a whole house water filter when you are having these problems. A water filter will not only remove chlorine and other heavy metals, but will also make the water cloudy.