Installing an Under-the-Sink Water FilterAugust 28, 2018
This is a sponsored post written by me for Clearly Filtered. All opinions are mine alone. This post is provided for informational purposes only. You should hire a plumber if you are not comfortable performing plumbing tasks in your home.
When we first moved into our current home, one of my favorite aspects of our kitchen was a dedicated faucet for drinking water. The sink had two faucets (one for washing hands/dishes and one for filtered drinking water), but there was one problem. The water filtration system under the sink was quite outdated and needed to be replaced. I recently had the opportunity to upgrade it to the Clearly Filtered Under-the-Sink Water Filtration System and I can’t wait to share all the details with you.
Their revolutionary new 3-Stage Filtration System from Clearly Filtered installs under the sink and filters cold water. There are three levels of filtration from common tap water contaminants. Here’s what’s removed:
- Chlorine up to 90%
- Chloramines up to 93%
- Fluoride up to 99.5%
- Nitrates up to 95%
- BPA up to 92%
- Pharmaceuticals Up to 99%
- Lead, Iron, Copper, Mercury, Aluminum up to 99.99%
To get started with the installation, first locate the water valve that supplies water to the faucet in question. Shut it by turning the valve clockwise. Disconnect the cold water line at the valve, but be prepared to catch any dripping water in a small tray.
Next connect the hoses from the Water Filtration System to the water supply valve and to the faucet. I like to wrap the pipe threads in some plumbing tape to create a tighter seal and guard against leaks.
You can mount the filter bracket on the inside of the cabinet with the included screws. If you do, be sure to leave at least 3″ below the bottom of the filters for easy replacement in the future. Turn on the water valve and check for any leaks. Tighten valves, if necessary.
Turn on the faucet. Allow the water to run for 3 minutes or until the water is crystal-clear. Initially, you will likely see cloudy water (due to air bubbles), but this should lessen within several days.
I hope this post has inspired you to upgrade your own water filtration systems. The installation process for this Clearly Filtered system took about 15 minutes using tools we already had on hand (wrench, drill, plumbing tape, etc.) The best part? I am enjoying the clean, fresh water that I can get right from the tap!
Keep in mind that these filters last an average of 1 year. Worried you’ll forget about replacement? Here’s a useful tip: write down the date of installation so you can keep track of the timeline. Also, consider signing up for the VIP Filter Program, where you will get automatic deliveries of new filters & save money at the same time. When you do have to change the filters, you will be happy to know they are equipped with leak-proof filter heads- simply twist the new filters in place without any tools!
Learn more about the water filtration systems available at Clearly Filtered. Do you have a dedicated faucet for drinking water? Are you comfortable doing plumbing jobs in your home? Have you ever replaced a faucet/filter?