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Water Treatment Maintenance.

Maintenance is key to keeping your water treatment system at your Pennsylvania home in top shape.

When it operates at peak performance, your water treatment system reduces contaminants that might jeopardize your health or harm your water heater and other appliances.

It improves water taste, appearance, and odor, and gives you peace of mind whenever you wash your hands, sip some water, step into the shower, or launder your clothes.

Maintain Your Water Quality

Like any other appliance in your Newtown Square, PA, area home, your water treatment system benefits from preventative maintenance. A little TLC extends service life and helps you avoid major repairs.

Our qualified professionals at Murphy's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can recommend a maintenance plan for your system that will include necessary filter changes, parts inspection, and tune-up.

Filters for Water Treatment Systems 

You may wonder why a drinking water system requires maintenance. After all, the essential component in most water treatment systems is the filter. What could be complicated about a filter?

Like the air filter in your furnace or car, water treatment filters must be replaced or cleaned regularly. How often they need replacement depends on the system, how much water you use, and what is in your water.

Filters overdue for cleaning or replacement may no longer adequately block contaminants. You may not realize the filter has worn out unless water clarity, color, smell, or taste changes. In some cases, such as lead filtration, you cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water.

If your lead filtration filter fails, you risk significant health consequences drinking the water in your home.

For example, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that drinking water can account for a person's total exposure to lead. Children with low levels of lead in their blood can experience behavior problems, lower IQ, hearing problems, and anemia. Adults can suffer from increased blood pressure, decreased kidney function, and reproductive issues.

The system also uses an LED light that glows green when the filter is working, yellow to indicate 10 percent of filter life remains, and red for filter replacement is due.

How to Improve Your Drinking Water

Filters are not the only parts that need attention. If a valve, tank, connector, or another part fails, other system components may not function properly.

Consider your water softener. While maintaining your system, look for worn parts and leaks. Clean the brine and resin tanks occasionally, and check valves, the system motor, and the regeneration timer. A water softener can last 15 to 20 years with regular maintenance.

If you install an ultraviolet (UV) disinfecting light in your home, check wiring and connections, housing, and the lamp periodically.

Our pros at Murphy's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning recommend whole-home UV water treatment system that includes an audible reminder when the lamp needs replacement and displays warning lights when system components need maintenance.

Be sure to ask about our convenient financing opportunities customized to your needs and budget. 

Give Your Water Treatment System Some TLC

Make life easy on yourself and let Murphy's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning maintain your water treatment system. When it operates at peak performance, you will rest assured that the water in your Newtown Square, PA, area home is clean, clear, and odorless. Call us at 610-461-6502 or request service online.


Need Water Treatment Maintenance Service?

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“On the suggestion of two separate friends, we called Murphy's to provide an estimate for a few plumbing jobs that needed attention: replacing an outdoor spigot, repair/replace our kitchen sink faucet, replace the garbage disposal unit, see what was causing a sometimes leaking issue from our tub upstairs through to our kitchen downstairs, and replacing the drain mechanism in our bathroom sink. Not only was Mike Rowe there first thing the next morning to look at each of these, he clearly determined what each needed, provided a detailed estimate, the option to purchase a contract (we did, which provided discounts to that day's work as well a walk-through annually to inspect plumbing throughout the house), and then was available to start the work right then. In a matter of hours, he had repaired and replaced all, always ready to explain each step. It has been such a pleasure to have these things working properly again! Thank you, Mike and Murphy's!”
- Clara L.

“Service Technician Mike did a great job. Identified the problem and fixed it in less that an hour.”

- Eugene B.

The pipes for our shower were leaking, so they replaced some of the pipes and faucets in the shower. They also installed a shut off valve for the utility sink in the basement which was leaking a steady stream. It went very well from the beginning. The receptionist was wonderful and even indicated where I could find the best coupons for service. They were always prompt, and offered to cap the utility sink and other cost-saving solutions. They were even able to accommodate our schedule by coming on a Saturday.

- Anne S.