I recently purchased a cold water filter for the kitchen. The guy at the
plumbing store suggested bleaching the filter housing for about an hour
before reinstalling a replacement filter. I haven't gone the filter
manufacturers website or called tech support. The instructions on the
filter are nil. What have you heard?
I've had two filters in my house for the past 15 years. I've never bleached
the housings. I do wipe them out with a paper towel. It is possible that
bacteria will grow in the filter over time though. If you want to be safe,
give the housing a bleach rinse, but I don't thing you'd gain anything over
an hour. I've be afraid that the bleach over time would affect the housing.
On Thu, 07 Jun 2007 02:05:38 GMT, "New & Improved - N/F John"
A bleach and water solution, wash well and rinse. An hour is not
necessary. Would you suspect a service person would spend and hour
bleaching a filter housing?
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
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