Water filter cartridges may have different purposes, according to their type. Some of them are:
- Removing water taste – most water filters use carbon to remove bad tastes from water.
- Removing sediment – these filters remove large sediments from the water, like grind, rust, sand, etc.
- Removing bacteria – these filters are meant to kill any bacteria in your water. Although the process is not 100% sure, they will reduce the level of bacteria significantly.
If water filters are not installed correctly, they can do more harm than good. If replacement filters are not placed as recommended, bacteria can build up in the filter. So, inspect the system and always follow the instructions provided.