Hello, Rod from My Water Filter here. Introducing you to the first line of protection for any good water filter, the Pleated Polyester Sediment Water Filter Cartridge. As you can see here, the pleated sediment cartridges are available in a range of different micron sizes and dimensions to fit any size water filter, whether it's a benchtop, under sink or whole house water filtration system.
Why get Sediment Cartridges?
The number one reason why a sediment cartridge should be part of any good water filter system is protection. They protect you, your family by taking care of the lumps, bumps and sediments out of the water to stop your other water filter cartridges from being blocked up by silt, sand and sediment that flows down our incoming water supplies.
What is Sediment?
Sediment can be sand, silt, rust, dirt, mud, algae or any other particulate matter that comes down our incoming water supply. You don't want to be drinking this, and you don't want your other cartridges blocked up by sediment because it reduces their performance. That makes the pleated sediment cartridge a vital part of the filtration process and what is remarkable is that they are one of the cheapest cartridges by far of any water filter cartridge.
The cartridge is made of spun-bonded polyester and polypropylene. The V-shaped pleated design creates an unmatched surface area so it allows more water to flow through it faster, and it holds a lot more dirt and sediment before there is any pressure lost. We use these cartridges a lot in rainwater filtration systems where there is not enough pressure and a lot of sediment.
The beauty of these cartridges is that if you start to see any slow in your water flow rate, you can simply remove the cartridge from its housing and gently hose the sediment off from the outside to extend the life of the cartridge. The most commonly used pleated sediment cartridge sizes are 10 inch by 2.5 inch, which will fit most benchtop and under sink water filters and 10 inch by 4.5 and 20 inch by 4.5 which will fit most whole house systems.
What are Micro Filter Sizes?
Pleated sediment cartridges also come in a range of different micron filtration sizes. This is hard to see from the naked eye but what you need to know is the smaller the micron size, the finer the sediment it will trap and the more protection it will provide. Generally, a one micron size is excellent for benchtop and under sink systems, and five microns is the most common for whole house systems.
To find out what size cartridge you have, simply remove the pleated sediment cartridge from your current water filter system and measure the height and diameter. It's always best to remove it from your water filter to check just in case you have a uniquely sized sediment cartridge. Whatever the size, just let us know, and we will be able to help you with replacing your pleated sediment cartridge whenever required or the replacement period is up.
They are very easy to replace. Simply remove the cartridge housing that holds your sediment water filter cartridge, remove the cartridge, replace with the new cartridge and screw the cartridge housing back on and you are done. A job that can be done in minutes. That's it from me, folks for this video for the pleated polyester sediment cartridge.They have a six to 12-month cartridge replacement period depending on your water quality.
We highly recommend you use a sediment cartridge to remove the lumps and bumps from the water to provide the best protection for you and your family.