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How to Filter Clay Residue in Water

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    LESLIE: Paul in Missouri is on the line with a clay residue in the water system. Tell us what’s going on and where you’re seeing it.

    PAUL: Yes, I’m seeing it in the kitchen faucet mostly and in the bathroom faucet.

    TOM: OK.

    PAUL: The well’s 230 foot down with casing the whole way.

    TOM: So, you can pick up a whole-house filter. It’s actually called a whole-house sediment filter. And the way these work is they’re – we’re not talking about treating the water; we’re talking about filtering the water. So there’s going to be a micron rating. That basically tells you how small of a particle it will trap. It’ll usually be 5 microns or 10 microns. And the other thing that’s important to note is the pressure drop. Because it does take away some of the pressure and so you want to make sure that you have enough pressure that flows through it.

    So if you simply search “whole-house filters” online, you’ll find a bazillion choices. And then if you head out to your local plumbing supply and ask them for a sediment filter, tell them your situation. I’m sure your local plumbing-supply contractors or retailers can recommend one that’s going to work for you. Not terribly difficult to install. And that should handle the sediment issue that you’re having in the house, OK?

    PAUL: OK, sir. I appreciate it.

    TOM: Good luck with that project, Paul, and thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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