It's easy to assume that if your water is clear and tastes fresh, there are no contaminants. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. The EPA describes water contaminants as "any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water." It further describes contaminates as "anything other than a water molecule." While some contaminants are harmless, others can be dangerous to your health.
Professional Plumbing Tips
Water filters are a necessity. Any water line you use for drinking, cooking, and cleaning needs extra tools to ensure that the water you're using has as few toxins and undesirable microbes as possible. However, the traditional filters that come with refrigerators and those that can be added to your sinks are a bit imprecise.
For any appliance with a filter, most of the problems in functionality or user satisfaction tie back to how often the filter is replaced. This is just as true for your ice filter as it is for your water filter. This statement holds whether you have a refrigerator that automatically makes ice or you have a stand-alone machine. If your ice machine's filter has slipped under your radar, here are three signs to watch to change it immediately.