How To Prevent Your Shower Heads From Clogging By Installing A Spin-Down Filter

Product & Design
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September 3, 2021

Sediment in water can cause a lot of problems throughout your home. Previously we covered how it can have a negative impact on your health and shorten the life of your hot water heater if not removed. Today we’ll cover how it can affect your showerheads as well as other bathroom fixtures and how Rusco filters are applied to remedy the situation.

According to, sediments are naturally occurring particles that develop as earth materials are broken down and can create clogs throughout a water system. If you’ve ever noticed some of the openings in your shower head or the faucet to your sink becoming blocked off, sediment is more than likely to blame. There’s a good chance that if you notice a lack of water pressure in the shower that there is actually sediment build-up in your pipes. If the source of water for your home is a well, you more than likely have some kind of sediment in your water.

If you do have well water, but don’t have any filters in place to remove sediment, those particles will end up traveling through your entire system, and the bits that don’t actually get stuck in your pipes will make their way to the different openings along your line. In many cases, the fixtures in your bathroom will start accumulating sediment leading to blockages.

Not only is the blockage annoying from the standpoint that you need to unclog your fixtures such as shower heads and faucets to make sure everything is working as it should, but if you don’t take care of the problem in the short term, you’ll have to spend money on replacement parts in the long term. Either you’ll need to take your faucets and shower heads apart regularly to clean them, which of course will take time, or you’ll have to spend money that you wouldn’t have had to spend if you would have had something in place to remove the sediment.

There are many different options available on the market for sediment removal, but if you want to ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck and a quality product at that in order to keep your bathroom fixtures clear, Rusco is the way to go. The Rusco spin-down filter, which offers flow capacity for your entire system, is very simple to use and easy to install right along your water system line. The unit includes a T body, an element designed for filtration, and a clear cover.

Unlike many other filters available on the market, which require that you purchase a replacement cartridge regularly (according to Admiral Plumbing Services, sediment filters could need replacing every two months), the element designed for a Rusco spin-down filter comes in reusable polyester and stainless-steel options that are designed to be self-cleaning. This means that you can get years of use out of your filter before needing to replace anything. Compared to other filters on the market, a Rusco spin-down will save money over the long haul all while protecting your bathroom fixtures, keeping them free of sediment! 

Another benefit of a Rusco filter is the variety of mesh sizes available to filter out a range of sediment. The element inside of a spin-down filter is designed to easily pop in and out, so if you discover you need to filter a different size particle, you can easily do so!

Something else unique about a Rusco spin-down filter is the entire unit is surrounded by a clear cover. This will allow you to see the sediment that’s filtered as well as let you know when it’s time to clean the unit. Cleaning the filter is very simple too as at the end of the cover there is a ball valve that allows you to flush out the entire unit by simply turning a knob. The cover is easy to remove, providing easy access to clean and reuse the filter — no tools required.

If you’re interested in purchasing a quality filter that can save you money and offer convenience, give Rusco a call at 1-800-345-1033. A support team member can help set you up with a dealer that can offer you the best option for your water filtration needs.

If you’re noticing your bathroom fixtures plugging up, install a Rusco spin-down filter! It will help keep your water clean all while offering years of convenience!

Source Notes: Information in this article regarding sediment and how it affects your home water system came from Information in this article regarding general filter maintenance time came from Admiral Plumbing Services.