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Water filters have become increasingly common in our houses and offices but it's not well known they need to be installed by a licensed plumber. Most water filter companies have websites in which a long list of potentially harmful substances presented as a reason to install filters. But installing the filters carries a sting in the tail - they have to be fitted by a licensed tradesman; failure to do so can result in a fine of up to $10,000.

Water filters carry $10,000 danger


You can buy the filter quite easily and a lot of people might know a lot about the filter itself but they don't know anything about fitting it - but give it a go anyway.

There is a lot that can go wrong.  Ultimately, you are altering the plumbing system in your house. It doesn't matter if it's an under-sink or whole of house filter or one designed for an office building - you are altering your sanitary plumbing system and that can cause real problems that cost many times more to fix than just paying for a licensed plumber to install it in the first place.