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by Hunter Kissam November 16, 2022 2 min read

If you want a reliable water purifier that gets rid of pathogenic bacteria, harmful chemicals, and heavy metals, then look no further. Berkey water filter systems are some of the best for filtering treated water or untreated water, and they last a lifetime!

For off-grid home use, there's nothing better. Here are some tips on getting the most out of your Berkey water system for everyday use!

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Buy the Right Size

Berkey water filter sizes

The size widely depends on the size of your household and how much water you drink. A family of 5 athletes will likely consume more water than an average two-person household. Still, off-grid living typically comes with plenty of outdoor activities, which means you'll need reliable water supplies!

If you plan to move your system periodically, we recommend using a travel Berkey and upgrading to the stainless steel spigot. This will ensure you don't break anything, but you can always order replacement parts if necessary. You will also have the advantage of your lifetime warranty!

Keep It Clean

Yes, Berkey filters clean your water for you. However, you still need to clean the top chamber, the lower chamber, and the Black Berkey filters once in a while. At least once a year, clean the stainless steel chambers in the dishwasher (or by hand) and reprime your Black Berkey elements.

This will ensure that your system runs at optimal speeds, removes harmful contaminants as it should and that the filters last for as long as possible. Cleaning the upper chamber will prevent buildups that can affect the filter, and cleaning the lower chamber will ensure your water purification doesn't go to waste!

Adjust Your Schedule Accordingly

If you are using treated tap water, follow the normal schedule and replace your filters every few years, cleaning them at least once a year. However, if your water supply is questionable, like untreated raw water from stagnant ponds, we'd recommend changing your filters once a year. It's better to be safe than sorry!

Set a reminder on your phone or on your calendar to ensure you are keeping up with your schedule. It's easy to forget when they last for so long!

Keep Your Upper Chamber Full

Keeping the water level high will ensure that you have enough purified water at all times. Also, it will help speed up the filtering process, as these are gravity-fed filters. The higher the water level, the higher the water pressure, and the faster it goes!

Buy a Berkey Water Filter Today

Whether it's inorganic materials, organic solvents, or other harmful contaminants, Berkey is the best. For a long-term, sustainable source of filtered water, you can't go wrong! It's even better and cheaper than bottled water in the long run, especially if you follow these tips!

Stay up to date with our latest product tips, and buy a Berkey water filter today with free shipping in the United States and Canada!

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