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Advantages and disadvantages of ceramic filters

Ceramic filters are no novelty in the water filtration industry, they have a long-standing history of being used as a filter media thanks to their effectiveness in removing bacteria, turbidity, viruses, protozoa, cysts, and other contaminants. The invention of the modern ceramic filter is linked to the name of Henry Doulton, who created the ceramic filter candle in 1827. Today, Doulton is a household name in water filtration, being the leading manufacturer of ceramic filters.

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To better understand how ceramic filters work, we’re going to look into the advantages and shortcomings of ceramic filters.

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How to maintain water filter cartridges?

Water filter maintenance largely contributes to the proper functioning and efficiency of most water filter systems. Understanding the importance of proper maintenance and carrying out the maintenance instructions that come with your filter system is crucial for always having access to filtered water of the superior kind. Much of the water filter maintenance related tasks focus on the maintenance of water filter cartridges, which are the single most important element of your water filter. Knowing how to maintain water filter cartridges will translate into higher efficiency and filtered water of better quality.

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Changing filters regularly

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Lime-scale inhibiting water filters – an alternative to water softeners

Water hardness is one of the major problems with tap water in the UK. Most homeowners use water softeners to prevent lime-scale build-up on bathroom sanitary ware and kitchen appliances. While water softeners are indeed effective, lime-scale water filters are a zero waste and affordable alternative to salt-based or liquid water softeners. What are the benefits of using lime-scale inhibiting water filters and how efficient are they?

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Benefits of lime-scale water filters

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Granular activated carbon filters vs carbon block filters

Activated carbon water filters that are used as complementary filters in reverse osmosis or UV water filters usually come in two configurations – carbon block and granular. Both of these are made from carbon ground into small particulate sizes, but the major difference between the two lies in their adsorbing efficiency. Thanks to their larger surface area, carbon block filters have a better contaminant removal capacity than GAC filters. What other differences are between the two types of carbon filters and which one should you rely on for filtering tap water?

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GAC vs carbon block

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Best filter cartridges for taste and odour improvement

Taste and odour problems are the reasons why people don’t use tap water for drinking purposes and decide to drink bottled water instead. Others prefer to install water filters in their homes and get rid of bad tastes and smells that interfere with the quality of their tap water. The filter housing of some water filters is compatible with other water filter cartridges that meet the size requirements of the filter housing. This means that these filters allow you to use other filter cartridges irrespective of brand, letting you experiment with different cartridges to see which delivers the best results in terms of taste and odour improvement.

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Activated carbon filters are hands down the best at removing any unpleasant tastes and odours from your tap water. Which are the best filter cartridges for taste and odour improvement that you should consider when you next have to replace your filters? Here is a list with our top recommendations:

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