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Why do I need a pre-filter with an UV water filter?

UV water filters are best at destroying bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms in water. Unlike other types of filters that remove contaminants by trapping them in their filter media, UV water filters use UV lights to inactivate or neutralise bacteria, rendering them unable to infect again or even to reproduce. But this is not the actual reason why you need a pre-filter with an UV water filter. Pre-filters are not an optional addition to your UV purifier system, but rather a compulsory one, the reasons of which will be clarifed in this article.

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The factors determining the efficiency of UV water filters

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Water filter maintenance best practices

Depending on their type, water filters have different maintenance requirements. Some filters require more monitoring than others, and some level of maintenance is required for all types of water filter systems. Whether it’s a UV lamp that has to be replaced in the case of UV water filters, or a yearly RO membrane replacement in the case of reverse osmosis water filters, under no circumstances should you ignore the maintenance instructions that come with your water filter. The quality of your filtered water is highly dependent on the proper observance of the filter replacement, filter handling and water filter monitoring instructions.

Water filter maintenance best practices

In this article, we will present some of the most common water filter maintenance best practices that you should abide by:

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3 signs you need to replace your water filter cartridges

Whichever type or brand of water filter you have installed in your home, it uses some kind of filter media or filter cartridge. Water filter cartridges are elements doing the grunt work in your water filter, that is, they are responsible for making sure that your tap water is purified by eliminating or reducing contaminants. To ensure that your water continues to be cleaned by your water filter, you need to replace your filter cartridges regularly.

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Water filter systems usually come with clear instructions regarding how often you should change cartridges. The frequency varies for each type of cartridge, but generally cartridges have to be replaced every 3 to 6 months. What if you forget to replace your cartridges or forget when you last replaced them? Luckily, there are a few signs that indicate you need to replace your water filter cartridges:

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How to remove fluoride from tap water?

The United Kingdom is one of the European countries that artificially fluoridates their municipal water supply. Other European countries (e.g. Germany, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, etc.) have either never implemented fluoridation or opted for the cessation of water fluoridation arguing that there is a lack of clear-cut scientific evidence that demonstrates the beneficial effects of fluoridation in preventing or reducing the incidence of tooth decay in the general population. Opponents of fluoridation argue that sodium fluoride is a toxic substance, which is dangerous in high doses. If you fall into the latter category, knowing how to remove fluoride from tap water can put your fluoridation-related health concerns at rest.

Watts EZFITPRO-300 Under Sink Water Filter Kit

Unfortunately, you don’t have a say in what can be used in the disinfection and treatment process of your tap water, but you can take several measures to avoid exposure to substances that you believe may be harmful to your health.

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Fluoride Reduction Filter Cartridge Review

If you’ve determined that your tap water contains high levels of fluoride and you’re worried about its potential harmful effects on your health, a fluoride reduction filter can help to remove a high percentage of fluoride from water, and make it more safe for your health. The benefits of fluoride added in tap water as a measure to prevent tooth decay in the population is still under debate, while the toxicity of high fluoride levels is already confirmed. The Fluoride Reduction Filter Cartridge was developed for any standard filtration system that is compatible with 2.5″ x 10″ filters.

water filter cartridge activated alumina

The filter cartridge contains white granular media that reduces fluoride levels in water, thus, being a handy filter for those who need to reduce fluoride levels in their tap water or are worried about their fluoride intake.

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