The Hows & Whys of Berkey Filter Lifespans

There are a lot of variables in this topic, so I thought we could get into a bit more detail in addressing some of those factors relating to the lifespan of the Berkey filters. What is the lifespan of a Berkey filter? The first thing to note is that the “lifespan” of the Berkey filters, […]

How to Clean Berkey or Berkefeld Filters

If your flow rate has slowed, your first plan of action should be a simple cleaning procedure. More often than not this will have an immediate helpful effect on your flow rate. You will need: -Water -A Scotch Brite (or similar) all-purpose non-metal scrubbing pad (a toothbrush works, also) Empty any water from the Berkey […]

How Long Do Berkey Filters Last?

A common question we get is, “How long do my Berkey filters last?”. That’s a great question! The manufacturer recommends that they be changed out every 3000 gallons. So, when you use 2 filters in your system, that means you should only change them out every 6000 gallons. Each filter can handle 3000 gallons and […]