Can I Store My Berkey System?

One of the questions we get about our Berkey water filtration systems is what to do when you may not be using your system for an extended period of time. The Berkey filtration systems are designed to be easily disassembled if you need to store them or travel with them, so it’s certainly not a […]

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, […]

Why Isn’t My Austin Air Picking Up Dust?

Austin Air Purifiers work to make sure that micro-particles in the air are removed, since we can’t see them and are helpless to do anything about them. They can also remove a certain amount of larger, more visible elements, such as fine dust, pollen, and smoke. The variety of particles an Austin Air Purifier can […]

Identifying Black Berkey Filter Problems

When your new Black Berkey filters arrive (maybe in a shiny stainless steel Berkey unit!), it’s definitely cause for excitement! You know you’re about to experience some of the purest water on the planet. We don’t want any little glitches that may occur in the set-up process to discourage you; it’s good to remember that […]

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 […]

Berkey Filters and TDS Meters

  Many of our customers have written in asking why their new TDS meter does not register much of a change between their pre-filtered water and the post-filtered water.  This is actually normal, and the answer has to do with what a TDS meter actually measures.  According to TDSmeter.com, “Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are the […]

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 […]