The filters are rated to last up to 100 gallons or 6 months (whichever comes first). Please Keep in mind that the lifetime ratings are on average. They could last less time depending on how often they are used and the content of the water.
The recommendation filter change is below:
Families: 2 – 3 months
Couples: 3 – 4 months
Singles: 4 – 6 months
The bottle filters are rated to last up to 25 gallons or 6 months (whichever comes first). Please keep in mind that the lifetime ratings are on average. They could last less time depending on how often they are used and the content of the water.
There is no exterior indication that the filter needs to be changed. The best way is to keep track of how often you are filling the tap water reservoir. That reservoir is exactly 1/2 gallon. So, for instance, if you fill it twice a day, that would mean you are filtering about one per day. In that case, the filter would need to be changed in 100 days, or just over three months.
In-between the filter and the reservoir, where the filter attaches, there is a gasket. The gasket might not be sitting flush which would cause water to leak down the side of the filter. We recommend flipping the gasket over and pressing it back through the threading, making sure it is laying flat.
Clearly Filtered™ filters do not remove the mineral content (or TDS) of the water. The mineral content is a healthy component of water and Clearly Filtered filters are not designed to remove minerals from the water as Reverse Osmosis or Distillation processes do.
See Instructions Here.
The bottom of the pitcher holds about 82 ounces of clean water. The upper reservoir will hold 64 ounces, or 1/2 gallon, of tap water.
We recommend hand washing the pitcher, as needed. The filter does not need to be cleaned and is made with medical grade plastic to prevent mold from growing inside the filter. IT IS NOT DISHWASHER SAFE.
The pitcher and filter should be kept in the refrigerator if possible. This is because the filter has removed all the chemicals and preservatives from your drinking water. That means it is healthy for you, but also for other life forms! If you don't have room in your fridge, you can keep the pitcher on your counter, but be sure to keep it out of the sun and away from any heat source as these will contribute to mold and algae growth.
Yes, the water line can go above the filter!
We recommended replacing the filters every 9-12 months for most customers. The 3 stages are built uniquely. The filters work as a cohesive whole and cannot be used independently and must be used in the order provided. All three filters must be changed at the same time. All municipal water supply is different therefore, it is always an approximate rate of when the filters will need to be changed.
The filters may slow down depending on your water quality but ultimately you should never let it get to that level. Make a note of your install date as a reminder of when to replace the filters annually.
See the Test Results for the Under The SInk 3-Stage Filtration System
ClearlyFiltered Under the Sink Unit (UTS) is made with a proprietary blend specifically formulated for Clearly Filtered. These filters are made from a multi-blend of catalysts that remove the contaminants commonly found in municipal tap water giving you and your family convenient clean and safe drinking water.
Utilizing the latest filtration technologies, the filters are comprised of Fluoride Removal Media and Activated Carbon to remove specific tap water contaminants that are most likely to affect your water quality.
No, the water bottle is ready to use upon arrival and does not need to be flushed or primed. Watch the video below to see how to use you Clearly Filter Water Bottle.
Use the bottle in an upright position and with the mouthpiece pushed all the way back on the cap.
No, the water bottle is designed for water only and any additives would effect the performance of the filter.
In this case it is likely that the mouthpiece came loose. The good news is that you can pop it right back into place. The mouthpiece just needs to be reseated so it is aligned with the cap. Try popping it off and pressing it back into place!
Free Chlorine (Cl-)
Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
Hydrogen Sulfate (rotten egg smell)
Iron oxide (rust water)
The fixed shower head filters last 10,000 gallon or six months, whichever comes first. Please keep in mind that all of these lifetime ratings are on average. They could last less time depending on how often they are used and the content of the water. Even if someone isn’t using the filter very often, the filter does oxidize and its usefulness disappears with that. This is the reason for the “whichever comes first” stipulation. They cannot be reused. Once they come into contact with water, their life begins.
The Handheld, then is it a 5,000 gallon or 3 month cartridge, whichever comes first. Please keep in mind that all of these lifetime ratings are on average. They could last less time depending on how often they are used and the content of the water. Even if someone isn’t using the filter very often, the filter does oxidize and its usefulness disappears with that. This is the reason for the “whichever comes first” stipulation. They cannot be reused. Once they come into contact with water, their life begins.
On the cartridge, there is a viewing window that allows you to see to the inside of the cartridge. When the media inside turns from its original golden color with white beads to a dark grey or black color with white beads, it is time to replace the cartridge.
A leak from where the two housing halves twist together is usually caused by warped or pinched o-rings. The o-rings sit inside of the housing, one on each side of the replaceable filter cartridge. Make sure they are seated flat and are not dried out. These two rubber parts need to be coated in a layer of vaseline or other petroleum-based lubricant at the time of filter replacement. Using a q-tip can help make the experience a quick and tidy one.