Using a water filter bottle can help to prevent water contamination which in turn protects your health from sicknesses and waterborne diseases. But while more people are seeing the advantages of using these specially-made water filter bottles, only a few people have deep knowledge about these useful water carriers. To increase the public enlightenment, I have dedicated this post to share with you everything you need to know about water filter bottles.
How Do Water Filter Bottles Work?
Though these gears are designed by different manufacturers and how yours work is determined by the maker, here is how a standard water filter bottle works. A standard filter will have two sieves built into it, ideally, a sieve and a bottom filter, to help screen out larger particulate matter. To remove the contaminant present in the water, an ion exchange resin is systematically engineered into the bottle together with a dual-layer innovative carbon which performs the function of absorbing contaminants away from the water. In addition, there’s also usually a special filter meant to remove chlorine and other heavy metals to make your water chlorine-free, odorless, colorless, and hygienic for consumption.
How Often Should I Change My Water Bottle Filter?
Well, this depends on the recommendations given by your manufacturers. In most cases, however, manufacturers will tell you to replace your filter either after every 2 months of usage or after every 40 gallons of water filtered.
How Do I Replace The Filter?
This also depends on the design of your filter so it makes more sense to just check your manual for replacement guidance. However, here’s a generic way to do it.
Rinse your filter rigorously with clean water for 30seconds.
Make sure the water is directed toward all parts of the filter for effective cleaning.
Go ahead to insert the filter in such a way that it flushes with the straw
Align both the lid and straw before finally twisting to lock
Finally, fill your bottle with cold clean water and enjoy!
What Should I Do If I See Molds Or Spots Growing In My Water Bottle Filter?
The best remedy to spotted mold growth is to wash your bottle cap with soapy water or hot water. You might as well wash with a dishwasher if you have access to one. If the mold seems stubborn arm yourself with a toothbrush or a better portable scrubbing brush for serious scrubbing. To prevent future mold growth, however, wash your bottle regularly and ensure that your hands are always clean before handling the spout and straw.
Do Unused Filters Expire?
Yes, most do. The sieves, carbon filter, chlorine filter, and other treated filters employed in a water filter bottle do expire. So, what you should rather do after purchase is to check the expiry date and mark it on your calendar. If you can’t find the expiry date on the descriptions or the user’s manual, contact your manufacturer or your retailer, or just give the customer care a call.