Water filters and cartridges

Frequently asked questions
Combien de fois devrais-je changer mes cartouches?

For our filters can perform and provide the best possible water quality, it is essential that the filters must be replaced periodically. We recommend replacing your filter cartridge when capacity is reached or at least once a year.
The frequency of filter changes depends on the quality of your water and your water consumption at home. If you have lots of sediment or solid particles in your water, you have to change your filters more frequently someone makes little or no sediment. Different types of anti-sediment cartridges provide a wide range depending on the desired result before other filtrations carbon.


How can I remove the used cartridges and install new?

Remember to shut off the main water line and alleviate pressure. For heads with integrated vent, unscrew the brass screws to lower the pressure inside the filter housing.

Use the appropriate wrench to unscrew the clamp that holds the crown transparent or opaque jar against the head. Once the bowl is released, remove the cartridge inside.
It is advisable to replace the O-ring on each cartridge change to avoid crushing formation during screwing.
Insert a new cartridge into the jar. For the cartridge washable nylon, rinse with running water underneath the tap for a few minutes filtered to remove impurities.
Tighten the crown on the head without the seal is too crushed.
Turn right cartridge about 1/4 turn until rotation stops.
Turn the handle water supply.


What does it mean to be NSF certified ?

The majority of filtration systems and filter cartridges for domestic and industrial use are NSF certified. The independent non-profit organization NSF is committed to public health, safety and environmental protection. She has developed national standards for food products for water, air and consumption, which are recognized worldwide.
Choose a NSF certified product allows you to know the strict standards of the company. Unannounced tests are conducted throughout the year on the cartridges.
If for any reason a filter cartridge no longer meets one or more certification criteria, NSF will take action to remove this certification. All our filters are NSF and some ACS.

What is the action of the activated carbon cartridge?

The carbon used for the filter cartridge is produced by milling a source of carbon - such as coconut carbon (coconut) with exclusion of oxygen at 1000 degrees to cook impurities. The material is then subjected to steam of 1600 degrees to "activate" the carbon.
The vapor leaving the carbon granules to form cracks and pores to allow to accumulate a large amount of chemicals. A carbon cartridge 9 3/4 inches has an area equivalent to 65 hectares. Carbon removes contaminants in two ways: by adsorption, contaminants are attracted to the surface of activated carbon and maintained at it in the same way a magnet attracts and holds the iron filings. It acts as a catalyst to change the chemical composition of some contaminants.
Activated carbon is ideal to remove chlorine, organic chemicals such as many types of pesticides, THMs such as chloroform and many VOCs are gasoline components, solvents and industrial cleaners.