The red food coloring test is only designed for the Black Berkey® Purification elements and NOT recommended for the Berkey Earth® elements. While the amount of food coloring may be reduced, this test can permanently dye the elements pink.
If the time it takes for the water to filter into the lower chamber substantially decreases, the flow rate can be easily renewed by cleaning the ceramic filter. Follow these simple steps: Carefully remove the Berkey Earth® Element from the upper chamber. Using a soft toothbrush or soft scouring pad (3M Scotch-Brite® or similar), scrub the […]
Replace the elements when the carbon has been exhausted or if there is a significant change in diameter of the ceramic after cleaning. Anytime a crack in the ceramic occurs, the integrity has been lost and the filter must be replaced.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and other specialized media, combined in a proprietary formulation. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a fossil substance, made up of very small silicon shells left by a type of microscopic, hard-shelled, one-celled algae (trillions of them) called diatoms. It is reported that there are over 1500 uses for DE today, including filtering agents […]
The specially formulated media in Berkey Earth® elements control the build-up of bacteria, algae and fungi and by controlling these microorganisms, the life of the elements is extended. Reducing the build-up of bacteria and other microorganisms eliminates the need for chemical treatment methods which are both costly and may be harmful to one’s health.
The three year life expectancy of the Berkey Earth® elements is based on the proprietary formulation of the media used.
Please find links below to independent test results for the Berkey Earth® DE Elements: Berkey-Earth-Bacteria-Removal-Test-Report Berkey-Earth-Heavy-Metal-VOC-Pesticide-Herbicide-Pharmceutical-Petrol-Removal-Test-Report Berkey-Earth-Microbiological-Removal-Test-Report