The Brita Standard Filter (white) should be replaced after every 40 gallons, or about every two months. The Brita Longlast Filter (blue) needs to be replaced after every 120 gallons, or approximately every six months.
How often should you change a Brita cartridge?
Replace your Brita Stream® Filter every 40 gallons, or about every 2 months. If you have hard water, you may need to change filters more often. When you install a new filter, use your built-in electronic filter indicator or SmartLight™ filter indicator so you’ll know exactly when to replace it.
How long does a water filter cartridge really last?
Generally, filter cartridges are designed to last anywhere between 3 to 6 months, however, water filters with longer service life also exist.
How do I know if my Brita filter is bad?
You may notice a different flavor and smell of your water. When your filter is left alone for a long time you will notice the taste of your water begins to change. The smell might even be affected as the minerals and chemicals that your filter was protecting you from come through.
Do unused Brita filters expire?
Do unused filters expire? The shelf life of an unused Brita® filter is indefinite as long as its pouch is intact and sealed. However, we do recommend pre-soaking older filters in water for 15 minutes before using.
Can Brita filters get moldy?
Brita filters are susceptible to mold if they are not cleaned frequently, or if the filter cartridge is not replaced regularly. Using well water or leaving the filtration device open in a dark place can also cause mold to grow. … Your Brita product is not designed to remove mold or other organic matter.
When should I replace my water filter cartridge?
In general, you should clean or replace your water filter cartridge every two to six months. However, you should do it earlier when noticing that the water-color becomes darker or the water flow slows down.
What happens if you put soda in a Brita filter?
Put Coke in a filter and you’ll get Coke out. Like filtering salt water, the dissolved salt will pass right through a Brita filter. However, Reverse Osmosis will remove most of all dissolved minerals. Put Coke in and you’ll get mostly water out.
Can an old Brita filter make you sick?
Yes, your old filter can add bacteria to your water
The moist environment in the pitcher filter is perfect for multiplication, so bacteria can reach higher concentrations. This can make you sick if you continue to use the old filter.
Is it safe to drink water from an expired filter?
An expired filter MAY no longer purify the water but is most likely safe to drink the water that flows through it. Chloramines in the water will not allow the growth of bacteria.
Does Brita need to be refrigerated?
Most manufacturers do recommend refrigeration, though not always with an emphasis on health and safety. “We recommend that you store your Brita system in the refrigerator to get cold, great-tasting water,” reads the manual for the Brita Smart Pitcher OB39/42632, a top performer in our latest water filter review.