Maintenance and Cleaning Of Your Berkey Water Filter System

Maintenance and Cleaning
Of Your Berkey Water Filter System

Cleaning Your Berkey Water Filter System

Your Berkey water filter system is designed to provide a lifetime of purified drinking water for you and your family. Because of the effects water deposits and contaminants have on your unit it is necessary to clean your unit on a regular basis. We recommend cleaning your Berkey stainless steel chambers monthly, and the Black Berkey Purification elements every six months or as filtration speed slows. The container is made of a high-quality stainless steel that is easy to clean and maintain by just following a few simple instructions.

Cleaning The Stainless Steel Chambers

  • Remove Black Berkey Purification Elements and Fluoride Filters if applicable
  • Store filters in a safe place where there is no possibility of them rolling and breaking
  • Remove Spigot
  • Wash the container by hand using warm water and a mild dishwashing soap
  • The stainless steel chambers can also be placed in a dishwasher to be washed
  • If your water contains harmful contaminants be sure to add about 16 drops of household bleach to each gallon of water being used for cleaning.
  • After washing with bleach, wash and rinse again with warm water and a mild dish soap
  • The best method for drying your container is to let it air dry.
  • Reassemble your Berkey after it dries and resumes filtering water.
  • For all of your Berkey upkeep needs, check out the Berkey Maintenance Kit.