Home water filtration has become a fact of life, and your PureSource water filter is a strong ally for good health. The water quality assessments released by municipal water districts are always thick booklets that appear comprehensive. However, the EPA does not demand testing for the thousands of pesticides, herbicides, industrial toxins, and pharmaceutical contaminants reportedly polluting rivers and ground waters. If you live on well water, the situation is even worse with a higher concentration of other toxins and no official testing for metals.
The PureSource water filter is capable of removing many contaminants for better tasting and healthier water. It does require some basic maintenance like any filter, but the convenience and value of filtered water directly from your Frigidaire refrigerator is well worth the cost of filter replacements. Take a closer look at the benefits and maintenance procedures below.
PureSource Water Filter Specifications
This unit is not designed specifically for the removal of heavy metals or chemical contaminants. The NSF Standard 42 certification covers only chlorine, turbidity, and class III particulates. This improves water quality dramatically, and it will help out in other ways as well.
Chlorine is injected into municipal water lines at several points to kill pathogenic bacteria. It is highly effective yet non-specific for pathogens. The friendly bacteria living in the human digestive tract are also killed by chlorine, and this damages the health. You can leave a cup of water on the counter for an hour for the chlorine to evaporate, or you can drink directly from the PureSource water filter.
Class III particulates pose no immediate health risk. These microscopic particles do provide safe harbor for bacteria. They also change the taste and smell of water. Removal of this size particle usually means a filter is able to remove toxins of a similar size as well.
The only maintenance duty is replacing the filter at regular intervals. Every six months is the general rule. This is based on an average family of four. Function of your PureSource water filter is based on the number of gallons it treats before replacement.