How To Clean Berkey Filters Video. Use a cleaning pad similar to a scotch brite pad or a stiff toothbrush and gently scrub the outside of the black berkey filters under cool running water. If you are forced to clean your berkey system elements with compromised water, we recommend adding 16 drops of household bleach or iodine for every gallon of water being used to clean the elements.
Berkey earth filters are more economical and are about 34% cheaper in price then the purification elements. Soak washers, plugs, spigot step 4: I mixed up a 1/2 gallon so i used 1/2 teaspoon of dye.
Every new berkey owner will make one of these mistakes:
Clean filters about every 6 months if you notice a slower flow rate. Scrub it down with a scotch brite pad under cold running water. Soak washers, plugs, spigot step 4: First remove all the water from the berkey system.