Know About bathroom shower head filters
September 10, 2018
Types of filter used – The main component of a shower head filter is the filter incorporated into it. This part removes the particles from the water and makes it safe for use. However, not all products come with the same type of filter, yes, there are different types of filters that are designed to remove specific particles from the water.
- Multi-level carbon filter – This type of filter pushes the water through 10-12 different medium, which in turn removes the maximum contaminants from the water. One of the advantages of this type of filter is that is almost, as efficient as, the filters used in water filters.
- KDF filter – KDF filters are those filters that are made of zinc and copper and are best efficient in removing viruses and bacteria’s. This type of filters could also be used with carbon filters and the filter is best recommended for people who have municipal or water with chlorine content.
- Vitamin C filter – This type of filter is best efficient for removing particles like chlorine and chloramines particle from the water. However, most of the experts comment that this is the least efficient filter available, as it is not efficient in removing any particle else. On the other hand, the filter has proved to increase the overall aspect of the water that passes through it.
Type of restrictor valve – The pressure of the water that comes out of a shower head is equally important as the filtration of the water. Most of the people would not consider purchasing a showerhead filter product that reduces the water pressure to an annoying level. However, pressure above a certain level is also not recommended. In order, to maintain the water pressure level, the products come incorporated with restrictor valves that regulate the water pressure to an optimum level. PS: Restrictor valve reduces the water pressure if the pressure too strong and regulates the pressure if the pressure is too low. With this being told, you should know that different models of shower head filters come with different type of restrictor valve. Therefore, it is very important that you check the pressure of the water flow you have and then purchase a showerhead filter with the appropriate restrictor valve.
Ease of installation – There are different types of showerhead filters available on the market right now, most of them are easy to install and some products cannot be installed without an expert plumber. It is always recommended that you consider purchasing a showerhead filter that is easy to install and does not require any expert plumbers for the installation process.
Warranty – Showerhead filters come with replaceable cartridges and these cartridges play an important role in purifying the water. However, some customers have reviewed the product to malfunction within a few months of use. So, it is very important that you purchase a product with a minimum 1-year warranty.