Water Quality Association and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 40 percent of Americans have some type of water treatment device in their homes. The primary reason for the popularity of water treatment systems is simple.
Clean drinking water is the foundation for establishing a healthy daily routine.
With hundreds of contaminants lurking in our water supply, a water treatment device can remove harmful pollutants such as lead and arsenic. The question is not whether to install a water treatment device. Instead, the question is what mistakes should avoid when buying a kitchen faucet filter.
Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing a Kitchen Faucet Filter
Because of a rapidly declining infrastructure and water that contains a high number of contaminants, a kitchen faucet filer has become an integral appliance for installation in both your home and workplace. However, most of us do not understand what it takes to install the right kitchen faucet filter. The result typically is installing an inferior system that does not remove pollutants from your water supply, as well as costs you money that can run into the hundreds of dollars.
Buying a high-caliber kitchen faucet filter is not just about knowing what to look for in a home or office water treatment system. It’s also about understanding the mistakes consumers make when they purchase a kitchen faucet filter.
Relying Too Much on Customer Reviews
Asking someone that you trust for a product recommendation is a great way to select the right kitchen faucet filter for your home. Word of mouth advertising is still the king of product promotions. With the explosion of customer review sites, word of mouth advertising has gone to the next level. The difference is you do not know any of the people behind the customer reviews.
One of the biggest mistakes made by consumers is relying too much on the advice of someone they do not know. The reason for this is many negative customer reviews are not the fault of the manufacturer, but instead, the fault of the customer.
For example, you can read dozens of negative reviews about a large number of kitchen faucet filters. The detective part of your buying process has to come to the forefront because you need to understand the mistakes made by the same people that leave negative product reviews.
Lack of Water Testing
You cannot buy the right filter unless you discover what contaminants the device needs to filter. This means you should have your home drinking water tested by a certified professional before you start to research different products. Some manufacturers like to claim their filters remove all types of contaminants, but the truth is most water treatment systems specialize in removing specific contaminants.
Lack of water testing can lead to customer reviews like this:
“I used the conductivity meter in our lab to test the water sample before and after the filtering by this product. The results from my conductivity meter showed no difference before and after the filtering. That means the Mg or Ca salts dissolve inside water were not been removed by this filter. I’m not sure whether it can remove Lead or Mercury, but I’m pretty sure that this product cannot soften your water.”
We emphasize the importance of testing tap water before shopping for a faucet filter. You have to know what is in your water supply before installing a device that removes it. “Pretty sure” does not cut it when you buy a faucet filter. Testing your water ensures you become “Very sure.”
No Penny Pinching
“I bought it because of the price but I had to throw away the first one because it didn’t work and the second one started out great. After three days it stopped working and the water tasted bad. Throw away again.”
Never succumb to the temptation to cut corners by considering only the cheapest models. As we mention with cartridges, sacrificing quality for price can cost you more money in the long run. You also do not want to purchase a water treatment system that breaks down frequently. Maintenance can eventually cost you more than the device itself.
When you install the five-stage faucet filter, you are installing a water treatment device that delivers the highest rate of return on your home water treatment investment. The affordable price is just the start of the value delivered by the water treatment system. Also, the device lasts for years because of its highly-durable design and construction.
Not Looking for Reputable Certifications
Regardless of the type of water filter you want to buy, make sure it has the two leading organizations certifying it for quality. The two most respected certification organizations are the Water Quality Association (WQA) and the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Neglecting to verify both certifications can lead to you buying an inferior kitchen faucet filter. Both organizations ensure manufacturers exceed high-quality standards. Uncertified filters are always inferior in quality to kitchen faucet filters that receive NSF and WQA certifications.
The five-stage faucet filter has earned both coveted water treatment certifications.
High-Tech Does Not Equal Quality
Advanced technology is an irreplaceable part of our lives. From expansive home entertainment systems to minute conduits along an HVAC superhighway, we depend on the latest technology to enhance our comfort zones. The same cannot be said for the technology associated with water treatment systems.
Before you plunk down hundreds of dollars for the latest technological water treatment gimmick, ask yourself one question: Do you really need to pay more for something that does not get the job done right. A high price water treatment system that includes an expensive UV purification light might not be worth the investment in a water treatment system like a kitchen faucet filter.
For example, our five-stage faucet filter removes and significantly reduces the concentration of harmful chemicals and sediment by utilizing organic filtering methods. You do not pay extra for elaborate technology that does not measure up to the performance of a natural water-filtering system.
Forgetting that Size Matters
Do you remember the emphasis we placed on buying the correct size filter? Unfortunately, many customer reviews blame the manufacturer for the size issues, when in fact they should be responsible because they did not measure the area of the sink.
“Doesn’t keep position on the sink and moves around at the base. The base should not move. Try to move the faucet head and the whole thing moves.”
“It is not easy to install this water filter. It is not fit at all.”
Imagine you just brought home a new faucet filter only to discover it is either too small or too small for the sink. Do not make the mistake of guessing about size because that mistake is not covered under any product warranty. Our five-stage faucet filter represents one of the most versatile drinking water treatment systems because of its optimal size.
Falling for Tall Tales
Some manufacturers make outrageous claims when it comes to what their water treatment systems accomplish. Falling for the tall tales spun by manufacturers is a surefire way to purchase a kitchen faucet filter that performs poorly. The manufacturers that make outrageous claims typically do so during infomercials and/or by telling tall tales on the company website. To ensure you do not fall for false advertising, make sure to buy a kitchen faucet filter that comes with a comprehensive warranty.
Do Not Buy on Brand Name Alone
When you research the best kitchen faucet filters, you can expect to come across several popular brands, such as PUR, Brita, and Waterdrop. The most-recognized brands that sell water treatment systems leverage their brand names to increase the price of their products. Referred to as brand equity, the amount of money charges on brand name alone is not worth the investment made on a faucet filter.
We have a better idea, and it is called investing in a high-quality water treatment system like the five-stage faucet filter. Our affordable and high-performance filter is priced to reflect the quality of the design, as well as the device’s capability to remove and reduce more contaminants than any other filter in its class. The brand name might matter for a company such as Microsoft, but it has no place in the buying process for the right kitchen faucet filter.
Miscalculating How Much Water You Need
Another common and often costly mistake made by homeowners is failing to calculate an accurate amount of water used over a designated period. They buy a filter that is too small that does not deliver the right flow rate, or they purchase a filter that is too large because the filter does not need to handle a large amount of water. As the frustration mounts, homeowners that miscalculated water usage amounts leave negative reviews about the water treatment system when instead, they should have looked in the mirror to see who was culpable for buying the wrong kitchen faucet filter.
One of the first words of advice that we give potential customers is to find out how much water their households use per day. Knowing the answer to the water consumption question goes a long way in determining what type of kitchen faucet filter you should install for home and office use.
Failing to Account for Water Pressure
Homeowners that access private well systems are most likely to make this mistake. If you use water obtained from a private well system, you have to ensure the well water pressure is compatible with what a kitchen faucet filter can handle. A well pump that generates less water than the filter needs to operate at an optimal level means you can expect the flow rate of the filtered water to be considerably slower than it should be.
Because of its five stages of water filtering, our kitchen faucet filter can adapt not only to different levels of water pressure, but also quick changes in water pressure that are caused by water company projects and breaks in a water main. You always enjoy the cleanest and freshest tap water regardless of the pressure of the water flowing into your home or workplace.
Not Factoring in Maintenance Costs
We cannot emphasize this enough: Cutting corners on cost will inevitably lead to high operating and maintenance.
“Had this less than 8 months and it cracked. A small crack so the water streams out the side of the filtering unit. I specifically bought the stainless steel one thinking it would last longer than an earlier plastic version I had purchased. No go. It broke MUCH SOONER than the plastic one. It now spurts water all over the place when I turn on the filter.”
Mistake number one was buying a plastic kitchen faucet filter. Mistake number two was not confirming the quality of the stainless steel used to construct the second filter.
You also have to consider how difficult a filter is to clean. Some faucet filters require the cleaning services of a costly licensed professional. This is not the case with the five-stage faucet filter. The easy to clean water treatment system requires just a quick wipe down every week to ensure it operates at peak efficiency.
Our Solution: The 5-Stage Faucet Filter
Five stages of filtering make our kitchen faucet filter a popular choice among customers. The PVA non-woven fabric at the top of the system decreases the number of heavy metals like zinc and cadmium. Stages two and three filter out most of the dangerous chlorine to produce clean drinking water. Activated carbon at stage four removes any leftover chlorine in under one second. It is the only material that removes all 12 identified herbicides, 14 pesticides, and 32 organic contaminants. As the final stage of our filter, the second layer of PVA non-woven fabric enhances the quality of your drinking water.
From drinking water to the water used to fill a bathtub, using clean water is the key to enjoying improved health. Learn more about our high-performance five-stage kitchen faucet filter by visiting our website.