The life span of your ZeroWater filter depends on how much water you consume and the number of TDS (total dissolved solids) in your tap water. Determining the number of gallons your household will yield with a single filter will depend on the water source and how your city or municipality treats drinking water.
ZeroWater users should maintain the effectiveness of their filters by regularly changing them once the TDS meter reads more than 006 on filtered water. As we’ll cover later in this article, there may be other indicators that it’s time to change your filter, such as a lemon taste in your ZeroWater after filtration.
Why Does My ZeroWater Filter Taste Like Lemon?
Unlike conventional water filter systems, a noticeable change in taste or smell is a common indication that you may need to change your ZeroWater filter. This is because ZeroWater filters reduce a whopping 99.6% of TDS including lead and other heavy metals! Once a filter has reached the end of its life, it may result in a lemon taste or scent.
The most common reason why your ZeroWater filter may seem to make your water have a slightly acidic lemon taste is due to a build-up of TDS. Thanks to our Ecofilters and premium 5-stage ion exchange water filters, each ZeroWater filter works incredibly hard during its lifespan to deliver pure-tasting water. But everything has its time and place, including ZeroWater filters. If your water tastes like lemon, it’s likely time to replace the filter.
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Luckily, TDS meters are included with every ZeroWater filtration system so you can check the quality of your water before a change in taste occurs.
Much less common is the occurrence of different filter or pitcher components breaking down. While there are several DIY tests you can perform on a pitcher filter system including taking apart and inspecting the different components and making sure your TDS meter is working properly; ZeroWater filters with apparent manufacturing defects will be replaced free of charge within 30 days.
What To Do When My ZeroWater Filter Tastes Like Lemon?
There are several different steps ZeroWater customers can take if and when their water starts tasting like lemon. After all, when life gives you lemons, there’s always the option to make lemonade.
Jokes aside, here a few tests consumers can perform to troubleshoot their water filter:
- Rinse the filter
- Check that the pitcher and different filter components are functioning properly
- Change the filter
- Utilize your TDS meter to check TDS levels in the filtered water
- Confirm you are filtering cold water as opposed to warm or hot water
How To Replace Your ZeroWater Filter
If you’ve concluded that the water filter in your pitcher requires replacing, purchasing a replacement water filter is easy. We offer a wide variety of replacement filter pack sizes to best suit your household water intake and tap water circumstances.
The experts at ZeroWater have also set up a sustainable water filter recycling program so that ZeroWater customers can purchase with confidence knowing there are options to help reduce their carbon footprint. All viable filter materials are reused or recycled by the water sanitation professionals at ZeroWater.
Purchase a Pitcher or Filter Today
If you need consistently pure water, ZeroWater proudly offers some of the most competitive in-home water pitchers on the market. With the power of our five-step filtration method, each cup is more refreshing than the last.
That is until your filter has run its course and there’s a direct correlation between the taste and the TDS in your water. Then you know it’s time for a new filter and another refreshing cup.