Commissioning a British Berkefeld filter for the first time involves several important steps to ensure efficient and safe operation of the filter. Here are the basic instructions for the first commissioning of a British Berkefeld filter:

    1. Remove all filter elements from their packaging and rinse with clean water to remove any dust or other contamination that may be present.

    1. Before using the Ultra sterasyl cartridge for the first time, remove the packaging and rinse the cartridge under cold tap water for 10-15 seconds.

  1. Mount the filter elements (ceramic cartridges or other) following the assembly instructions.

  2. Fill the filter with clean water until it is full. Then let the water flow through the filter for about 5 hours to remove any particles that may have been released during the assembly of the elements. It is important to discard the first filtration water to remove any residual impurities.

  3. For optimal operation of the filter, it is recommended to regularly clean the filtration elements by following the maintenance instructions.

  4. If the filter has not been used for a long time, it is recommended to perform disinfection before using it again. For this, you can follow the following disinfection instructions.

For optimal cleaning and disinfection of your British Berkefeld filter, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Start by dismantling the ceramic filters. You can rinse them in clear cold water with a new sponge or without any product that could contaminate them. You can use the green side of the sponge. Be careful not to scratch or damage them while cleaning.

  2. Heat 1/2 liter of white vinegar mixed with water. Pour hot vinegar into the upper bowl for cleaning. The upper tank is generally dirtier than the lower one which receives only filtered water. Do this in a kitchen sink with dishcloths on so you don't burn yourself.

  3. Reassemble the filter elements following the assembly instructions.

It is important to clean and sanitize your British Berkefeld filter regularly to ensure efficient and safe operation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team for further assistance.