How do I store my Berkey PF-2™ water filters?
If the filters have already been used:
Berkey® PF-2™ elements can be stored in a refrigerator, for a short time (but not in a freezer). Remove the filters from the system, place them in a sealed plastic bag, and place them in the least cold part of the refrigerator so they do not freeze.
If you store them in the refrigerator, we recommend priming them for at least one minute, running water in both directions, before using them again.
Berkey PF-2™ elements should not be left in the open air to prevent the possible growth of certain bacteria in the holder.
If you have never used your filters:
If the elements are still in their original packaging and have not been opened, be sure to store them in an area that does not have strong odors, such as a laundry room or garage. Among other things, the elements contain carbon that could absorb odors from the room in which they are stored, such as soap or laundry detergent.