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How Do Refrigerator Water Filters Work?
04.06.2022 | GlacialPure | GlacialPure Blog

The importance of clean drinking water is of course well recognised. In the western world though, it's become a thing that we tend to take for granted. As instances of illness or infection from unclean water are relatively rare, there is a tendency to think that our water is 100% safe.

Even with modern sanitation and water purification methods, you might well be surprised at how many potential contaminants can make it through. When you consider that tap water often contains chlorine and even traces of heavy metals like lead and mercury, it's likely you will reach the conclusion that you can't take any risks with yours and your family's health.

On hot days, refilling a filter jug over and over for cold water can be a hassle. A fridge water filter, of course, removes the need for this; but do they really work? Below we answer all of your questions on water filters, giving you the how, the why and the where of water filters for your fridge.


Do Fridge Water Filters Really Work?

With so many brands now offering filtered water, it might seem that there’s not going to be one straight answer. However, the differences between say a Samsung fridge water filter, a LG water filter, or GE water filters are minimal, as every refrigerator water filter works in basically the same way. So the short answer is: yes! A fridge water filter will not only remove traces of chlorine and heavy metals, it will also remove fluoride, nitrates, and parasites and bacterias. Not to mention dirt and rust picked up in transit through old pipes.

Like most water filters, fridge water filters force water through activated carbon, which cleans the water using a process called chemical absorption. Activated carbon has a huge surface area relative to its size, with one gram of activated carbon having an area in excess of 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft). This incredible property makes it the perfect element for filtration.

Although smaller than some other water filters, a water filter for fridge use will still remove the vast majority of toxins and contaminants. What’s more, it provides you with ice-cold water year-round, and removes the need to refrigerate jugs of water, taking up your time (and precious fridge space).

No matter the brand, the answer is the same. With a clean water filter, your fridge filters  nastiest elements out of your drinking water without you even having to think about it.


Are Refrigerator Water Filters Worth It?

If you’re mulling over that Samsung water filter replacement America’s water quality, as we’ve explained above, has to be a factor. With the cost of replacing filters so low, the potential for toxins, heavy metals, rust and dirt to be passed into your drinking water should be enough to convince most. It should hopefully not be a particularly difficult judgement call, based on you and/or your family’s long term health alone, to replace your filters.

Unfiltered water can also have a strange taste and carry unpleasant odours. If you’re not convinced by the health issues, we’re sure you will be when you hit that water button looking for refreshment - and all you get is smelly water. Replacing your water filter regularly means that you have easy access to clean water at all times.


Refrigerator Water Filters – Are They Necessary?

Well, you wouldn’t consider eating unclean food, and water should be no different. If you want ice-cold, clean and safe water in your home then a fridge filter gives you not only convenience but peace of mind. However, changing your filters regularly is also necessary, meaning you safeguard the long term health of you and your family. The need is the same, and whether your fridge is made by GE, Whirlpool, LG or samsung, fridge filter replacement is always necessary if you want to feel 100% safe. Unchanged filters not only become less effective over time, allowing through more and more of the unpleasant elements you want removed, but can breed problems of their own.


Does A Refrigerator Water Filter Remove Bacteria?

Drinking water, although generally safe, can contain some quite unpleasant and illness-causing bacterias. With E. coli and fecal coliforms sometimes present due to contamination, it’s no wonder you might want to know how effective your fridge filtering system is. Especially when you consider that these bacteria cause vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and much more besides.

Luckily, activated carbon, the active ingredient in the water filter if you will, is excellent and absorbing such bacteria, meaning that so long as your filter is clean, you can rest assured that you are safe. However, over time bacteria can build up in your filter, meaning they are not only ineffective but potentially harmful. That samsung water filter you trusted, or the LG water filter you put your faith in, could become your worst enemy.

This is why it is crucial that you change your water filters regularly, so you do not allow them to become breeding grounds for bacteria. A fresh water filter, however, provides a 100% reliable barrier between these nasties, and you and your family.


Where To Buy A Fridge Water Filter

By now we hope you can see why replacing your fridge filter regularly is so important. However, knowing that is one thing; knowing what to do about it is quite another. And even then, finding the right filter at the right price, in a market with so many brands and models, can be a complicated business. Typing phrases like “samsung water filter for fridge” into your search engine will probably get you nowhere fast.

Luckily for you, discount fridge filters have already thought of all of this. Whether you’re looking for an LG water filter, Maytag water filter replacement cartridges, samsung fridge filters, Kenmore water filters, an LG water filter, an aqua pure water filter or a GE fridge filter , we have you covered. With our comprehensive stock, it’s easy to find the right model too.

Finding a generic samsung fridge filter might not be so testing - but if you’re struggling to find something rarer, just plug whatever it is into our search bar. Whether it’s the (LG) LT700P, or the (samsung) DA29 00020B you need, we think you’ll be surprised. No matter how specific your needs, we’re confident we’ll be able to satisfy them.

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