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What is a 7SO Softening Cartridge?

This pretty cool piece of equipment is used for food service and commercial applications. It can give you delicious specialty coffee, wonderfully strong espresso or refreshing, crisp ice tea. This cartridge reduces minerals like calcium and magnesium which cause hard water. It’s like having a mini water softener under your sink. This is ideal for hard water at a flow rate as high as 1/2 gallon per minute. The ion exchange technology is a carbon and resin blend. The cartridge has a psi range of 10-125, as well as, a temperature range of 35 to 100 degrees. The 2,000 grain capacity is ideal for high mineral content and low volume application. What is the proper way to use the 7SO (EV9607-04)? Usually it is a 2 stage setup. The first stage would be a MC2 (EV9612-56) filter. This reduces the chlorine, sediment, taste and odor. The precoat sub-micron technology reduces the dirt and particles as small as 1/2 micron. The 2nd stage is the 7SO, which reduces the hardness. Best operating procedure is to change the cartridge every 6 months just like most other filters. To determine cartridge life, divide total capacity of cartridge by the hardness in grains per gallon (gpg). So for example, 2,000 grains for the 7SO divided by 15 grains of hardness, you would exhaust this cartridge after running approximately 133 gallons of water through it. You can also change when hardness of treated water increases to more than 3 grains per gallon. Do not exceed recommended flow rate which is 0.5 gallons per minute. Don’t forget to flush the cartridge when you install it or change one out. You do this by running water through it for five minutes at full flow. This should be done no matter what filters you are using. The other great thing about this cartridge is that it fits all existing Everpure heads. No electrical connection is required. So if you have hard water in your foodservice location and want great tasting espresso we would recommend the 7SO. For more information on how we can help you on this system or others like it please call us at 800-942-7873.

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Why is NSF Certification Important?

Why is NSF certification on your water filters so important? Especially if the filtration I am looking at has the same components and uses the same micron level as the filtration with the NSF certification on it. The reason why it is important is because it provides assurance that a certified product, material, component or service complies with the technical requirements of the referenced standard.

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NSF Standard 42 covers Point of Use (POU) and Point of Entry (POE) systems designed to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants (such as chlorine, taste and odor, and particulates) that may be present in public or private drinking water. Class assignment for particulate reduction assigns ratings from Class VI, removing particulates ranging 50 micron to Class I, removing contaminants to ½ micron.  Water filtration systems in healthcare locations are recommended to utilize NSF 53 rated systems as they are rated for health concerns. NSF Standard 53 addresses POU and POE systems designed to reduce specific health-related contaminants that may be present in public or private drinking water. Everpure systems come in both NSF 42 and 53 certifications and the ratings can be utilized to determine the correct application dependent on the requirements for the water.  At Filter Pure, we aim to provide the highest quality water for all applications, whether it is regarding taste or health concerns. One of the most widely utilized filters for POU protection in a hospital is the Everpure i2000, EV961222.  The i2000 is rated NSF 53 providing filtration and bacterial protection for the water entering ice machines. This helps to eliminate contamination growth at a central location point in hospitals. The ice from these machines can be used for drinking, injuries, or various other applications used by patients and staff.  By reducing the likelihood of having exposure to contamination, you are providing a greater level of security for the protection of your facility. An additional concern for water protection is the ingredient water being used for drinks and food production in your facility.  Everpure filters are known in the restaurant industry as the filter to use when you want the best water and a guarantee of the quality you will receive.  We recommend the MC2, EV961256 as a great starting point for finding a water filtration solution for your foodservice needs.  The MC2 is rated NSF 53 with a Class I rating for ½-micron particulate reduction.  This gives your facility great tasting and healthy water that you can serve while again providing that extra level of protection for staff and patients. NSF Standards allow the user an objective way to compare water filtration systems. The first thing to consider before selecting a water filtration system is what are your water quality needs and will this system meet those needs.  In some cases, information about the quality of water coming into the facility will be required and that is when a water test is utilized to isolate variables that may be causing a problem in your water supply.  Filter capacity and flow rates are taken into consideration during sizing as well, since over-sized filters will incur increased cost and under-sizing the filter will reduce the life of equipment causing additional problems from poor performance.  For more information on system sizing or the filtration in use at your facility give us a call at 1-800-942-7873 and we will be glad to review your equipment to ensure you are getting the appropriate level of filtration for your facility.

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The Greatest Water Filter Ever Made!

Could it be that Everpure has created the greatest commercial water filter ever made, the MC2 filter (EV9612-56)?  What makes a good water filter great? The same thing that makes any product great, LOVE! If you have ever eaten at a chain restaurant, then you have more than likely tasted the water generated from this filter, and according to domestic and global sales on this filter, we all loved it! So how did this filter become the greatest commercial food service filter of all time?!

It all started in 1933,  Mr. CB Oliver founded a water treatment company in Chicago, Illinois, called Tested Appliances. His own idea of a pre-coat multi-fold complex filter body was the basis for the Everpure filter of today. The multi-fold complex filter body gave the filter greater surface area, basically six times the area that you get with a standard carbon block filter.

In 1957, Tested Appliances Company changed its name to Everpure. Then in 1963, Everpure moved its headquarters to Oak Brook, Illinois to work directly with McDonald’s Corporation to perfect a water filter system for all of its stores. That collaboration led to the T-9 water purifier that was rolled out into all McDonald’s restaurants in 1966.  In 1967, Everpure developed a unique form of microscopy purification, the Micropure multi-fold multiplexing filter body, with pre-coat technology. This technology completely revolutionized the water treatment industry.

Ever wonder what “MC2” stands for? “McDonald’s Cold”, the 2 stands for an even newer Everpure innovation AgION silver, ion antimicrobial. AgION antimicrobial in the filter means that even if your employees forget to change the filter, the AgION will kill any bacteria accumulating within the filter. So now you know why a McDonald’s Coke tastes like a Coke right out of the can.

Water is 87% of McDonald’s soda and the MC2 filtered water is what makes it so delicious. At a ½ micron rating, both NSF 42 and 53 this filter even takes cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia out of the water. What it really means is that the restaurants that “LOVE” their customers, like McDonald’s, use the greatest filter ever made to insure that the consistent quality they want their guests to enjoy is delivered. For more info on the greatest water filter ever, the MC2, contact us at 800-942-7873 or click the link below to ask us a question!

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How Often Do I Change My Water Filter?

One of the most common questions we hear from our customers is in regards to how frequently a water filter cartridge should be changed. Whether it’s a standard sediment or carbon filter, every customer has one key priority in mind: How Long Will I Have Dependably Clean, Great Tasting Water? In other words, how can I be sure that my filter is still reducing the impurities that can impact the flavor of my water? Our standard answer: It depends. The frequency of filter changes depends upon your water quality and your water usage. For example, if there are a lot of sediment particulates in your water, then you will have to change your filters more frequently than someone with little to no sediment. If you are a large restaurant consuming large amounts of water a minute or a hospital with large ice machines, then your usage will demand more frequent filter changes. Having said that, we suggest replacement schedules that are generally as follows: Everpure High Flow CRS Quad MC2 System The most common Everpure Filtration System, mainly seen in the back of the house of restaurants should be changed every 6 months, or every 36,000 gallons. The EC210 prefilter, to the left of the MC2 filters, should be changed more frequently to extend the life of the MC2 filters. We recommend every 3-4 months.       Insurice Triple PF i4000(2) System w/ 20″ Prefilter For water filtration on ice machines, sometimes it can be difficult knowing when to change the filters, especially if you see no difference in the ice. But even if the ice is fine, deep inside the machine inches of scale can be forming and ruining your machine. That’s why it is important to keep a filter change out schedule. We recommend every 6 months or however many gallons are specified on the water filters. For the system pictured to the left, the Insurice Triple PF i4000(2), change those filters every 36,000 gallons of use. Again, changing the prefilter will give your primary cartridges longer life. You should also replace your water filters whenever you notice a decline in performance, whether it is a drop in flow rate and/or pressure, or an unusual taste in the water. You should also, per the CDC, replace your water filter after any boil water advisory alert is lifted in your area. Remember: taste and odor may tip you off to the presence of chlorine in your water, but most contaminants are tasteless and odorless. For the benefit of our customers, we have set-up automatic electronic reminders that are sent when we see that their filters are due to be replaced, based on order history.  We can even set-up Auto-Ship for customers that know they will need water filters by a certain date, but may not remember to place an order. If you have a water filter or filter model not included in the list above, and have a question regarding how often you should replace your filter, I invite you to submit a question below or call our team at 1-800-942-7873. Click here to ask us a question!

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Congratulations Generation Food Truck!

Congratulations to Generation Food Truck for making it into the Guinness Book of World Records! On March 29th, the largest parade of food trucks, numbered at 121, all arrived at the Florida State Fair Grounds to achieve the record of the World’s Largest Food Truck Festival right here in Tampa!! We are so proud of all our clients who attended the event with our Everpure products on board!  Trucks are now taking advantage of the new Everpure 4FC systems; a small under counter system offering high quality 0.5 micron filtration with a 15,000 gallons capacity per cartridge. For more information check out our website at www.FilterPure.com or call us at 800-942-7873.