In a world where everyone is trying to make a quick buck, it’s no wonder there are those out there making and selling counterfeit water filters. Unfortunately, there are many dangers to using these fake water filters in which many people are unaware. In this case, you may want to research those off-brand or generic water filters before purchasing and installing them – they can cost you more than you know!
First and foremost, keep in mind that there are several different kinds of water filters. For example, a RO system contains a semi-permeable membrane which catches 99.9% of contaminants. Your refrigerator may have a built-in water filter, or your office’s stand-alone cooler may as well. And while keeping up maintenance on a home or office’s water filters is commendable, understanding what you are putting into your appliances is a whole other animal!
Dangers of Fake Water Filters
While they may look the same and even produce water which looks similar to your last water filter, this doesn’t mean they won’t cause problems. Here are some of the dangers of counterfeit water filters:
- They may not work well with your water purifier.
- They may produce contaminated water due to not being produced correctly.
- Fake water filters may end up costing people their health and their expensive appliance!
The biggest thing to take into account is how to spot counterfeit water filters.
- They often weight less than genuine water filters. This is because they use less or different material than brand-name filters which are created to go with that specific water purifier!
- Where they cost less, they may be costing you more. Keep in mind that genuine filters meet manufacturer standards whereas the off brand may not come anywhere close!
- Counterfeit water filters are often packaged almost identical to the generic brands.
- Genuine water filters are NSF certified and that symbol can be found on the packaging. Counterfeit or fake filters may be missing that mark altogether!
In summary, we get it! Who wants to spend more money on a genuine filter when they can get a generic one for a fraction of the price. The issue is that this could end up costing you money in the long term (especially after the filter damages ones appliances, and provides less-than-par water to the people drinking it). This is where we come in!
Aquasani LLC is a water purification company located in Springfield, Mo. and services NW Arkansas, SW Missouri and Central Missouri. One of the services we offer is stress-free maintenance. This means our clients purchase a water purification system, whether that be UV light, reverse osmosis, or a water softener, and after installation we maintain the system for you! Our team will call and schedule and appointment when it is time to change your filters, and we will bring out quality and certified filters for your water purification system! Give us a call today to schedule a complimentary quote! (417) 881-4000.
About Aquasani in Springfield, Mo.
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Jefferson City, Springfield, Mo., Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Joplin, Branson and even Harrison, Arkansas, and Bentonville. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole house air purification systems, problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices, and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser (including Keurig coffee makers), deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or fill out the form below and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!