Residential – Commercial Water Purification Systems

Berkey water purifiers are perhaps a great system for use during travel or any other outdoor activity. If you are planning to buy one and are not able to decide, then this guide is for you…

Berkey water purifiers are powerful systems that purify treated water and water from raw sources like lake, stream and stagnant ponds with ease.

A water purification system is an essential item especially if you are in a foreign location where available water is of substandard quality. This system is perfect for environments which are hostile and there is no electricity, water pressure or treated water.

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Water purification filter with activated charcoal and other filter substrates

Top Features
Water usage greatly varies from person to person and family to family. There are many models of Berkey purifiers, and each of them is loaded with features. The small ones are for the singles or couples at home.

They are an ideal travel companion as they can be stored easily because they can reduce up to 8×13 inches. They have a long life as they can filter up to 6,000 gallons of tap water. The bigger water filters are a perfect choice for larger places like churches, schools etc.

They are user friendly, economical and reliable systems which many international relief organizations depend on to supply water to people during the time of disasters.

Top Models
Big Berkey Water Filter System with 2 Black Berkey Filter ElementsThis system is for home users with small or medium sized families. This system helps in removing pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites completely.

Apart from that it also removes harmful chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and organic solvents. It reduces nitrates, nitrites and minerals like lead and mercury which pose great danger to your health.

This one consists of two purification elements, can store 2.25 gallons of water and is designed to maximize space saving. Some customers feel that the technical support from Berkey is wonderful, but want to know whether anyone has performed water tests on the system’s filters.

Also, its filter’s formulation was tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories and it was found that it exceeded EPA and ANSI / NSF protocol.

New Berkey Light Water Filter System with 2 Black Berkey Filters
This system is constructed of shatter resistant, strong BPA copolyester. It comprises of latest technology and its storage capacity is 2.75 gallons.

Its 2 Black Berkey purification elements can purify 4 gallons of water in an hour and are self sterilizing and easily cleanable. Once you get used to drinking water from this system, you’ll start smelling chemicals even in bottled water.

Some consumers feel that it is best for off grid families and outdoor applications as it filters bacteria and harmful chemicals in an efficient manner. However some say that it doesn’t remove fluorides.

They don’t like the plastic accessories like the tap, which can wear off fast. The initial cost of the unit is high at $209, but considering the cost of treated bottles of water you buy each year, this initial cost is very small.

Sports Berkey Portable Water Filter Bottle are considered to be an ideal travel companion, this product features the Ionic Adsorption Micro Filtration System. The filter is so designed that it helps in removing a variety of health-threatening pollutants from water sources like lakes, tube-wells, ponds and streams.

Technology used in filters uses the concept of ‘adsorption’ whereby media present inside the filters remove contaminants by attracting them to the surface of the media.

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Some consumers have used these models in environments where they were kayaking. They used that creek water and found that it got filtered well. On the flip side, this bottle is not good at filtering fluorides.

Reasons for its Popularity
In general, Berkey water purifiers are great water purification systems which have more positive reviews from customers than negative. This technology is quite advanced as they can treat any type of water.

Apart from that they are available in 7 different housing models, suiting the budget of every individual. All the models have distinct features and can function with ease without electricity and pressure. It can filter non-potable water and convert it into healthy, sparkling water.

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By scheduling a FREE consultation, you have absolutely no obligations. The consultation allows us to evaluate your bite and to discuss our findings with you.

While there is no standard price for braces because treatments vary in time and complexity, an average fee at our office for clear or traditional metal braces or Invisalign treatment ranges between $2,500 and $5,500. All fees are paid out over time with small initial payments and affordable monthly payment plans that are created just for you to work within your family budget.

At our office, we offer the finest possible products at reasonable costs. After the initial free consultation, you are welcome to shop around and compare our services with our competitors. You will then find that other orthodontists charge much more for the same exact quality and service that you will receive at our office. (Some even go as far as charging over $10,000!)

We offer family discounts up to 10% and we also offer 10% discounts on payments that are made in full and upfront.

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Treatment does not end when braces are removed, we continue to see our patients free of charge, to make sure that their teeth stay straight and that their retainers are working properly. These visits are included in our agreement.
Keep in mind, teeth shift as we get older and the only way to keep them straight is to wear your retainers.

So, what types of retainers will you be getting?

The types of retainers you will have all depend on your initial problem.

At our office, we recommend permanent bonded retainers at least on the lower front teeth. It is the lower teeth that are the most susceptible to shift after treatment. This type of retainer is glued in on the back of your teeth and is not visible to others. The permanent bonded retainers are safe for your teeth and can always be removed by a dentist. The only disadvantage of this type of retainer is that it is difficult to floss (in this case, we recommend for you to use super-floss and a Waterpic to clean between your teeth).

Occasionally, we use permanent bonded retainers on the upper front teeth in addition the lower front teeth. This will keep them from moving after active treatment with braces or Invisalign.

Aside from a permanent bonded retainer, there are two other types of retainers that are quite popular.

The Hawley Retainer is made of acrylic and metal. The acrylic goes behind your teeth and up against your upper palate. The metal bar is placed in front of your teeth. This type of retainer is visible to others and it is removable. This is the biggest disadvantage of these types of retainers — the retainer is supposed to be worn all of the time except when eating and brushing your teeth. The Hawley Retainer is long lasting and it is adjustable. This retainer is meant to be worn full time for the first year. After that, you can begin to wear the retainer only at night time for as long as possible. braces - orthodontic treatment

An Essex Retainer comes in a clear plastic and looks like an Invisalign aligner tray. This type of retainer is not visible and is worn full time for the first week. After that, the retainer can be worn only at night time.

Sometimes, depending on the case, the doctors at our office will give you both types of retainers — the permanent bonded retainer for 24/7 protection and the Essex Retainers that are only supposed to be worn at night for extra protection. More information on this website