What should I do to maintain my Berkey system?

  • Wash lower box / chamber every month with soapy dishwater.   (This is NOT necessary but good to keep the unit clean)       It's ok too to was the whole unit every 6-12 months when the filters are cleaned too.  
  • In areas with hard water,  where calcium scale may build up on spigot & chambers after long and heavy use.
  • To remove that, soak parts in vinegar or a mix of vinegar and water for about 15-20 minutes...
  • Wipe away calcium scale with a dishwasher pad or soft brush then wash with soapy dishwater and rinse the whole Berkey System with warm water (Not hot water).