Here at Tap Warehouse, we’ve got a rather innovative product we’d like to talk about today! Feast your eyes on the Vellamo Complete Water Filter Kit.
You can add this fantastic piece of kit to any standard kitchen or bathroom tap whether it be already installed or brand spanking new! These filters are most commonly used for kitchen taps, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t also have beautiful filtered water in your bathroom too - the world is your oyster! It’s the easiest way to get clean filtered water that tastes as though it’s straight out of a bottle… minus the bottle! This wonderful filter is very easy to install and keeps your drinking water both safe and delicious.
What Does It Do?
So what does the filter actually… filter? Well, the Vellamo filter removes impurities including chlorine, VOCs, herbicides and pesticides, whilst also improving the taste of your water and reducing limescale build-up.
Just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area of 500-3000m2. 4 grams is equivalent to a football pitch. It is this massive surface area that makes active carbon filters so incredibly effective in removing nasty contaminants and other substances from water.
According to the EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency in the USA), active carbon is very effective in removing at least 81 chemicals, effective in another 30, and moderately effective for 22 more.
It is also the only filter type to remove all 32 identified organic contaminants including THMs (a carcinogenic by-product of chlorine), and all 14 listed pesticides and 12 herbicides. THMs have been found to cause cancer in laboratory animals, and are created when chlorine reacts with other organic and inorganic compounds found in water. Carbon filtering removes chlorine and prevents THMs from forming.
The Vellamo filter kit also includes phosphate beads to reduce scale and water hardness through sequestration.
People are often skeptical of drinking from their kitchen or bathroom taps for fear of ingesting some unpleasant unknowns (and rightfully so), so why not put your mind at ease and get your hands on a tap filter that means you’ll never have to worry about those darned particulates again?
If you’re like us and love a funky video to show you exactly what we’re talking about, you’re in luck! Take a peek at the video below.
How Does it Work?
The Vellamo under-sink water filter uses a replaceable filter cartridge that includes both a carbon membrane wrap for activated carbon filtering, and phosphate beads to reduce scale and water hardness through sequestration. The result is cleaner, safer, odour-free drinking water, and peace-of-mind for you and your family. This filtered water tastes just as great as bottled water, without the plastic bottle!
We’ve even conducted a tell-all chlorine water test for you to actually see the amazing results of the Vellamo tap filter yourself, take a look!
Why We Love the Vellamo Filter
Here at Tap Warehouse, we’re pretty big fans of this beautiful planet of ours, so we aim to save the environment wherever possible, and we like to make sure that our customers can do the same thing.
It’s safer. Tap water contains chlorine, VOCs and other nasties that are almost certainly doing our bodies no good at all. The Vellamo filter kit does a fantastic job of removing these contaminants and leaving us with clean, safe drinking water on-demand. The manufacturer recommends changing the filter at least every 6 months.
It’s good for the planet. The Vellamo Filter Kit gives you the kind of trustworthy, clean water we all know bottled water to be, without the actual bottle. This is great news for both our pockets and our planet, as not only do we save money by not picking up bottled water at the shops anymore, but we also stop buying plastic which as we all know, is pretty unkind to our lovely world. 13 billion plastic bottles are used in the UK every year, and only half are recycled, that’s 15 million plastic bottles per day which aren’t recycled! You can read more about why plastic isn’t our best friend here - if that isn’t reason enough to get your hands on a snazzy new tap filter, we don’t know what is!
How Do I Install My Filter?
Believe it or not, installing your Vellamo Complete Filter Kit is a far simpler process than you’ve probably imagined. You can become a member of the ‘beautifully clean water club’ in four simple steps, and luckily for you, they’re listed right below!
Turn off the cold water supply and disconnect the cold water tap hose from the supply line.
Install the filter diverting valve inline between the incoming cold water supply and the cold water tap hose.
Install the filter to the cold water filter diverter valve ensuring the direction of flow matches the arrows on the filter head. For this part, push-fit fittings are supplied to make the process as stress-free as possible.
Turn the cold water supply back on and flush the cold water through the tap for 30 seconds.
And there you have it! Your Vellamo Complete Filter Kit is now installed and ready to use - time to give yourself a pat on the back for saving our environment and your own hard-earned cash!
The Important Bits
Of course, maintaining your filter is just as vital as installing it correctly, so it’s important to note that it’s recommended that you change your filter cartridge every six months. Replacement filter cartridges are available and can be purchased any time, so there’s no stress when it comes to upkeep!
If you’ve got any more questions about the Vellamo Complete Filter Kit, our delightful team are here to help, so please do get in touch with us here and we’ll help you in any way we can. Get filtering!