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Guide to Brita Filter Replacement

Wondering how long unused water filters for Brita systems can last? Or keen to know the expiration date of an opened, used Brita water filter?

In this guide, we’ve shared everything you should know about whether or not Brita filters can expire.

Brita filters don’t expire. Brita says that a sealed, unused water filter has an indefinite lifespan. As long as you store your filter in a sealed bag in a cool, dry place, it shouldn’t ever expire. 

Yes, opened Brita filters do expire. The moment the filter first comes into contact with water, the clock starts counting down until its expiry date.

Do Opened Brita Filters Expire?

If you continue to use a Brita filter beyond the recommended filter replacement date, you’ll increase the risk of very slow filtration speed and bacteria growth on the filter.

What Happens If You Use A Brita Filter Beyond Its Expiry Date?

Recontamination of water is another dangerous risk of using an expired filter in your Brita pitcher. If the filter degrades significantly, the media may develop holes, allowing contaminants and unfiltered water to bypass straight through.

Brita filters last between 2 and 6 months, depending on the filter in question.

How Long Do Brita Filters Last?

To help sustain your unused Brita filter’s indefinite lifespan, make sure to store the filter correctly. The ideal storage location for a Brita water filter is a cool, dark cupboard, away from any sources of heat or moisture.

How Should You Store A Brita Water Filter?

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