Wateroam Faucet Mount Water Filter
The Wateroam faucet mount water filter utilizes a multi-stage filtration process that features an activated carbon filter and an ultra-filtration membrane.
When an under-sink water filter system is too much trouble, and pitchers aren’t sufficient, a faucet filter can be the perfect fit. It’s minimalistic, doesn’t need troublesome installation, and can filter out most contaminants like a regular water filter pitcher or even some under-sink filter systems.
The HomeFilter Faucet Advance is amongst the best faucet filters in the market. It’s produced by Wateroam, which is a Singapore-based water innovation enterprise founded in 2014. They produce water filtration solutions that are designed to be simple, portable, durable, and affordable.
The Wateroam Faucet Mount Water Filter is one of their top products and perhaps, one of the few effective faucet filters out there and this is mainly due to its multi-stage filtration process that’s not only able to remove chlorine and other chemical contaminants but also microbial contaminants like bacteria and viruses, something which not many faucet filters can do.
The unit itself is well-built, has a sleek design, and it’s easy to install and maintain. It also offers a decent filtration capacity and a moderate flow rate. It’s basically more than an average faucet filter both in terms of design and performance.
A lot of users were overall pleased with it, and in this post, as it has always been our tradition, we’re going to give our in-depth review of this Wateroam Faucet Mount Water Filter, and we’ll cover all the important details, both good and bad. So, keep reading as we uncover more details.
As we mentioned earlier, the Wateroam HomeFilter Faucet Advance utilizes a multi-stage filtration process that features an activated carbon filter and an ultra-filtration membrane. These two filtration media work so effectively to remove a good number of common contaminants found in tap water, including chlorine and other organic chemicals and microorganisms.
The activated carbon filter is the media that clear out almost all the chlorine content in the water. It also filters out most of the potentially harmful organic chemicals present in tap water, such as pesticides, herbicides, VOCs, and pharmaceuticals. The carbon filter as well helps eliminate any foul smell and taste caused by these chemical contaminants.
On the other hand, the ultra-filtration media is actually a 0.01-micron ultrafiltration hollow fiber membrane, which is not common in most faucet water filters. This ultrafiltration technology effectively removes the microbial contaminants in the water.
The pores of the membrane are so tiny that they are able to trap bacteria and viruses that may be present in the water hence making it much safer to drink. The membrane equally filters out most of the sediments and particulates lingering in the water.
The majority of users mentioned that the quality of their tap water was significantly improved when they installed the filter. They reported that it’s especially effective at getting rid of chlorine/chemical taste and smell that’s usually common in tap water. They said that the filtered water tastes really great and doesn’t have any foul odor.
If you are concerned that your water might have microbial contamination like cysts, bacteria, or any other waterborne pathogen, then the Wateroam Faucet Mount Water Filter would also be able to filter them out.
However, it’s not so effective at removing heavy metals, such as lead, arsenic, and mercury. It can’t also remove fluoride and iron or reduce TDS and water hardness. Therefore, you can only use it with municipal tap water. For well water or any untreated water, you may need an additional filter system like an under-sink RO filter system or a whole-house system.
Capacity and Flow Rate
The Wateroam HomeFilter Faucet Advance offers a maximum filtration capacity of 1200 liters (approximately 317 gallons) which is quite decent given that most standard faucet filters tend to have a capacity of around 100 to 200 gallons.
If you have a small family with moderate daily water usage, the filter will be able to last up to 3 months. If your water is fairly clean and your average daily water usage isn’t that high, it can last up to 6 months or longer. If your water supply has high chlorine or chemical content, then you may need to replace the filter sooner than three months, especially if your daily water usage is equally high.
The flow rate is decent too. The unit is able to process around 2 liters of water per minute or 0.5 gallons per minute. That’s the average flow rate of most filter systems, including under-sink RO systems. You can fill an 8-ounce cup in just 5 seconds, and some users even mentioned that it’s faster when the tap water pressure is high. It can take about 15 seconds to fill a tall glass of water.
Several users, though, reported that the filter lowered their water pressure slightly, but it seems to work just fine for the large majority. The only widespread issue is that the pressure doesn’t remain steady throughout. It begins to drop over time as the filter wears down, although it doesn’t really come to a complete halt. It just takes a bit longer to fill a cup than during the first few months of installing the filter.
Setting up this faucet filter presents no challenge at all. It’s a quick and easy DIY installation that needs no tool, and the instructions provided are very clear. To install it, you unscrew the filter lid and place the filter cartridge in the filter housing, ensuring it sits appropriately inside the filter housing.
You then tighten the filter lid on the filter housing, insert the adjustable connector into the faucet spout, and tighten the adjustable connector using a slotted screwdriver. From there, you place the faucet ring connector followed by the female threaded connector containing the silicone gasket. Using the provided hex key, you then tighten the female threaded connector and secure the faucet filter body to the faucet ring connector.
The final step is to attach the filter housing to the faucet filter and twist it to tighten it. That’s all you need to do. It’s a process that doesn’t take more than 5 minutes. You can even do it in 3 minutes, and the instructions are really simple to follow. No plumbing or technical skills are required.
Once you have the unit set, you have to let the water run for about 5 minutes to allow any residual carbon particles to clear out before you can start drinking the water.
The Wateroam HomeFilter is ergonomically designed and utilizes a universal adapter that can fit most, if not all, standard faucets. The ones that it might not be compatible with are irregular or pull-out faucets.
There weren’t any cases of leaks. Many users reported that all the connection points are water right when properly installed. Still, in case of any leaks, Wateroam has included plumbing tape that can be put around the threading of the connectors to ensure they stay watertight once twisted and locked in place.
The filter works optimally at a pressure of 0.1 to 0.35 MPa and a temperature of 5°C to 40°C, so you can’t use it with hot tap water. It’s meant to be connected to your cold water tap only.
The package includes the faucet connector, the filter cartridge itself, a hex key, plumbing tape, a user manual, an adjustable connector, and a set of faucet connectors consisting of three silicone gel washers/gaskets and three male and female threaded sets that range from 21mm to 24mm. The extra connectors are a welcomed addition that will help cater to different types/sizes of faucets.
Maintenance of the Wateroam HomeFilter is hustle-free as it’s only changing the filter, which is pretty simple. It’s just a plug-and-twist process. You twist off the filter lid, remove the old filter cartridge from the housing, replace it with a new one, and then twist back the lid. You don’t detach the filter housing or the faucet ring connector.
There’s no indicator to alert you when the filter needs changing. You’ll have to wait until the water pressure starts to drop, which is a sign that the filter is wearing out, or keep track of the filter’s lifespan from the beginning after installation and change it once the three months are up.
Build Quality and Design
The whole unit is solidly built and durable. All the components from the filter housing to the adjustable connector and the faucet ring connector are made using a sturdy BPA-free plastic material. They are quite strong and not likely to break or crack over time.
The design of the unit is appealing too. It looks modern and stylish with a sleek white-color finish that can fit well with any modern kitchen design/décor. Moreover, the filter lid is transparent and hence serves as a see-through window that gives you a glimpse of the water as it flows through the filter, which is pretty cool.
Operating this faucet filter has also been made easier by including a switch that you just flick to toggle between filtered water and regular tap water. The switch isn’t bulky and turns very easily – it isn’t stiff like that of other faucet filters.
The water flow is great both on the clean water and tap water side. The water comes out in the form of a shower spray in the tap water side, which users like since it makes cleaning utensils easier. On the clean water side, the spray is a bit narrow, so it’s slightly easy to fill containers and water bottles that have a small opening without letting too much water spill out on the side.
The unit has a small profile. There are no bulky components. It’s just a compact filter system, measuring 110 mm x 140 mm x 60 mm – it won’t get in the way or disrupt your daily chores like washing utensils.
If your tap water has a strong chlorine taste and smell, this would be a great option. It’s able to effectively remove all the chlorine content from the water as well as other common chemical contaminants, thereby significantly improving its taste and smell.
It’s an ideal option too for anyone looking for an affordable faucet filter that’s capable of removing microbial contaminants, sediments, and particulates.
However, you can only use it with municipal tap water. It’s not suitable for well water or any untreated water. It’s not able to remove heavy metals, iron, fluoride, and several other contaminants found in well water.
That said, we didn’t find any serious downsides to worry about. Many users were really pleased with both the performance and the quality of the unit. Moreover, the filter has a decent lifespan compared to most other standard faucet filters out there, and it doesn’t affect the water pressure that much. It’s generally a reliable faucet filter system, and the company does offer great customer support.
Things we like
- Features compact and lightweight design
- Relatively simple to install and maintain
- Package includes everything needed for installation
- Produces up to nearly 317 gallons of filtered water
- Capable of removing various microbial contaminants
Things we don't like
- No impressive filter lifespan
- Not much effective for filtering heavy metals and fluoride
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