FAQs

Maintenance

When do I change my cartridge?

When the pressure gauge on your filter tank reaches 8 - 10 p.s.i. above the pressure recorded when a new cartridge is installed, or when there is a noticeable decrease in the pressure coming from your return jets, it is time to clean your cartridge.


FILBUR Freedom Antimicrobial Cartridges

Microban technology is built-in antimicrobial protection for solid products, coatings and fibers. Microban antimicrobial protection gives products an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as bacteria, mold, and mildew that cause stains, odor, and product deterioration.

What is Microban® antimicrobial product protection?

Microban technology is built-in antimicrobial protection for solid products, coatings and fibers. Microban antimicrobial protection gives products an added level of protection against damaging microbes such as bacteria, mold, and mildew that cause stains, odor, and product deterioration.

How do products with Microban antimicrobial protection work?

Microban protection is 'built in' to the product during the manufacturing process. When microbes come in contact with the product surface, Microban protection penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and distrupts cell function making the microorganism unable to function, grow and reproduce.

What benefit do I get from products with Microaban antimicrobial protection?

Microban protection continuously fights the growth of microbes that can cause stains, odors, and product degradation. Microban protection makes the products in your home easier to clean and keeps them cleaner and fresher between cleanings.

What types of microorganisms does Microban protection work against?

Microban antimicrobial protection is effective against most common bacteria, yeasts, molds and fungi that cause stains, odors and product degradation. Microban technology is not designed to protect users from disease-causing microorganisms.

How do I know that Microban antimicrobial product protection is safe?

Microban technology has undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and has a long history of safe use. It is registered with the EPA for all applications in which it is used. Microban additives can be found in the products of leading consumer, industrial and medical products manufactured around the world.

Does this mean that I don't have to clean my products as much or as carefully?

No. Microban protection provides continuous antimicrobial protection that protects the products in your home, helping to make them easier to clean and keep clean. However, normal cleaning practices recommended by the product manufacturer should be maintained. Microban technology is not a disinfectant and is not a subsitute for normal cleaning practices.

Does Microban protection begin working immediately?

Microban protection begins to work as soon as the microorganism comes into contact with the product surface. It then works continuously to maintain a consistently lower bio-burden than would be expected on a product without Microban antimicrobial protection. Under the right conditions, microbes on an untreated surface can double every 20 minutes!

How long does Microban antimicrobial protection work?

Microban protection is 'built in' during the manufacturing process and will not wash off or wear away. Microban protection is engineered to provide continuous antimicrobial protectin for the useful lifetime of the product, keepin the products in your home cleaner and fresher for longer than ever before.

Has anyone ever gotten sick from using products with Microban antimicrobial protection?

Extensive testing and a long use history have shown Microban product protection to be safe. While it is impossible to make a broad statement that allergic reactions will never happen, it is highly unlikely that a negative experience would be encountered. Microban additives are used in very low levels measured in parts per million.

Does the use of antimicrobials cause resistant strains of microorganisms?

No. After more than 30 years of use in numerous consumer, industrial and medical applications around the world, there has been no evidence of resistant strain development.