Our thoughts are with everyone as Hurricane Irma intensifies with the possibility of hitting several areas of the southeastern coast of the United States.
First of all, STAY SAFE!
The Water Quality Association - recommends businesses affected by Hurricane Irma use bottled water for drinking and cooking until they know for sure that their tap water is safe. Be alert for local boil water orders. Flooding can cause disruptions with a municipal water source, prompting officials to issue boil water orders in many communities.
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Why would you need a water filter on your ice machine? The main reason is to protect your business. When you consider what happens when your ice machine breaks down and you do not have enough ice for the dinner rush, it becomes more important.
The Advantages of Using the Local Water Utility for Water Quality Info
Most publicly owned water treatment facilities of any size do regular water quality testing and will readily provide it to customers that ask for it. In many cases, the information you're looking for can be found online in a publication called the consumer confidence report "CCR". Sometimes the CCR may not provide enough information about the key contaminants that can cause food service equipment issues. However, we...Read more
The construction and remodeling costs associated with Foodservice locations can be very expensive, and many times run into unforeseen problems that increase these costs. Once construction is done, it is important to thoroughly purge the water lines before connecting equipment. These new lines may contain excess sediment, copper oxidation and flux residue and all can be problematic.Read more
The BGA's Barista Camp is a time for education and connection, all for the unified pursuit of making great coffee. The variables and complexities involved within a single cup of coffee can expansive, but managing them is a skill that can certainly be learned by anyone. Thankfully, our industry has many people that are both willing to learn and eager to teach.Read more
In the Foodservice Industry, polyphosphate is the most common scale inhibitor used commercial water treatment manufacturers. However, at OptiPure we utilize a patented design that maximizes the effective results of our polyphosphate products. Our design ensures consist dosing and extended life of the media, keeping equipment protected.Read more
Lime-Scale build-up is one of the most common problems effecting the life and performance of commercial Foodservice equipment. This mineral build-up reduces the efficiency of heating, impedes mechanical operation and restricts water flow which almost always results in additional material and labor costs to resolve.Read more
The SCAA's annual expo is the industry's busiest, most exciting coffee event of the year. It is a time every segment of the industry unites in one setting - farmers, importers and exporters, roasters, baristas, equipment manufacturers and even consumers. While there is much to accomplish as expo, there is equally as much to see and enjoy. It leaves many of us quietly boarding our planes home with an over-abundance of sensory overload.Read more
In Foodservice there are several commercial water treatment companies to choose from, nationally and locally. Which leads to one of the most prominent questions we get...why should we choose OptiPure? The simple answer is that our solutions permeate many levels of our partners' business operations, beyond just filtering the water. Read more
"Properly applied and maintained, water filtration will yield tremendous benefits to a Foodservice operation." It will provide equipment protection while enhancing beverage quality. With everything a restaurant is responsible for managing, water filtration is often over-looked or ignored. Here is the approach we take to implement a water filtration program to ensure restaurants have the water quality their equipment needs and their customers want.Read more
With this infographic it is easy to see the benefit of utilizing an ice machine water filter. The cost of ownership is much lower compared to not using an ice machine water filter. When 70% of ice machine service calls are water related and poor water quality directly impacts the ice machine life it is very obvious that all restaurants will benefit from ice machine water filters.Read more
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