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.
Existing water treatment...Read more
It is common for Foodservice operators to assume that because they have 'hard water' the most appropriate water treatment solution is a water softener. While this can be true for many applications, like hot water heaters and dish washers, it does not always hold true when being used as a point-of-use solution. Here's a few quick tips to consider before installing a water softening system.Read more
In January 2011 the Safe Drinking Water Act was amended with the addition of The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act which deals with the use and introduction into commerce of pipe, plumbing fittings, fixtures, solder and flux that may contain lead. This Amendment goes into effect January 4, 2014.
Why is the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act important to foodservice establishments and providers of water filtration and treatment equipment and plumbing...Read more
Over the course of 2013 we have been busy! We've created a new website, began a blog, developed a water filtration information portal, built a new Chloramine filter system, engineered our new Reverse Osmosis systems and introduced our next generation blended water RO systems. We are excited to share these new offerings with the Foodservice Industry!Read more
One of the most significant challenges with managing water quality is that it can dramatically change seasonally, monthly, weekly or even daily. The environment, water source and water treatment that is done by the local municipality are the primary reasons for these fluctuations. Despite knowing how dynamic the water quality can be throughout the year there is still a simple approach Foodservice operators can take to keep their equipment protected and water properly filtered.Read more
Following up on the first two parts of this series discussing water quality as it pertains to Specialty Coffee, Tim documents the results from his myth busting experiment at Barista Nation L.A. This experiment was designed to provide a learning platform for us in our efforts to pursue consistent and repeatable practices in managing water quality for coffee.Read more
Ice should not get in the way of the taste of your product, but making great tasting ice is more than just freezing water. Improving the taste of your ice is not only appreciated by your customers, but in the end helps prolong the life of your ice machine. This infographic quickly shows you the most common factors that can aversely affect your ice machine and how to address them.Read more
Due to the complexities of water treatment challenges, there has been an increase in the use of reverse osmosis (RO) systems in Foodservice, especially with specialty coffee and commercial flash steam oven applications.
Properly designed RO systems can be very reliable and offer years of dependable service by removing the most challenging water contaminants.
However, commercial reverse osmosis systems must be properly maintained and a few basic tools are required to...Read more
It is not uncommon for a company to purchase a water filter system and then never change the filter cartridge. Just like buying a car and never changing the oil, the life and performance can be adversely effected. Let us offer a solution to proactively manage your filter maintenance.Read more
In Foodservice, water treatment is used for a variety of applications. It can be used to produce pristine tasting water, to keep equipment clean or to provide spot-free rinsing for dishes. Regardless of the type and use of the water treatment a Foodservice operator uses, none of it will matter without routine filter changes. However, managing water treatment often falls low on the To-Do list totem pole. So we have a few recommendations for you.Read more
Water Quality is by no means a new topic to Specialty Coffee. However, its relevance and attention is continuing to trend because of the realized impact it has on coffee and equipment. We've been given great resources that dissect and discuss water in great detail. Yet we believe there still remains a disconnect between understanding and applying this information. In hopes of keeping it simple, we would like to explore how to go about bridging this gap, consistently.Read more
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