If you have an office or other commercial premises, you may not have given much thought to your water supply. Many business owners don’t appreciate the impact water quality can have on costs and productivity. So, here we will explore the commercial water system options and how they could benefit your business.
Why Your Business Needs a Water System
Whether you have a production facility or a basic office, you may be unaware that water contaminants are creating problems. If you have poor quality water, it not only tastes bad, but can allow contaminants to compromise water using appliances and equipment. Even basic issues such as water hardness can allow scale to build up, increasing energy use and compromising the lifespan of the equipment. This means that your business will need to shoulder the burden of increasing energy bills, more frequent repair callouts and premature replacement of equipment. Fortunately, there are a number of commercial water systems that are designed to tackle your specific water quality issues.
This type of water treatment system can be a beneficial option for a variety of businesses. Magnesium, calcium and other hard minerals can create a myriad of difficulties including creating a scale build up that accumulates and clogs pipes. This means that if you use a boiler, dishwasher or another type of water using appliance, a water softener will help you to save money and increase the lifespan of your equipment. There are a number of water softener models and systems available, so you’ll need to explore the options based on your water demands and the characteristics of your water supply.
A reverse osmosis system can be a fantastic option to replace bottled water. Many business owners cover the expense of bottled water for employees and customers, but this can be negated with an RO system. Reverse Osmosis can consistently produce drinking water that is of the same quality or even better than bottled water, and it is far more economical. A commercial RO system can provide as much as 10,000 gallons of treated water each day, and you can have a system configured and installed to suit the unique requirements of your premises. Reverse Osmosis uses a membrane to filter out any contaminants present in the water supply, so RO water can be beneficial for larger scale water using operations such as car washes, beverage bottling plants, window washers and water stores, allowing you to enjoy high quality water at a fraction of the price of bottled water.
Every business is unique, so your business may need a unique water treatment solution. Fortunately, it is possible to obtain a custom configuration. A water treatment technician will need to assess your water to determine the levels of any contaminants present. This information can be used to determine the water treatment system best suited to your specific requirements. This could mean pairing an RO system with a series of filters or installing a water softener perfectly sized to meet your water demands.
While there are big box products available, if you want the right commercial water treatment system, you need the expertise of a fully WQA certified water treatment specialist, to add value to your business.
With more than 25 years experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space, Terry is a WQA (Water Quality Association) certified water specialist, LEVEL 3, as well as a WQA certified sales representative. Terry currently sits on EcoWater Systems (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) national Peers committee, as a water treatment expert advising other water professionals with less experience on best trade and technology practices. EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is one of the biggest water treatment and water delivery businesses in the state.