Commercial Water Softeners
Hard water is a source of frustration for homeowners. For business owners, it can be an absolute budget-buster. Industries like restaurants, hotels, and manufacturing often use substantially more water than the average household. The ramifications of dirty dishes, scum-filled toilets and sinks, and frequent appliance repair bills can be disastrous.
Do you want to eat at a restaurant where the forks and glasses have spots and a cloudy film on them? Do you want to sleep in a hotel room with sheets that feel scratchy and hard or bathrooms covered in scum? Do you want to work in a manufacturing facility that constantly has to shut down and cut your hours because of broken equipment?
These are just a few of the severe and known issues business owners must deal with, especially if they work in an area of the country with hard water.
Business Benefits of Using a Soft Water
The benefits of soft water in business are like the benefits for homeowners. However, the importance of water softeners is magnified in business because of the number of people companies interact with each day. There are a wide-range of benefits:
- - Cleaner dishes that are free from the spots, streaks, and cloudy film that hard water can leave behind.
- - Softer towels and sheets that do not look dingy and faded or feel scratchy and hard after coming out of a washing machine that uses hard water.
- - Cleaner restrooms and sinks that do not have chalky deposits buildup or brown stains from hard water.
- - Patrons and employees who do not have to deal with dry, itchy skin that can result from hard water.
- - Fresher food that does not get dried out or lose freshness or flavor from being washed in hard water
- - Better tasting drinks, particularly fountain soda, coffee, and tea, since hard water can make the drinks taste differently.
- - Less need to use large quantities of detergent and soap to wash and launder dishes, sheets, and towels.
- - Extended appliance life. Reduction in repair costs from mineral deposits building up in plumping lines.
- - Increased operating efficiency and lower utility bills from appliances that run more effectively because they are not slowed down by a mineral deposit buildup.
- - Fewer equipment break-downs and a longer expected lifespan of current equipment, with fewer costly repairs.
The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Water Softeners
The main difference between a water softener used in a commercial application and one used in a residential setting is its size, and how frequently it regenerates.
Sizing a commercial water softener is based on the gallons per minute or flow rate of water used in the facility. It is a measure of how many gallons of water flow through the pipes. You want to size a water softener large enough that, based on the average gallons of water used per day, the softener only regenerates once per day.
Other Water Softener Factors to Consider
- - Water pressure
- - The hardness of your water
- - The temperature of the water
- - The capacity per cubic foot of resin that each water softener tank can hold
- - The desired hours between regenerations and the amount of space you have in your facility
Your Indy Water Pros at Advantage Water Conditioning specialize in both residential and commercial water softening systems. We also offer preventative maintenance and salt delivery packages to our customers.
If you think your business might benefit from a commercial water softener installation, give us a call today.