Keeping Your Plumbing Flowing Smoothly

If you deal with plumbing clogs on a regular basis, you might find yourself struggling with bent wire hangers, chemical drain cleaner, and unfamiliar pipes. Unfortunately, unless you are a trained professional, all of your efforts might be in vain. Most people don't realize it, but it is possible to damage your plumbing by making a few missteps. If you use the wrong chemicals or you push a little too hard, you might end up dealing with damaged pipes or your clogging problem could get worse. Fortunately, you might be able to use this blog to help you to keep your plumbing flowing smoothly.

Is A Water Softening System Right For Your Restaurant?


You probably already know that Tucson suffers from a hard water problem and are wondering if a water softener will help your restaurant business. Hard water is well known for causing a variety of problems, especially for businesses that use a lot of hot water for cleaning or cooking. If you're still on the fence when it comes to setting up a water softener for your business, then here is more information that can help you with your decision.

How hard water hurts your restaurant business:

Hard water can affect your restaurant in these three prominent ways:

  • It damages equipment and plumbing with calcium and lime build-up, especially in places where hot water is used often, as hot water accelerates mineral deposits. This means that you are likely to have more plumbing problems and need repairs more frequently. This could have a big effect on your bottom line as you may have to temporarily suspend business until the problem is fixed.

  • Hard water is notorious for leaving deposits on dishes and metal containers. Having hard water means that it will take an extra step or two to get your dishes perfectly clean. This may mean more man hours are needed and cost you more money for labor.

  • Hard water can also change the taste of some foods, such as coffee. Dissolved minerals can also affect the baking of bread and cakes. Some sensitive people even claim it changes the texture and taste of vegetables and other boiled foods.

How a water softening system works:

For your restaurant, you'll do best if your softening system is installed before the water heater to prevent hard water damage to the unit. Your softening system will work by using sodium to replace the hard minerals in your water. The tank is filled with negatively-charged beads that attract the positively-charged minerals as they pass through. Sodium works to push the minerals off the beads and down the drain rather than letting them continue on through your water heater, pipes and into your kitchen. It is done in three phases and excess salt water, or brine, is also released after the process is over, so you shouldn't notice any added salt in your water. Some water softening systems do this on a regular, timed basis while others do it based on the amount of water that is used.

Have your water tested for minerals and talk to a water treatment specialist to see what kind of water softening system will work best for your business. There's no reason why you should have to deal with hard water and its associated problems. A water softening system may make running your restaurant easier and could even save you time and money in the long run. Check with a company like Water Tec for more information.


4 August 2017