Filters can be a good place for bacteria to grow because there is plenty of water present, filters are dark and warm, and bacteria can feed on the organics present. While most of these bacteria do not pose a health hazard, they can cause problems for drinking water and filters.
About 25% of the largest municipal water supplies in the U.S. use chloramines instead of chlorine disinfection because it is more stable in water, allowing for disinfection over longer distances.
If excessive amounts are used or high concentrations reside in pipes and plumbing, chlorine can impart an undesirable taste and odor in your drinking water and other beverages. It can also contribute to foodservice equipment problems such as pitting and corrosion.
Waterborne cysts are extremely common, being found in virtually all surface water sources used for public water supplies. In high concentrations, they can cause various health problems in humans and animals.
Hard water can create major problems for ice, coffee, espresso, steam and warewashing equipment. Excessive scale buildup can clog and corrode, resulting in increased energy usage and higher operating costs.
RO should be considered if your water's TDS content is high enough to impart objectionable tastes, cause poor beverage and ice quality, or generate excessive scale buildup in equipment.
Excessive scale buildup can create major problems for ice, coffee, espresso, steam and warewashing equipment. It can clog and corrode key components, resulting in increased energy usage and higher operating costs.
Ice machine slime can develop if equipment is not regularly cleaned and not sanitized regularly. Slime results from bacteria and mold growth in the moist, cool environment of your ice maker.
Membrane-based ultrafiltration technology removes particulates, natural organic material, bacteria and other microorganisms which can impart undesirable color, off-tastes and odors to your water.
It's important to know what's in your water. By determining your water’s unique characteristics, the right water treatment solutions can be applied to meet your specific needs.