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12 Reasons You May Need A Foodservice Water Softening System - Vita Filters

12 Ways Hard Water Impacts Your Foodservice Operation


  1. Frequent de-liming of warewashing equipment
  2. Water-using equipment downtime
  3. Spots on dishware
  4. Varying water quality across locations
  5. Dull linens
  6. Increase in water-related service calls
  7. Scale buildup in the hot water heater
  8. Reduced water flow to plumbing fixtures
  9. Hard water buildup on plumbing fixtures
  10. Higher utility bills
  11. Needing more dish/laundry detergent than recommended
  12. Energy loss in the hot water heater

12 Ways Hard Water Impacts Your Foodservice Operation - Vita FiltersTHE BENEFITS OF A PENTAIR® EVERPURE® WATER SOFTENING SYSTEM

  • 5-year warranty for peace of mind
  • User-friendly programming and backlit display that’s easy to read in any light
  • Efficient sensor and meter-initiated regeneration minimizes the salt, water, and electricity needed, and the discharge generated
  • High-performance Pentair Fleck control valves are tested extensively to ensure quality
  • Worry-free design keeps the system running efficiently without frequent maintenance
  • Meters are made of lead-free brass, stainless steel, and corrosion-resistant plastic
  • Available alternating twin tank configurations provide a continuous supply of soft water and save you money by requiring less salt
  • Pentair structural resin tanks are built to last out of strong, fiberglass-reinforced polyethylene that is corrosion-resistant
  • Non-toxic, heavy-duty bring tanks are constructed to withstand the rigors of commercial environments


Water is everywhere. You depend on water for ware washing, coffee brewing, and everything in between. It’s always there, and because it doesn’t need to be ordered weekly or attracted with daily specials, it’s easy to ignore. But ignoring water quality means pouring money down the drain.

The damaging effects of hard water on water-using foodservice equipment performance and your operation’s overall profitability can be immense. If you have hard water and seek to improve product quality and lower equipment, maintenance, utility, and labor costs, the right water-softening solution is essential.

Equipment Protection

Hard water can spring a leak in your bottom line. Added maintenance and replacement costs from hard water damage increases your equipment’s total cost of ownership. A commercial water softening system offers another layer of assurance by proactively protecting expensive combi ovens, espresso machines, and steamers from limescale buildup. In some cases, foodservice equipment manufacturers often require incoming water quality to meet a certain standard for water-using equipment to be covered by their warranty.

RO Pretreatment

Commercial foodservice operations rely on Reverse Osmosis (RO) Systems to achieve high-quality ingredient water. However, hard water puts an unnecessary strain on the efficiency of your RO system. Without softening as a pretreatment, mineral buildup causes RO filter membranes to wear out quickly, wasting water and energy in the process.

Increased Efficiency

You can’t afford to slow down. Hard water and limescale buildup can decrease equipment efficiency. Because hard water needs more heat and more detergent to clean effectively, softened water can translate into lower utility bills and savings on cleaning chemicals. Without the need to rewash or polish dishes, flatware, and glasses to remove spotting and filming, you’ll also save on labor costs.

Customer Satisfaction

Don’t let spotty dishes ruin your 5-star reputation. Used alone, softening systems improve the appearance of your dishes, flatware, and glassware. When used as a pretreatment for filtration or reverse osmosis, you’ll also improve the overall quality of all your menu items - the kind of things that keep your customers coming back.

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