Do I Really Need To Change Out My Water Filter?
The short answer is yes. Your filters need to be replaced according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Here’s why:
Typically, most water filters have carbon in them. Not only do carbon cartridges filter out sediment that may be present in the incoming water (this does happen but should be minimal), but it also helps remove or reduce chlorine in the water. If you let it go too long between changes, the cartridges carbon can grow bacteria. Not harmful bacteria, but bacteria nonetheless that will coat the carbon rendering it ineffective.
Additionally, regular cartridge replacement benefits your food service equipment. Such benefits include:
- Reduce Scheduled & Unscheduled Maintenance - Minimize planned preventative maintenance, reduce unscheduled “break & fix” costs, and reduce time spent on daily cleaning procedures with equipment.
- Avoid Productivity Loss Due to Equipment Downtime - Assess overall costs associated with water-related equipment downtime – lost revenue, service interruption, unscheduled maintenance, ice delivery, lost sales, and customer dissatisfaction.
- Improve Asset Performance - Reduce energy consumption and improve equipment reliability and product consistency. Prevent scale from increasing energy consumption with combi/steam ovens and espresso equipment. Reduce ice production time.
- Extend Asset Life - Dependable water treatment helps improve beverage taste and odor and ensures consistent, predictable quality, which keeps them coming back for more.
- Increase Customer Satisfaction - Dependable water treatment helps improve beverage taste and odor and ensures consistent, predictable quality, which keeps them coming back for more.
- Reduce Operating Costs/Control Spending - Quantify the combined fiscal impact of the water treatment program in terms of operating cost reduction, minimizing spending (i.e., downtime associated costs), and increasing productivity, operating efficiency, and customer satisfaction.