In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining proper hydration is essential for our well-being. Plumbed-in water coolers offer a convenient and sustainable solution for providing chilled and filtered water on demand. However, like any appliance, regular servicing and maintenance are crucial to ensure the water cooler operates optimally, providing clean and safe drinking water. In this article, we explore three key reasons
why servicing a plumbed-in water cooler is vital: lowering TVC bacterial load, reducing limescale build-up, and maintaining a sanitary water cooler for daily use.
1. Lowering TVC Bacterial Load
One of the primary concerns when it comes to water quality is the presence of bacteria. Total Viable Count (TVC) refers to the number of viable microorganisms in a given sample. While water from municipal sources is generally safe, bacteria can still accumulate over time within the water cooler system. Regular servicing includes cleaning and disinfecting the water cooler, which significantly reduces the TVC bacterial load. Servicing should be done by a qualified engineer who understands what products to use and how to ensure your cooler is cleaned to the latest governing bodies’ guidelines.
A crucial part of servicing a plumbed-in water cooler involves replacing and maintaining the 1-micron filters. These filters effectively trap microscopic contaminants, including bacteria, sediment, chemicals such as chlorines, and other impurities, ensuring that the water dispensed is clean and safe to drink. By regularly replacing these filters, you minimize the risk of bacterial growth and provide a healthier hydration option. For optional hydration, you should replace your filter every 6 months.
2. Reducing Limescale Build-Up
Limescale, a mineral deposit primarily composed of calcium carbonate, can accumulate in the internal components of a water cooler over time. The presence of limescale affects the performance and efficiency of the water cooler, potentially leading to decreased water flow, compromised cooling capabilities, and increased energy consumption.
Adequate filtration and regular servicing should be enough to remove limescale deposits from chilled and ambient water coolers. However – if you have a hot and cold cooler or a hot drinks boiler then these will need more attention. During servicing of these models, technicians address limescale build-up by descaling the water cooler. This process involves removing mineral deposits from the water reservoir, water lines, and cooling elements, ensuring optimal performance. By regularly descaling the water cooler, you can maintain efficient cooling, extend the lifespan of the appliance, and prevent potential malfunctions. This is especially important in areas where there is lots of limescale in groundwater – such as the South East of England.
3. Keeping the Water Cooler Sanitary
Hygiene is paramount when it comes to drinking water. Regular servicing of a plumbed-in water cooler includes thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all accessible components. Water Cooler Technicians flush the water lines with a food-approved steriliser, to eliminate any stagnant water or potential bacterial growth. This process helps maintain a sanitary environment within the water cooler, preventing the transmission of harmful microorganisms and ensuring the water remains fresh and uncontaminated.
Moreover, technicians inspect and sanitise the dispensing nozzles, drip trays, and surrounding surfaces. These areas are prone to accumulating dirt, germs, and other contaminants. By keeping them clean and sanitised, you provide a hygienic environment for users, promoting confidence in the quality of the drinking water, in your establishment.
Servicing a plumbed-in water cooler is vital to maintaining clean and refreshing hydration. Regular maintenance, including replacing 1-micron filters, descaling, and sanitization, plays a crucial role in reducing the TVC bacterial load, preventing limescale build-up, preventing unnecessary breakdown, and ensuring a sanitary water cooler for daily use.
By prioritising the servicing of your water cooler, you not only enhance the water quality but also improve the overall performance and longevity of the appliance. Clean and safe hydration is essential for our health, and by taking care of your plumbed-in water cooler, you are providing a reliable source of refreshing water that you can trust. So, let’s make servicing a regular part of our water cooler maintenance routine and enjoy the benefits of pure and healthy hydration every day. For more information please contact aqualeader on email@example.com or call us to speak to a member of our team on 01273 299685.