The second most popular holiday for dining out after Mother’s Day is Valentine’s Day and this year is expected to be exceptionally busy. According to the National Restaurant Association’s latest research, about one-quarter of Americans dine out on Valentine’s Day, that’s about 90,000,000. According to the National Retail Federation, 2016 will set a record for spending contributing $19.7 billion to the economy up from a record $18.9 billion in 2015. Keep in mind that younger people who are still trying to impress potential mates are the largest participants. Nearly two-thirds of those between 25 and 34 will celebrate the holiday, and 60% of those between 18 and 24. With everything that’s been happening in the news lately regarding drinking water, make sure that your Restaurant’s table water is ready to make a great first impression also. You can be sure that if your water is off color with a bad taste or odor this weekend, it’s not only going to reflect poorly on the person who recommended your restaurant as the beginning of a new romance, but may have the saving grace of being a great conversation starter comparing your water to that of Flint Michigan’s water if they stick around to eat. Either way it is certainly something that is easy to avoid, as easy as making sure that your water filters have been changed or if you don’t already have one, installing an Everpure water filtration system to take care of all of the beverages and ice that you are serving. If you already have an Everpure system, it is essential that filters be replaced periodically. The frequency of filter changes depends upon your water quality and your water usage. For example, if there is a lot of sediment and/or particles in your water, then you will have to change your filters more frequently than a location with little to no sediment. Be sure to replace your filters whenever you notice a decline in the performance, whether it is a drop in flow rate and/or pressure or an unusual taste in the water.
Prefilter, ( First bowl to left, system above)
The prefilter (coarse) cartridge should be changed when it becomes dirty to within 1/8″ of the core or when you see the outlet pressure gauge fall into the red zone. Check the pressure gauge only when the equipment is calling for water.
Submicron Cartridges ( 3 in the middle system pictured above)
The cartridges should be changed at the first occurrence of a) the gallon rating stated on the label, b) every 6 months, or c) the pressure gauge needle falls into the red zone while your equipment is calling for water.
Scalestick ( cartridge in last bowl to right pictured in system above)
The Scalestick needs to be replaced before the Hydroblend compound is completely used up.
You should also replace your water filters whenever you notice a decline in performance, whether it is a drop in flow rate and/or pressure, or an unusual taste in the water. You should also, per the CDC, replace your water filter after any boil water advisory alert is lifted in your area. Remember: taste and odor may tip you off to the presence of chlorine in your water, but most contaminants are tasteless and odorless.
For the benefit of our customers, we have set-up automatic electronic reminders that are sent when we see that their filters are due to be replaced, based on order history. We can even set-up Auto-Ship for customers that know they will need water filters by a certain date, but may not remember to place an order.
If you have a question regarding how often you should replace your filter or not sure about the filter system that you have please email your questions and a picture of the system to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our team at 1-800-942-7873 and have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!