Ask a Tech: How do I keep bacteria out of my water?

Posted October 11, 2013 by CPS

This is the perfect question for Halloween. After all, it’s a holiday about monsters and scary things that we can’t see. Bacteria in your water line is a big unknown for many commercial kitchens. It doesn’t matter if you’re serving the water to customers or not, are you using it in your kitchen?

Water filters and bottle water have saturated the consumer market. Did you know that you can get commercial strength water filters for your business? These systems are built to filter vastly larger amounts of water each day and keep bacteria and minerals out of your water supply. This means better tasting water, and better tasting food. Without these unknown flavors (or ‘ghost flavors’, if you’ll indulge us), you can be more confident in the consistent taste of what your kitchen makes.

Replace your filter regularly to keep the system in peak operating efficiency. But keep in mind that ‘regularly’ does not necessarily mean ‘often’. Some reverse osmosis filters, as long as you keep up with maintenance and removing sediment, can last up to three years. If you’re filter provides read-outs of water states, keep an eye on those compared to the recommended levels for that filter.

When you’re unsure of what to do, or just need some routine maintenance, call Commercial Parts & Service! Either we service that water purifier, or we’ll find someone who does.