Why Water Treatment in Your Business is Vital

Why Water Treatment in your business is vital and how WaterCare can help you achieve it

Some people are of the opinion that ensuring you have the correct water treatment on your appliances is not important. They are sadly mistaken.

Water is used in many ways in a Commercial Kitchen, Combination Ovens, Coffee Machines, Ice Machines and Water Boilers and although the water may look harmless, it contains elements such as Calcium and Magnesium which will produce scale on heating elements and Chlorides which, in high levels, may cause corrosion of equipment. Both scenarios can result in serious downtime of equipment and an inevitable loss of income to a business.

This is where WaterCare, with its knowledge and expertise, can be an invaluable partner. With a wide range of products manufactured in the UK, cover all water types together with commitment to the environment by regenerating and recycling not only our own but also third-party filters, WaterCare can save you time and money.

Our Calcium Treatment Units (CTU’s) are designed for high usage ovens and Coffee machines while our IX cartridge filters, with its easy exchange cartridge or plastic reducing insert only replacement, offer different solutions to a range of water bourn problems. For complete protection we also offer Reverse Osmosis Systems.

Not only does a WaterCare CTU or IX filter protect equipment from the harmful effects of scale, it also has a carbon element which removes Chlorine from the water thus enhancing the taste and quality of beverages.

For continued protection, WaterCare offer a free of charge monitoring service whereby we asses the water usage of individual equipment and put in place a regular exchange programme to take the worry away and give you peace of mind.

By using a WaterCare water treatment system in your business, you can dramatically increase cost efficiency by prolonging the life of both large and small appliances. With the use of water filters, you can also decrease environmental impact and increase the quality and great taste of food and water your business serves.

Find out about our full range of products at www.watercare.co.uk or call 01279 780250.


8 Ways to Reduce Plastic in the Workplace

Reduce your plastic waste in the workplace
As an entire community across the world, our plastic use is that of a shock. We are stuck in the habit of buying products from our local supermarket, or getting deliveries that are stacked up in plastics, then simply disposing of them into our bins to be thrown into landfill or melted down.

Did you know that over half of the worlds plastic thrown out was made up of single use plastic packaging? Barbaric isn't it!

There are many ways all of us can reduce our plastic usage, however businesses are the ones who struggle the most. This is because they don't have the fullest of control over everything that happens. For example the deliveries that come to their offices, or the equipment they need to buy which is ultimately made of plastic. Many of them are very confused on how to reduce their plastic usage and change their recycling habits.

Below are some of the easiest and effective ways to reduce your plastic waste today within the workplace.

1- Place a ban on single use water bottles

Reduce use of single use plastic bottlesAs simple as this idea may sound, it can easily make the biggest impact. Since last year, over 7.7 billion single use water bottles have been used and thrown away in the UK. Think about how many bottles you would then find in our landfill sites (which take over 1000 years to biodegrade) or waiting to be melted down- both contributing massively to pollution levels.

Banning single use water bottles such as the coke or Lucozade ones from your workplace, will encourage your staff to buy a one off water bottle that can be used every single day. Not only will this benefit the staff- as they'll be drinking less fizzy and sugary drinks, but it will also decrease how many plastic bottles you dispose of every month, which is likely a lot higher than you think.

To motivate your staff to stop buying single use bottles, you can work out the average amount spent on buying a single use drink everyday, to annually. Then, provide them with the results. I'm sure after they see how much money they will be saving, they will quickly comply.

2- Provide a water cooler

An additional way to reduce the use of single use water bottles would be to install a water cooler This would be extremely beneficial to your company as it would eliminate the need to bring a bottle of water to the workplace at all. You can easily recycle the water filters on the inside to keep everything staying fresh.

Similarly, you could purchase some drinking glasses for your staff to use and refill throughout the day, then place them into the washer at the end of the day- easy!

3- Provide incentives

Sticking on the theme of encouraging your staff, a good point is to create company incentives. An incentive is placed to motivate your staff into doing something. These can be in the form of a competition with a prize for example.

To bring the team working together even more, you could ask your staff to each devise their own incentive challenge every month, so everyone gets a moment to be a little fun and creative! As an extra incentive to really get the creative juices flowing, you could suggest that the person with the best and most impactful incentive could get a free lunch or an earlier leave from a work day… that'll get the team working!

You can similarly use prizes like that for winning the incentive. For example, if you had to have the lowest plastic use out of the whole team as the competition, the winner could get a similar prize.

4- Conduct a waste audit

Conduct a waste audit in the workplaceA somewhat messier, but equally as beneficial task, would be to conduct a waste audit. This is where you get out those rubber gloves and go through your rubbish. This is a brilliant reality check as such, as you and your team will be able to see the physical amount of plastic waste you produce, and which areas you need to focus on to reduce.

For example, if there is a handful of plastic forks however an entire bin full of delivery plastic, you know where your time needs to be devoted to first. Tackling the main source of the problem first will allow you to see a dramatic change quickly, which will only motivate you to do more.

5- Request that your suppliers use less plastic packaging

Continuing from the example in the point before, if you find that your company does receive far too much plastic within your deliveries, then a good way to go about this would be to request for them to use as little as they can.
What many companies do not realise is that the client (us) accepting these deliveries, have a lot more say in the delivery process than we think. Therefore, asking for changes or help, isn't that out of the ordinary so should not be something you are afraid to approach them with.

All you would have to produce is a simple, kindly worded letter (as we want to maintain a positive relationship) explaining your objectives to cut your business’ plastic footprint and how less plastic in the deliveries would be extremely beneficial to reach this. You could progress onto adding guidelines on how you would prefer to receive deliveries in the future, and explain how this change can be positive for both parties as it would be a huge decrease in plastic and plastic wastage costs.

It seems like a simple process however does take a little push of confidence to achieve, as you don't want to lose your main source of receiving your resources- but it will all work out beneficial in the end.

6- Bring in homemade lunches instead of buying them

Reduce plastic waste and pack a work lunchIt is not only your beverages that produce a lot of plastic waste, but your food does too. If you think about it this way: over a week you brought a salad stored in a plastic container with a plastic utensil accompanying it. That would make 5 containers and 5 forks, then over a month you would have nearly a tower full. 

Those figures are only coming from one person - imagine if everyone in your office did the exact same thing, you would be able to build a new office out of plastic boxes after the first year.

Simply purchasing a lunchbox and bringing in a sandwich and snacks (hopefully with as little packaging as possible) then this would be reducing waste massively. It is hard to bring in food that isn't pre-packaged in plastic for safety and freshness, but simply reducing the amount you eat these would still make a difference.

If you find purchasing lunch easier for yourself due to time limitations, then make your lunches the night before, or prepare your meals for the entire week. This could be rice or pasta or even salads that will stay fresh in your fridge over the course of the week. You will realise how much money you are saving by not spending money on lunch everyday.

7- Swap out all disposable items for reusable ones

Now that your staff have complied to the plastic rules and are reducing their contribution to plastic in workplace, it is time to tackle the office/business space. If you find that you have single use plastic cups, utensils, straws or plates within your place of work, then you simply have to go to your local home goods store and purchase a few dinner plates, glass cups, paper straws and metal cutlery. 

It may not seem like a big deal, but anything with a reusable quality will help you in your plot to reduce your plastic usage. This will also make eating at work a little bit nicer- as a dinner plate and proper utensils is always cleaner than the plastic ones. For example, reusable water filters are an amazing way to have cleaner water without having to constantly buy new, or change water supplier.

It will also save you a lot of money as a company too- as  plastic knives and forks are prone to snapping rather easily. So, by purchasing good quality cutlery, along with lasting longer, you can reduce the amount of plastic waste that is created in the workplace. 

8- Share your successes to inspire others  Share your plastic free tips with colleagues

A brilliant way to celebrate your successes and motivate other companies to make a change is to write a post or photograph your beneficial difference and post them onto your company websites or social media. This will not only make it visible to your team how amazing they have been, but you will be showing everyone else how easy it is to achieve a change.

To conduct this, you should start at the very beginning, by measuring your plastic usage before you have made any changes at all. Then, make a regiment or list on all the changes you are going to make, when you are going to put them into action and how you will go about doing it- notifying all of the variables. 

Then, after a significant amount of time, measure your plastic usage again. It will more than likely be a dramatic difference which is perfect to show as many people as possible. You could even share how much money your team, company and yourself are all saving since reducing plastic usage- think of it like a huge incentive for all of your followers online, to motivate them to do the same as you and reap all the same benefits after. 

As well as this, sharing your plastic free successes in the workplace can make your company seem more attractive to a certain group of people. In society today many people refuse to use the brands of business’ that partake in animal cruelty, child labour or an excessive plastic use, as they really disagree with the morals of that company and want a better environment, and working or buying with those companies is only contributing to it. So, changing to a more eco-friendly routine will make you appeal to a wider audience and ultimately drive up traffic and clientele (depending on what sort of business you are).

The benefits of a reducing plastic in the workplace are endless. You are not only helping yourself, but the environment too, and everyone wants to live in a happy and healthier environment. It's not about achieving a zero waste production as that is somewhat impossible for a single company, but as big of a decrease as possible within the workplace, will create a massive difference.


Hard Water May Be Costing Your Business

Did you know there is a chance that hard water may be costing your business?

You could be losing money from something that you can't even see. Hard water can have a huge impact on the longevity of your energy use, the environment and most importantly, your plumbing infrastructure.

It might not seem so bad, spending a little more time and effort cleaning your equipment. But it's the effects you cannot see that are building up and will cost you in replacement parts, insurance cost and utility bills.

What is hard water?

Hard water is water with a high mineral concentration. This can come with some great health benefits in comparison to soft water - but it doesn't do any good for your business costs.

If you are a business in the UK, then hard water could definitely be affecting your business as the UK is classified as having very hard water.

What does hard water have to do with business costs?

Hard water can actually have an adverse effect on major appliances and equipment that you may not even realise.

As limescale and mineral deposits in water continually pass through pipes and plumbing, it builds up and starts to significantly restrict the flow of water.

This happens in appliances that use water, such as refrigerators, ice makers, washing machines, and dishwashers.

Untreated hard water can cause appliances to leak, malfunction, use more energy, need replacing, servicing or repair every few years.

Limescale build up

Firstly, no matter how thoroughly you have cleaned your equipment, if you have hard water in your area, limescale deposits are inevitably going to build up.

It can become quite a large job to regularly keep your equipment clean, which comes with associated costs and manpower. Any surface that hard water is in contact with can quickly become infested with limescale deposits. What makes it worse - limescale loves to stick to limescale. This makes it even harder to completely remove. This can also affect your business if you own a restaurant or coffee shop, as it can be unsightly for your customers, as well as affect the taste of your food and water.

Higher energy costs

A build up of limescale as a result of hard water can lead to energy inefficiency. Hard water means more energy is being used to run your plumbing equipment in your building, as well as increasing the associated maintenance costs. Equipment will have to work harder and for a longer period of time in order to heat water.

When the limescale builds, your boiler and heating equipment are easy targets as they are constantly in contact with hard water and will quickly impair efficiency, which in turn will increase utility bills. The Water Quality Research Foundation suggests that it costs 29-percent more to heat untreated water. But your business cannot run without hot water heaters, boilers and all necessary plumbing equipment, especially during your peak times.

Hot water heaters, boilers, and plumbing equipment must be maintained to keep a commercial building running at peak performance and to remain profitable. If they have to be regularly cleaned and flushed through, this is a huge waste of water, as well as energy and chemicals. There are a plethora of water treatment solutions available that can help keep energy efficiency high and utility bills low.

Plumbing issues

All your plumbing equipment is threatened if it is affected by hard water and limescale build up. This shortens the life span of the equipment in your building as it is likely to fail more often than it is manufactured for. This means that equipment will need to be replaced more often than planned, or regularly repaired which comes with expensive labour costs and sometimes, insurance payouts.

Hard water solutions

There are many treatment solutions to commercial hard water problems. One being a commercial water softener. Water softeners will reduce the limescale build up and overheating of equipment.
Using The Water Quality Research Foundation statistics, a typical commercial business (for example, a coffee shop or a restaurant) can save approximately 30% in energy per month. Water softeners can also save money on detergent costs and maintenance repairs.


European Watercare is Proud to be Featured in Catering Insight’s June 2019 Issue!

 

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Focusing on business intelligence for the catering equipment industry, Catering Insights is a monthly business magazine that provides news, trends and analysis for those within the industry. It is available to read online in digital format and in print copy when subscribed to their monthly magazine.

European Watercare’s new range of Autosoft water softeners are proud to be featured in Catering Insight’s latest issue of June 2019. They are available for cold and hot water supply with easy to identify colour coded cabinets.Blue Cold Autosoft Water Softener

In blue, the Autosoft range of cold water softeners achieve softened water for warewashing and laundry giving exceptional washing outcomes and protect equipment from harmful scale and other minerals. Optical sensors control the backwash cycle for a dependable, precise performance and is available in 10, 14, 18 23 & 30 litre capacities.

The cold water softeners now have industry leading Pentair control valves fitted for additional assistance. This makes them smoother and more forward to service, quicker to set-up and have increased regeneration efficiency. The back-lit display is clear to see in dark areas. For use with a cold water supply up to 35°C.

Softened water for warewashing and laundry can be achieved with European Watercare’s Autosoft hot water softener. In red, this water softener produces superior washing results and protects equipment from harmful scale and other minerals. Optical sensors regulate the backwash cycle for a trustworthy, clear-cut performance. They are available in 10, 18 & 30 litre capacities and have a timed or meter control valve.Red Hot Autosoft Water Softener

The man behind the great photos of our new ‘Autosoft’ hot and cold water softeners is Steve Hughes. He has done an excellent job capturing the functionality of the controls and clean design on the softeners in his product photography shoot. You can find these photos in our brochure and our website

 

 


Why You Should Use Filtered Water In Your Restaurant

Water filters are not just a sales ploy. There are many benefits to using filtered water in your business, other than just financially.

In order to maximise the day to day performance of your restaurant appliances and enhance the taste of your water, water filters can also improve cost-effectiveness and longevity of your appliances.

One big business-changer; discover the many reasons you should use filtered water in your restaurant.

Protection of Expensive Kitchen Equipment

Many appliances that are a staple in the kitchen require water in order to operate. Water may seem clear, empty and harmless from the outset, but what you don’t realise is water is full of minerals and dissolved solids like calcium, magnesium, zinc, aluminum, and iron, that can wreak havoc on your appliances.

While it depends on your location as to the hardness of your water and the effect it can have on your appliances, hard water will inevitably eat away at your appliances and can create a large build up of limescale.

By investing in a water filter, you will be able to remove water contaminants that can damage appliances and prolong their life. This, in the long run, will help save money by not needing to replace or repair appliances as often. Most warranties do not cover damage by limescale.

This counts for all equipment - the larger appliances like coffee machines, dishwashers and steamers, as well as small restaurant equipment such as glasses. You’ll see less scale build up and there will not be a need to descale appliances as often. It will also help reduce the number of unexpected breakdowns of appliances.

Environmentally Friendly and Cost Effective

While you are spending more time, money and effort on appliances because they are rapidly building up with limescale, your appliance will not be working as efficiently as it was built to be. Your heating appliances will not be able to work or heat as effectively and this will can be reflected in utility costs.

By prolonging the life of your appliances, you will also be reducing the plastic waste produced by restaurants from things like packaging and bottled water.

Low Maintenance

Water filters provide optimal high quality water, which in turn provide long, maintenance-free machine running times. Filters do need to be changed, but the limescale build up will be significantly reduced.

Tastier Drinks & Meals

It has been suggested that by removing tap water contaminants, this not only prolongs the life of your kitchen appliances, saves you money, reduces cleaning efforts and is environmentally friendly, but can also make your food and drink taste better.

How? Well, without limescale build up - ice and water won’t have the same, fresh taste. Water rid with limescale has been known to have a funny taste and smell. Some people have been known to prefer ‘hard’ water, but it’s known to taste bitter or salty. This is due to the high amount of minerals that are dissolved in the water. This then has an adverse effect in the drinks you are serving in your restaurants, cold and hot beverages. Tea and coffee can be especially sensitive, so customers will know the difference.

Hard and soft water can also affect the taste and preservation of the food you are serving. Here are a few examples:

  • Beans failing to soften no matter how long they’re soaked and boiled. This is due to the minerals tightening up the plants’ natural pectin.
  • Bread products failing to rise as high as required. This is due to the effect hard water has on yeast activity.

By using a water filter in you restaurant kitchen, you can dramatically increase cost efficiency by prolonging the life of both big and small appliances. With the use of water filters, you can also decrease environmental impact and increase the quality and great taste of food and water your restaurant serves.


Committed To Recycling 100% Of All Water Filters

WaterCare are proud to announce the launch of WaterCare Recycling initiative.

Why have we opened WaterCare Recycling & what are we recycling?

Building on our core philosophy of providing the most eco-friendly water treatment products available on the market today, it was a natural decision to progress this and develop a new area of our business dedicated to the recycling and re purposing of ALL water filters.

Therefore, we are now able to recycle and re-purpose ALL types of plastic and aluminium water filters using our newly operational recycling facility at our Head Offices in Harlow, Essex. We are also able to regenerate the expired resin from within these water filters to be used in future manufacture of new water filters.

How does recycling water filters benefit you?

The added value and service this new operation provides means that not only can you purchase your water filters, made right here in the UK by WaterCare, but you can also utilise this facility and help reduce plastic waste from filters to zero. In addition, all components of any expired, unwanted or end-of-line water filters will be re-purposed or regenerated for future manufacture in our products.

Benefiting our customers and your customers customers...

Our ability to use the recycled, high quality, raw materials in the production of our water filters is a key element in our efforts to protect the environment and continues our aim to become the most sustainable producer of water treatment products. It also offers clients the opportunity to deliver a strong and transparent message, both internally and to their customers, that they are passionately committed to reducing plastic waste throughout the industry through the supply of sustainable, eco-friendly water filters from WaterCare.

How can you get involved?

Simple.

Either send your unwanted water filters back to us for recycling or contact us with details on how many you have to return and we will have them collected from you free of charge!*

What type of water filters can I send back to WaterCare Recycling?

Any Water Filter. We can recycle all major brands of filter; Brita, BWT, Everpure, 3M and all other manufacturers.

*Free Collection is dependent on location and volume. Please contact us for more details and to discuss your requirements.

Learn more about the recycling process

Stage 1 Collect, Disassemble & Sorting of Used Single Use Water Filter

 

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Stage 2 Extraction, Separation & Regeneration of Expired Resin

 

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Stage 3 Plastics Recycling

 

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Our Message of Reassurance Against the Uncertain Backdrop of Brexit

As a British manufacturer, all of us here at WaterCare have naturally been keeping a close eye on developments surrounding Brexit and have put in place plans to positively approach this undoubtedly uncertain period for all.

Our customers are our number one priority and we believe we have a solid, reliable and sustainable solution, offering confidence and stability, whilst removing the uncertainty surrounding supply and costs associated with the UK leaving the EU.
 

Our Unique Position in the Global Water Filter Market and how YOU CAN BENEFIT

We manufacture our water treatment products right here in the UK. However, all of our major peer group competitors are European. As a result of this, we find ourselves in a relatively unique position in light of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The impact of Brexit could potentially create volatility with currency markets. This uncertainty could negatively affect the cost of imported goods, which could then lead to price rises. Therefore, purchasing your water filtration, water softening and reverse osmosis solutions from within the UK, through WaterCare, is a sensible and reliable choice, offering a seamless, uninterrupted supply at reassuringly fixed costs.

 

Confidence in Supply – Made in Britain

We’re well stocked and due to our own internal strategic planning surrounding Brexit, we’re confident we can meet any extra demand in production at our 55,000 Sq.ft manufacturing facility located 25 miles outside of London.

 

Speed of Delivery & Lead Times – Shipped from the UK

You can be 100% confident in receiving the same fast, efficient and cost effective service regarding lead-times and delivery of WaterCare goods. Due to the fact that we manufacture from within the UK, our exposure to any potential lengthy shipment delays, increased shipping costs or additional administrative paperwork surrounding supply from Europe after March 29th, is negligible.

 

Reassurance of Fixed Pricing – No planned increase in 2019

We are so confident with the hard work our team has put into the planning and strategy surrounding Brexit, the subsequent withdrawal and the transition period, that we are pleased to announce that we currently have NO PRICE INCREASE PLANNED for 2019. Naturally, this offers our clients the opportunity to budget for filtration costs with confidence and peace of mind. However, this announcement needs to come with the caveat that, due to the sheer unpredictability of the year ahead, we reserve the right to amend this statement and update our pricing, should it be necessary to do so, based on sound commercial reasoning in the future..

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with all our customers and any business currently purchasing water filter products from European manufacturers to discuss in more detail what we can offer and how we can help clients through the transition period with minimal impact to their business or their customers.

If you would like to contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements and needs, please contact our Head Office, your Account Manager, or email us at info@watercare.co.uk


Soft water in hotels

The Benefits Of Soft Water In Hotels

The hotel industry is a competitive sector, with hundreds of different establishments all competing to capture the attention of a finite number of travellers every year. As a result of this high competition, many hotels have found they have only one option: they have to go above and beyond what their competitors are offering, in as many different areas as possible.

This conclusion leads hotels to focus on the core basics of their service, aiming to provide the best customer service, the comfiest beds, and the best all-round experience for their guests. However, with these basics in place, hoteliers have to began to branch out and consider other ways that they can stand out from the crowd and distinguish their establishment as the place to be – all without impacting the overall efficiency and profitability of the hotel itself.

It’s fair to say that the above desire – to offer the best possible experience to customers and improve the overall running of the business – is a big ask, but there are a few ways of achieving a two-for-one; satisfying both goals in one fell swoop. While there are a variety of different ways to do this, we’re going to focus on one seemingly small, but undoubtedly significant, change that can hugely benefit any hotel: the installation of a commercial water softener.

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What Is a Commercial Water Softener?

The water that is supplied to any business or household is the product of a long process of storage and purification to ensure it’s fit for use. During this process, water can become infused with a number of different minerals, such as limestone and chalk. When this happens, the water becomes “hard”; a term used to describe water that has high mineral content. While these minerals are harmless to human health, they do cause some problems – as we’ll discuss in more detail soon.

A commercial water softener seeks to remove these minerals from the water, so that all the water coming from taps and outlets in a hotel is “soft”. Here’s why soft water is so beneficial to hotels.

Soft Water Ensures Outstanding Cleanliness

As mentioned, hard water contains additional minerals. For the most part, these minerals are harmless due to their low volume – or at least, they’re harmless to human health.

Unfortunately, the minerals found in hard water have a number of downsides, the most obvious of which is their residue. These mineral deposits, for example, are responsible for water spots and brown marks – both of which can be very difficult to remove, and the presence of which will no doubt elicit a number of complaints from hotel guests. Soft water, on the other hand, contains no additional minerals, so there’s no need to worry about having to remove these deposits from tiles, flooring, and shower screens.

As a result, soft water means an easier job for cleaning staff, and fantastic, clean bathroom areas that guests are sure to appreciate.

Soft Water Makes Warewashing and Laundry Easier

The mineral deposits as described above don’t just impact tiles and flooring; they can also gather on fabrics, such as bed sheets and pillowcases and of course glasses plates and crockery.

While one would think a standard laundry process would remove these deposits, this sadly isn’t the case; in fact, further washing in hard water can make the problem worse. Over time, this can essentially ruin the fabric, creating stiff, uncomfortable bed linens that no guest is going to want to sleep on.

Likewise with consistent dishwashing. The effects of chlorine and limescale can cause clouding and streaks on glassware and crockery.  Soft water running through your dishwashing equipment will provide first class, clean, crystal clear, crockery and glasses that will impress your guests.

By installing a commercial water softener, the issue of mineral deposits is immediately removed. This results in a better experience for guests, lower laundry costs, and saves money by ensuring all fabrics are able to last for as long as possible

Soft Water Helps to Create a Superior Experience For Guests

There are four ways in which soft water via a hotel water softener can help to create a superior experience for guests:

An Improved Bathing Experience

As well as creating mineral deposits, hard water also changes the chemical composition of the water ever so slightly. This change is most apparent when using shampoo or shower gels; in hard water, these products will not produce much lather. Given that lather is often seen as a luxury when bathing, its absence can adversely affect a guest’s opinion of the bathroom facilities of the hotel.

A More Pleasant Hair-Washing Experience

When a guest rinses their hair after shampooing, the mineral deposits in hard water can cling to the hair strands rather than rinsing clear. When this happens, the result is far from ideal; the deposits can make hair seem stringy and greasy, even though it has technically recently been washed. However, when rinsing their hair with soft water, guests will experience light, bouncy, clean hair that looks and feels fantastic.

More Comfortable Bathing

Studies have found links between hard water and skin conditions such as dry skin or eczema. By installing a water softener, hoteliers can be sure that their guests will be able to bathe comfortably, with no risk of these common skin issues being exacerbated during the bathing process.

A Preferable Drinking Experience

If the water is hard, many guests will find that hotel drinking water is rather unpalatable; hard water has a distinctive taste due, once again, to the minerals it contains. By installing a water softener, hotels can be sure that their hotel tap water will be free of any such issues, ensuring guests are able to adequately quench their thirst with highly drinkable water that suits their palate. Your hotel Barista will be serving up great tasting coffee too, using only the best ingredients – your water!

In a highly competitive industry, hoteliers have to go the extra mile for their customers and – wherever possible – ensure the running of their hotel is as smooth and hassle-free as it can possibly be.

As we have seen, installing a commercial water softener is more than suitable for achieving both aims, allowing for quicker and more efficient cleaning, boosting the guest experience, and even helping to save money on replacement linens. As a result, if you run a hotel, choosing to install a water softener is truly a no-brainer, and a choice that your establishment will benefit from in a multitude of different ways.

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soft water in hotels


Breast cancer awareness

European Water Care And Meiko Joined The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Who Are Against Breast Cancer and What Do They Do?

Against Breast Cancer are a charity who raise money to fund the research into preventing secondary breast cancer and finding new treatments. The founders are on a ‘quest for a future free of breast cancer’. The two behind the charity – Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia, selflessly worked hard to create the successful charity. They built it from the ground up themselves.

The couple started raising funds in the supermarkets growing and selling sweet peas and selling ginger cakes.

All their hard work and research is appreciated by many, including European WaterCare and Meiko UK Ltd, who are doing their part to raise money for the respected charity.

Meet the Duo Behind the Popular Pink Water Softener

European WaterCare

European WaterCare are UK manufacturers providing environmentally sound and cost effective watercare solutions. European WaterCare provide leading industries such as UK food service and warewashing with commercial water softeners, filters, calcium treatment units, reverse osmosis units and monitoring products.

Meiko UK Ltd

Meiko are a leading company in the UK for professional warewashing, cleaning and disinfection technology. Meiko provide top of the range cleaning solutions for hotels, restaurants, bakers, canteens, nursing homes, hospitals and many more. Meiko were excited to be raising money for Against Breast Cancer, as it’s a charity close to their hearts.

How are we doing our part to help fight against cancer?

Earlier this year, European WaterCare and Meiko UK joined forces to help raise money for Against Breast Cancer. Together, the leading companies launched special promotion for pink water softeners.

They vowed for that every softener sold between March and June 6, 2018, they would jointly donate £50 to Against Breast Cancer.

The unique, pink water softener was manufactured by European WaterCare and supported by Meiko’s head office team, with the pink softener available to caterers nationwide. The team headed out to Hotelympia 2018 to display the hot pink softener, so consumers could see it for themselves!

Where did this amazing idea come from?

Paul Anderson visited the European WaterCare factory last year and asked the question ‘can you manufacture a Pink Water Softener?’

‘Of course we can! Why?’ ‘It would be a great idea to produce one and have on our stand at Hotelympia and use it to raise money for Breast Cancer’ he said.

So that’s exactly what this duo set out to do!

Success! The pink water softener campaign was a success to say the least. The team raised £620.00 for Against Breast Cancer!

European Water Care and Meiko Against Breast Cancer