Catering Water Softeners
A water softener is an appliance which removes calcium, magnesium and other ions from water to leave pure, fresh clean water (often referred to as soft water). This resulting water helps to ensure water compatibility with soaps and detergents and extends the lifetime of plumbing and appliances.
Installing a water softener will add protection to any plumbing equipment as it will reduce the amount of calcium deposits and other build-ups such as limescale which can degrade pipework, block joints and generally cause damage or complications.
Commercial dishwashers and glass washers (as well as other catering equipment that is connected to mains water supplies) are particularly affected as they use high pressures, heat water and rely on balanced detergent and soap chemicals to function correctly. Resultantly, there is a requirement that all commercial dishwashers and glass washers are fitted with a water softener to preserve machine longevity and ensure consistent wash results. Failure to do so could invalidate your warranty, reduce system performance and increase operational costs.
Read more about catering water softeners here.