Commercial water treatment system maintenance
Maintaining your commercial water treatment system is critical. Your system works mechanically, chemically and biologically. Routine monitoring of commercial water treatment systems detects problems that could otherwise result in failure of the system.
The importance of water system maintenance
Commercial water treatment covers a wide range of applications. Some are obvious, like treating processed water in manufacturing or installing drinking water coolers. Some are not so obvious. Many facilities could lower maintenance and operating costs or extend the life of equipment with localized water treatment.
Most buildings include some type of humidification. These systems use energy like heat or vibrations to change water from liquid to a gas so it can be mixed with air. When this happens, minerals are often left behind. These minerals form a crust on the heating elements of the humidifier. This causes the humidifier to use more energy to make steam and it shortens the life of the heating elements, adding a replacement expense that can be avoided.
Avoid that situation by installing a small water softener on the feed to the humidifier. Localized treatment keeps the new equipment cost down and focuses the treatment where it is needed. Some of our commercial customers install a softener on their humidifier in every building on their campus. It makes a difference.
Preventive maintenance programs
It’s important to remember that consistent and reliable water treatment is not just about the mechanics, it’s also about the chemistry. While ongoing monitoring and maintenance is essential to proper functioning and longevity of commercial water treatment systems, many Secondwind commercial customers don’t have the time to worry. Therefore, we offer preventive maintenance programs for all commercial customers.
Water treatment system and customer needs vary, which is why we offer two annual preventive maintenance programs:
Annual Contract Preventive Maintenance
This program monitors the mechanical and chemical operation of your water treatment system—from water source to tap—to keep the system running properly consistently. The program includes:
- One to four inspections per year according to the needs of your site
- The addition of salt to softeners and chlorine to day tanks
- Cartridge changes
- Discounts on labor and materials for any required repairs
Pre-scheduled Preventive Maintenance
This preventive maintenance program offers the same services as the Annual Contract Preventive Maintenance program, minus the labor and materials discount.
Secondwind’s preventive maintenance programs:
- Ensure you’ll always have the quality water your business needs to succeed
- Extends the life of your system’s investment
- May reduce the cost of service and repairs
You can lower your energy costs and extend the life of your equipment by treating the water to your humidifiers. It makes a difference, no matter how low the hardness is in your water.
Commercial remote water monitoring system
There are a variety of businesses that rely on high-quality water, so they invest in water treatment equipment that fits particular needs, whether it be great tasting beer, clean molds for chocolates, sanitized medical equipment or proper humidification, to name a few.
Some business owners don’t have real-time knowledge of the status of their water supply, pumps, storage and controls. They don’t necessarily know if and when there could be problems. The lack of knowledge can lead to costly accidents, unhappy customers, spoiled products and more.
The easy solution is an affordable remote water monitoring system with alarms added to an existing water system.
Secondwind’s monitoring system has the capacity to:
- Monitor wells, pumps, flow rates and water pressure
- Keep tabs on station temperature, station flooding and intruders
- Continually assess storage volume, treatment functions, power supply and pump cycles
Alarms alert customers if a well delivers less flow than expected, if atmospheric storage is too low or too high and if the discharge pressure to the community is too low or high. If a well fails, you know it before you run out of water.
A live website monitors these functions, and you are able to log in at any time. You can view graphs and reports for a day, month, year or custom timeframe. You can view reports on alarm status and history.
You can customize your notifications. You can receive real-time texts and/or emails to alert you when something is wrong as well as ease your mind to tell you everything is okay.
Remote monitoring standardization
Monitoring and alert systems are generally standard with new control panels. But monitors are easy to add to existing water systems. They can be used to monitor the water supply in any building, especially for water critical applications. For example, if you have equipment that requires RO (reverse osmosis) or DI (deionized) water to operate, this system can provide remote visibility to your supply and alert you by text and/or email if that supply is compromised.
Remote monitoring systems typically cost thousands, not tens of thousands of dollars. They are worth considering for an aspect of your system that is absolutely essential.
Contact us today with any questions about commercial water treatment system maintenance and remote monitoring systems.