When brothers Andy and Tim Peacock took over Peacock Water in Ohio, the company had already been around for three generations. In 1906, Andy and Tim’s great grandfather cofounded Peacock Brothers Plumbing with his brother. In 1953 the brothers decided to delve into the water conditioning business, and the company was renamed Servicesoft.
Tim and Andy Peacock carry on the legacy of water service in Ohio
I could truthfully state that I was a door-to-door salesperson — for one whole day.
I shadowed a security system salesperson to gain an accurate view of different sales techniques and potential customer reactions and interactions, and to gauge success rates of and attitudes toward this type of direct marketing.
It was a long but educational day.
Tips for making the most of door-to-door sales presentations
Membrane processes can be classified in many ways, based on nature, structure or driving force. Hydrostatic pressure differences are used in microfiltration (MF), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO) and gas separation as the driving force for mass transport through the membrane.
Growing range of applications spans the water treatment spectrum
Stated simply, hard water is water that is hard to lather, and soft water is not. A more technically accurate definition of soft water describes the physical removal, to less than 1 grain per gal (gpg) in most cases, of calcium and magnesium salts. If you cheat and go to the end of this article, however, future generations’ definition of soft water might read “less than 4 gpg, as defined by the U.S. Geological Survey.”
Softening Through the Years
New technologies offer dealers opportunities to maximize efficiency for customers
If you attended the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 tradeshow in Indianapolis in April, you heard about many exciting topics, but probably none that have been in the works for as long as the septic study. After more than 10 years in the making, the Water Quality Research Foundation published results from the Environmental Impact Study that was funded to investigate the effects residential ion exchange water softeners may have on the performance of onsite septic tanks.
Septic study results show systems working together efficiently
Recently, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) released the results of a survey it commissioned on homeowners’ opinions on water quality and treatment. The respondents showed increasing awareness of water quality and willingness to pay for treatment systems — all promising news for dealers and distributors of residential water treatment.
UV Superstore Inc. launched a new website for improved user experience and enhanced functionality. It features an extensive search and cross-reference of replacement UV lamps, quartz sleeves and other consumables for use in most UV water and air treatment systems. The new website features UV Superstore brand UV treatment systems, with models for residential and commercial/industrial applications. Designed to give the user access to the company’s knowledge base, which comes from many years of experience, the new website is designed as an online tool to find “anything UV.”
The quick-change, auto shutoff, environmentally friendly QT drinking water filter is ideal for water cooler and residential filter applications. Removing the filter body from the head automatically switches off the water. An integral mounting bracket incorporated into the head makes installation quick. Push-fit connections in the head, available in either ¼- or 3/8-in. sizes, ensure rapid connection.
No-Drip faucets have a chrome-plated polypropylene HFSL body with ¾-in. 16 UNF threads. They mount to dispensers and containers with a ¾-in. hole dia-meter. They use standard H Line uppers, including the 2-5PSC bonnet and child-resistant Touch Guard upper. Rated for ambient and cold temperatures, the faucets have flow rates of 1.51 gpm. They are ideal for glass, plastic and ceramic beverage and water dispensers and containers.
LaMar Hunt will advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the POU water cooler industry
Pionetics named LaMar Hunt vice president of water coolers. Hunt will be based in Florida; however, he will serve clients around the globe and his primary role will be to advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the point-of-use (POU) water cooler industry.