Commercial Water Softener Repair Guide

Commercial water softener malfunctions are generally very similar to residential problems. Don’t let the size of the system scare you off from what can be very profitable repair service work. Many dealers are intimidated by a 48-in. diameter softener leaving a vacuum that can be filled by competent service companies in a less competitive atmosphere. Market conditions make commercial service repair work in higher demand and repair rates should be commensurated with this increased need.

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Meeting the needs of your customer

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner CWS-VI, CI is national sales manager for Topway Global, Inc., Brea, Calif. He can be reached at 714.255.7999, or by e-mail at jerry@tgipure.com; www.tgipure.com.

Publication Date: 
April 6, 2005
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April 6, 2005
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Water Softening

Hard water in restaurant applications causes aesthetic spotting problems in addition to the inherent financial burdens.

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Meeting Restaurants’ Water Needs

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is national sales manager for Topway Global, Inc., Brea, Calif. He holds CWS-VI, CI Water Quality Association Certifications. He can be reached by email at jerry@tgipure.com.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2004
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Fighting Water Softener Bans

Dealers are rightfully concerned about the spread of legislation prohibiting water softener discharge into city sewers and septic systems. Although California is the center of industry efforts to protect the market against arbitrary bans, in the last two years several other states have issued rules prohibiting septic tank discharge.

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Nationwide legislation regarding softener discharge impacts dealers

About The Author: 

Carlyn Meyer is the director of public affairs for the Water Quality Association, Lisle, Ill. For additional information, visit www.wqa.org; 630-505-0160.

Publication Date: 
November 26, 2003
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November 26, 2003
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Iron in the Water Supply

"It makes my water taste funny."

"It leaves an orange ring in my sink and shower."

"It has a weird smell."

About The Author: 

Nancy Lucas is marketing manager for the water conditioning segment of Cargill Salt. Lucas started with Cargill Salt as a chemist in 1988 and joined the marketing department in 1991. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

Publication Date: 
August 27, 2003
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August 27, 2003
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14403

Metals Plant Needs High-Purity Water

Dayton Progress Corp.'s focus has been on manufacturing metal punches, punch blanks and metal stamping tools. It also would take experienced water treatment professionals to ensure that the proper quality water was used in each process. That is why it relied on Crown Solutions, Inc. to manage the point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) water treatment for each of its manufacturing processes that required water.

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Application Requires Softening, Reverse Osmosis and Other POU/POE Technologies to Purify Water on an Ongoing Basis

Activation Date: 
June 27, 2003
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14228

Farm Animals Need Clean Water, Too

In 2001, the Minnesota State Fair built a 50-foot by 80-foot state-of-the-art barn, which would feature cows, pigs and lambs. The Miracle of Birth Center was built to reflect modern animal production practices in the existing Children's Barnyard at the fairgrounds. Pregnant cows, pigs and lambs were transported from out state Minnesota for the special birthing exhibit in the Children's Barnyard.

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Filtered water helps birthing animals at Minnesota State Fair

Publication Date: 
June 27, 2003
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June 27, 2003
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Focus on Troubleshooting Water Softeners

Let's face it, as good as water softener valves have become, certain factors can affect their performance. There also are many older units out there that dealers still have to contend with. So, in an effort to help keep business flowing, as well as softened water, Water Quality Products went in search of an expert to bring you the top troubleshooting tips for valves. The search led to Jay Runkle, employed in technical services at Pentair Water Treatment.

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10 need-to-know tips for dealers

Publication Date: 
March 11, 2003
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March 11, 2003
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Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The following is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Special Issues Fact Sheet on Water Softeners. This document supports the WQA's position on softener wastes and the fact that they are not harmful to septic systems.

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August 27, 2002
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Putting an End to Hard Water Problems

Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Marriott Hotels, Starbucks and The White House may be vastly different with regard to the people who use and manage the facilities; yet when it was time to solve water quality problems, they all looked to the same resource: Kevin Britton, a RainSoft dealer at Quality Water of Maryland, located in Frederick, Md. (part of the Washington D.C. metro area).

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Nursing and rehabilitation center stops escalating plumbing repair costs

Publication Date: 
August 27, 2002
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August 27, 2002
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Back to the Basics, Part 2

How does everyone achieve effluent water that meets their needs and demands? Each situation is different, but a simplistic explanation of various technologies will be discussed in this article. Each of the following categories has had much written about them, but this article will be an overview of several methods in order to help you educate the general public so they can make an intelligent decision, purchase something of value and continually seek professional consultation.

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Brushing up on water treatment 101

About The Author: 

Jeff Roseman is a certified water specialist-I with the Water Quality Association. He has a vast knowledge of chemistry and physics from studies in electrical engineering at Purdue University and has helped develop UV light air purifier and ionization controllers for Great Lakes Control Systems, in Leamington, Ontario. He is a master distributor of Ethylene Control, Inc., in addition to being a distributor of Hanna Instrument, Pura and Hydrotechnology Filtration Systems, and Pro-Zone International Ozone Products. He is the owner of Aqua Ion Plus+ Technologies and can be e-mailed at jeff@aquaionplus.com; 219-362-7279; www.aquaionplus.com.

Publication Date: 
May 28, 2002
Activation Date: 
May 28, 2002
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13127
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