With the summer season fast approaching, it is important to count on an outdoor drinking water fountain that works perfectly. And, if it hasn’t been properly shut down at the end of the season, you may be in for some unpleasant surprises!
You may have to deal with drinking fountains that are tarnished, rusted, or having a leaky spout or limescale deposits. And you are in a hurry to find a solution.
Below are a few tips to help you bringing your outdoor drinking fountain back to life.
Replace the spout
You have to act fast when faced with a defective water spout. If not replaced, it can result in ongoing problems with the water pressure. Moreover, if the spout is blocked by build-up of limescale, it can be a source for bacteria growth.
If you cannot replace the parts by yourself, do not hesitate to contact a professional service.
Source Oméga often reminds to its clients that it is a good way to simplify operations from the beginning.
Polish the basin
Sometimes, even if your drinking fountain is still operational, the fountain basin requires deep cleaning. The basin must be cleaned with appropriate polishing products, bringing new life to the stainless steel, and putting the shine back in your drinking fountain.
Before beginning the process, ask yourself the following:
- Do you know where to find the right polishing products?
- Do you have the time required to work on all your drinking fountains?
If the answer is no, seek help in maintaining the basins of your outdoor drinking fountains.
To ensure your water is free of chlorine and sediment, you must change the filters. This maintenance step of your outdoor drinking fountain guarantees you a good tasting water and promotes good health.
Before replacing the filters, ask yourself the following:
- Are you sure you know which filter model you have to replace?
- Do you need in-house expertise to replace the filters?
- Do you have the time required?
Once again, if the answer is no, seek the help of industry experts. Do not forget that the issue is the quality of the water you are serving to your users.
Are there other options to repair your outdoor drinking fountain?
Sometimes, in spite of proper maintenance or excellent repair service, changing parts is not the best option. In some cases, a better option to consider, is the purchase of a new drinking fountain model. This solution is much more cost-effective for municipalities, businesses and establishments.
That is why Source Oméga encourages all its clients to consider the purchase of an outdoor drinking water fountain as a long-term investment. Think about it!