The hottest summer in 12 years is said to be on its way. Temperatures are said to be set to reach 33°C. So how do you prepare yourself for a heatwave that is said to last from June through until August?
- Wear the appropriate clothing.
Loose clothing will allow your body to breath, helping you maintain a good body temperature. Choosing Light-colours will help reflect the sunlight, meaning that you stay cooler for longer. Choosing clothing that covers your skin will reduce the risk of getting sunburnt.
- Avoiding Strenuous Exercise
During the spell of warmer weather, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the sunshine, but that doesn’t mean that you should be overexerting yourself; especially outdoors. Keep your workouts short and opt for performing outdoor exercise in the mornings or evenings when it is cooler.
- Drink more water
Water will ensure that you keep properly hydrated. If you need a guide to how much water you should be consuming, we recommend sipping water throughout the day. Don’t wait until you are feeling thirsty. Isotonic liquids may also be required during the heatwave. This will help replace the minerals lost to perspiration.
Drinking cold water will help lower your body temperature, but you may also wish to make use of a cold shower or even a wet towel on your neck and shoulders to help keep cool.
- Limiting your Caffeine and Alcohol Intake
We all have our vices, sure, but limiting the amount of caffeine and alcohol you consume during the heatwave is probably for the best. Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and promote dehydration.
If you can’t kick the caffeine habit or Friday “beers with the boys” simply cannot be missed, then be sure to consume a glass of water for every caffeinated beverage or unit of alcohol.
The world is facing a plastic pollution crisis, and showing no signs of slowing down. By 2021, plastic bottle consumption is suspected to be half a trillion. This is a 20% increase on our current plastic pollution state around the world.
We have all experienced or heard about recent climate change and unexpected extreme temperatures happening in cities and countries globally. But have you thought about your plastic consumption and the effect it has on the environment?
Plastic pollution is now and should be seen has an equal threat to climate change as the epidemic is affecting all organisms and natural habitats around the world.
How Many Plastic Bottles Purchased A Day?
Mainly due to urbanisation “on the go” lifestyle and poor local water supplies about 20,000 plastic bottles are bought every second, amounting to a million plastic bottles bought every minute. Can you imagine the build-up of plastic pollution yearly or three years from now?
Plastic and the Environment
Microplastics are posing serious risks to marine life such as whales, sharks and other species. These sea creatures swallow hundreds of indigestible plastics daily, releasing harmful toxins into their bodies and disrupting their normal nutrient intake.
Plastic pollution is threatening human health too, plastics have been found in fish and shellfish and the consumption of these seafood results in ingestion of tiny pieces of plastic every year.
Current UK Plastic State
Over 35.8 million bottles are consumed every day in the UK. Now you might be thinking where does it all go once used?
Don’t be surprised to find plastic bottles and packaging swarming your favourite beaches and coastlines in the UK during the summer. Astoundingly, just over half make it to recycling, and the rest ends up in landfills, where upon, burnt and leaked into the environment.
UK Plastic Solutions
China has stopped accepting foreign waste, this has become a problem for the UK as 500 000 tons of UK plastic was being shipped to China a year.
Great Britain is now faced with the task of finding alternative solutions to slowing down plastic pollution in its cities.
To reduce plastic waste, a scheme in Brighton is offering free water bottle refills in shops and cafes.
Water UK have noticeably seen the success of this initiative and is hoping to bring this refill scheme to every major town in England by 2021.
Another initiative the UK government will try and adopt is the Norwegian way of recycling, known as the deposit system.
Consumers will pay a small charge on each plastic bottle bought in the shops, similar to the current plastic bag policy in the UK. However, when the plastic bottle is returned to the shop or a recycling machine, consumers will get refunded for the charge.
Recycling machines will offer customers shop vouchers or the option of making a charitable donation.
This recycling system has had immense success in Norway, attributing to the countries 97% recycling rate compared to Great Britain’s 50%.
It’s time to start reducing your plastic waste and contribute positively to the environment. At Pressure Coolers, we offer a range of drinking water fountains, the ideal solution to reduce plastic pollution in schools, homes and public environments.
Too read more interesting statistics about plastic pollution around the world and in the UK see the infographic below.
Your water cooler water has run out and you are not sure where to refill water cooler bottles. Don’t panic, there are few things you can do to maintain a healthy supply of drinking water for your water dispenser.
Sign Up With A Trusted Water Delivery Company
If you want to deal with the carefree way of refilling your water cooler bottles, it’s as simple as signing up with a company that delivers water to your doorstep.
You can choose between 18.9 litres water bottles and 11.4 litre water bottles depending on your water demands. Generally, when you sign up with a water supplier you will have to pay a deposit for each water cooler bottle you request. This deposit is paid once off and thereafter you will pay a small delivery fee every time you need your water cooler refills.
It’s important to specify how much water you will need for your environment for the long run. If you are unsure how much your office will need, just give your water supplier a call and they can help find the right quantity for you.
Refill and Refit Your Bottles
Some people prefer to refill their own water cooler bottles. This process is really tricky and does not come recommended. If this is an avenue, however, you want to explore you can purchase push fit bottle caps for your water bottles. These are designed to fit most water dispenser bottles (11.4 litre and 19 litre) and are self-piercing.
The other downside of refilling your water cooler bottles with tap water that has not been processed could affect the integrity of your bottled water cooler. Tap water likely contains lime-scale building components that directly affects the taste and quality that the machine produces. To top it all off, tap water quality is generally quite poor in taste and quality.
Is There Another Alternative?
Why bother signing up for a water delivery service or even going through the fuss when you can invest in a mains water cooler? These machines are bound to save your hassle, time and prolonged water bottle refilling costs. They are directly connected to the mains water supply and offer a constant supply of drinking water. They can be fitted with water filters to improve the taste and are able to chill and heat water.
If you require any advice on water delivery, bottled water cooler accessories or mains water coolers, please do not hesitate to call us 020 8855 3333 or chat with us on Live Chat.
Although our articles generally focus on all things water dispenser related, we thought we would debunk an interesting topic that we all have always assumed to be an absolute. Do restaurants really have to provide you with water free of charge if you ask?
Although this is a right, the rules are a little more crossed then people would generally think – actually not all establishments have to give you a glass for free.
A Common Misconception – Free Water
Restaurants don’t necessarily have to serve free tap water. Only establishments across England, Ireland and Wales that serve alcohol do. Weird, right?
According to the Licensing Act 2003 *Updated in 2014 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) restaurants in England and Wales who serve alcohol are required to give customers free tap water (different act from Scotland, but same legislation). So those that do not fall under this legislation are not legally required to.
Relax… most restaurants do serve alcohol so you should have access to free tap water but that is not guaranteed. It’s important that you also bear in mind that these rules do only apply to paying customers.
Can Restaurants Charge For Filtered Tap Water?
There is no requirement that states that tap water needs to be filtered before serving a customer. Restaurants can or generally do charge for filtered drinking water. Although establishments that serve alcohol have to serve free drinking water there is not hard rule about filtered versus unfiltered water.
Difference Between Filtered And Unfiltered Water?
It is argued that filtered water tastes better than tap water as it has gone through a process which remove impurities that often create a bad taste. Filters greatly reduce the number of chemicals and other substances that you find in your tap water and generally retains minerals like zinc, magnesium and calcium which are beneficial to your body.
Looking For Filtered Water For Your Home Or Office?
When you not enjoying an outing to your favourite establishment remember to stay hydrated. So, whether you are at home or your office remember to ensure that you have access to drinking water and even filtered drinking water at that.
Water dispensers have become a popular choice in the work environment due to workspace hydration demands, it’s also a place where employees gather and share news, and network whilst filling up their cup or bottle.
Have you ever wondered about the history of water dispensers? If you find yourself stuck on a topic to chat about at the common water cooler then this infographic might just help you out the reason behind why it began in the first place.
At Pressure Coolers, we also offer a range of water dispensers from bottled to plumbed, outdoor and indoor water coolers in all sorts of shapes, sizes and even colours! Give us a call on 020 8855 3333 to find out more!
With the increasing inferior quality of public water systems, more people are confiding in bottled water for their hydration needs.
In today’s society bottled water has become a way of life and many government bodies, are now using it to measure inflation.
Plastic bottles on the environment
The effect that plastic bottles has on your health and environment:
- Plastic bottles don’t biodegrade, thus over time they break down into smaller remains, that pollute waterways, soil, and poison animals.
- When placed in landfills, plastic water bottles can take years, even centuries to decompose, emitting poison gasses into the environment over time.
- Plastic bottles and bags are most evident at beaches and in oceans, every square mile of the ocean has approximately over 40 000 pieces of floating debris of plastic.
Why drinking fountains are good for the environment
Take your stand on pollution and become more environmentally conscious through finding alternative ways to satisfy your hydration needs. Why don’t you start by considering drinking water fountains?
- Drinking water fountains have built in filters that extract harmful chemicals and metals found in water.
- The materials that make up the drinking fountains are often anti-microbial silver, that can resist and kill bacteria.
- You will help reduce fossil fuel extraction needed by thousands of dumper trucks needed to drop off plastic bottles to landfills daily.
Indoor Drinking Fountains
If you work in an office or leisure centre, indoor drinking fountains is the perfect solution in doing your part to safeguard the environment.
Outdoor Drinking Fountains
Putting drinking water fountains in public area such as parks, popular streets, a school environment is a great solution to reducing plastic pollution. Outdoor drinking water fountains have developed over the years to be more hygienic, efficient and easy to use.
At Pressure Coolers, we have a wide range of drinking water fountains for your hydration needs. To find out more about our drinking fountain offering call +44 20 8855 3333 or chat to us on Live Chat.
Plastic pollution might not be visible to the naked eye, but that doesn’t mean it’s not effecting and destroying ecosystems every day. Make a stand towards pollution and drink smarter with our drinking water fountain range.
Water is a very important to our lives, especially when trying to be healthy and active. In order for our bodies to perform at its maximum capacity and be fully operational, we need to consume a certain amount of water each day.
Daily Water Consumption
There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day. The health authorities commonly recommend eight to ten glasses of water for a full grown adult, which equals about 2 litres. But when we consume that amount of water, our bodies naturally get rid of half of that amount when visiting the restroom. A good rule of thumb to remember is when you relieve yourself, you need to replenish with more water to maintain hydration levels.
When looking at children between the ages of 4 and 12, researchers have found that they tend to drink more fruit juices than water. Yes, they might be consuming liquids but the liquid which they are consuming are more of a danger in terms of overload of sugar and other ingredients.
In their daily lives, children are extremely active and energetic – even more so when they consume sugary drinks. The following minimum recommendations are best suited for children within their age groups:
- 5 – 8 years need to consume 5 glasses of water per day.
- 9 – 12 years need to consume 7 glasses a day.
- 13+ years need to consume the same amount as adults, which is 8 – 10 glasses.
When looking at schools, water needs to be made a priority. An adequate amount of clean, accessible drinking water fountains needs to be readily available for them.
We stock a range a water fountains which can be installed differently. Whether you require a wall mounted fountain or a floor standing fountain – indoor or outdoor, we have them all. Our wheelchair accessible water fountains are something which we have put a lot of thought into as there are special requirements for them in terms of size, height and width to provide the comfort and ease of the person consuming from the fountain.
Remember, you and your child should drink more water when you’re exercising or on a hot day. We often don’t feel thirsty even when our bodies need fluid, so it’s a good idea to drink water regularly throughout the day.
Does your school or property require a drinking fountain? Do not hesitate to contact us on +44 20 8855 3333 or fill in our contact form with you requirements and we will get back to you.
Water coolers have become extremely popular over the years. One of the main reasons being their convenience in which they can provide cool drinking water to employees. Choosing a water cooler can be quite daunting especially when you don’t know the different types of water coolers there are out there. Pressure Coolers stock a wide range of water coolers and water fountains that will be sure to accommodate your every hydration need.
So what is the difference between a mains water cooler, bottled water cooler, and drinking fountain?
Mains Water Cooler
A mains water cooler is directly into the mains supply providing you with access to an unlimited water. It is suitable for indoors and the preferred water cooler for large offices and corporate environments. This can come in either floor standing or a counter-top models.
Bottled Water Cooler
Bottled water coolers are suitable for indoor use too. This type of water coolers uses water bottles which can be purchased separately once the water has been finished, it is our most energy efficient, reliable and ergonomic cooler. It can come in either floor standing or a counter-top models, with a variety of shapes, colours and sizes.
At Pressure Coolers, we stock a range of options from small capacity fountains through to high capacity units generating 120 litres per hour. Fountains come in refrigerated and non-refrigerated versions as well. We also have a number of models that are designed to allow easy access for wheelchair users and of course we have BREEAM and WRAS approved models too!
Outdoor drinking fountains are similar to the indoor drinking fountains except they offer a long-term solution for high traffic environments. These fountains are ideal for schools, universities, parks and other leisure activities, they also do not need any cups or other accessories. They are plumbed directly from the water supply and drainage so you will never have to worry about running out or wasting water.
Both indoor and outdoor drinking fountains come in wall mounted or a floor standing models.
If you are interested in a water cooler or drinking fountain and need some assistance as to what would be the best suited to your environment, please call us on 020 8855 3333, or chat to one of our live consultants who can point you in the right direction.
Hydration in the workplace is often overlooked or underestimated. Lack of water intake daily can seriously hinder normal brain functioning and productivity in the work place.
A recent study showed that there is a 14% increase in productivity when an efficient amount of water is consumed every day. Imagine all the work that can be completed or deadlines made by just keeping hydrated!
Here at Maestro Pressure Coolers, we offer companies many rental options for their office water service needs. We have both short and long-term rental options on various products to suit your preferred tastes. Below are our office water services:
Rental and Delivery Office Water Service
Under sink chiller rental
The under sink chiller is a perfect alternative for office spaces where you don’t have space for the traditional water cooler or you would like to keep your water dispenser out of sight. The chillers sit conveniently underneath the kitchen counter and are connected to your main water supply. A constant supply of chilled water is guaranteed for your staff members and it removes the process of ordering and waiting for water bottles or the frustration of running out of water.
The rental price includes delivery and installation, sanitation, filter changes and maintenance for your under sink chiller. Installation assumes that the water supply and electricity is available within 3 meters, otherwise additional charges may apply.
Drinking fountain rental
Drinking fountains are ideal for large companies and office spaces with more staff members than the average office. Drinking fountains provide a long-term convenience as you do not need cups and will never have to worry about running out of a fresh supply of drinking water. They are plumbed directly into the mains water supply and drainage system ensuring minimal water wastage.
We offer a range of indoor and outdoor drinking fountains for your office water needs, our rental prices include delivery, maintenance and sanitisation. Installation is subject to site survey.
Bottled water cooler rental
At Pressure Coolers, we offer a wide variety of water dispensers that are of the highest quality and is sure to meet your hydration demands. They are energy efficient, reliable, elegant and ergonomic coolers. Our coolers come in many shapes, sizes and colours. Be it off-white, dark grey, burgundy red, and more, you don’t have to worry about it not suiting your office environment and appeal.
Our rental prices include delivery, maintenance and sanitisation for these bottled water coolers.
If you interested to rent our office water services, call 020 8855 3333 or chat to us on live chat to find out more information.
Has the thought of having a water bottle filling station crossed your mind? If so, this is the post for you.
Aside from having a bottle filling station installed, you should make sure that any whole product or part being installed, has been certified and of supreme quality.
Bottle filling stations
Our bottle filling stations are ideal for environments in need of a long-term drinking water solution. We stock a range of bottled filling stations which are suitable for fitness clubs, education, and healthcare facilities or even offices. These modern water dispensers can provide touchless refills of a preprogrammed amount of water.
These bottled filling water dispensers are convenient and easily accessible hydration points for environments looking to provide water in a straightforward fashion. They are an excellent way of reducing the carbon footprint of plastic bottles and disposable cups.
What does it mean to be WRAS approved products?
WRAS Approval is one of the easiest ways to demonstrate compliance with industry standards, as it is granted directly by representatives of the water suppliers and manufacturers. It is therefore accepted by every water supplier in the UK.
WRAS Product Approval of whole products such as valves, boilers & showers undergo mechanical and water quality testing to ensure that products are in full working order. This type of approval demonstrates full compliance with industry requirements of the regulations and bylaws, provided the fitting is installed according to any conditions given with the approval.
The WRAS approval has been put in place to certify that whole product and parts do not jeopardise the water quality and purity.
Are you in need of a WRAS approved water cooler or bottle filling station? Do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8855 3333 or alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will call you back to address any need of yours.