From the dawn of time water has been essential for the function of the human body. From the dawn of time, there have been water myths and legends told for assorted reasons from teachings to misunderstandings. Today we debunk some of the myths and mystique surrounding water.
One prominent myth is that of water and weight-loss. During the early days of media when “scientific studies” were an advertising normality without backing; many claimed that water was the cause of excess body mass. This was usually a crutch to sell products for quick and easy weight-loss. The body uses retained water over time to ensure constant hydration. Excess water retention in the body can happen, but this usually occurs when there is an excessive consumption of vitamins and minerals – one of the biggest water retaining minerals being salt.
For a long time, many believed that drinking too much water is bad for one’s health. This is a more complex path of thinking than previously realised. Excessive water consumption can have adverse side effects but this usually occurs when the water that is consumed is hard water – i.e. water that is high in mineral content. The minerals in the water can start to congest various mucous membranes within the body, inhibiting the functions of the various parts of the urinary system. Drinking pure, natural water is an excellent way to negate these effects.
There are various water myths surrounding boiled water.
A prominent myth is that of boiled water killing bacteria. It is true that boiling water may kill some bacteria but not all bacteria can denature or deteriorate due to elevated temperatures.
Another common water boiling water myth is that of twice-boiled water. According to various sources, boiling water twice is dangerous as it allows for an increase in the concentration of minerals that cannot dissipate due to evaporation. Although it does indeed increase the concentration of minerals in the water, it is not dangerous unless there are problems with the water supply pre-boiling the first time. The initial quality of the water makes the biggest impact in this scenario.
The next two water myths are somewhat intertwined with one another. These are the myth of only drinking water when you are thirsty and the myth of water is only needed to quench thirst. They are connected as the reasons they are false are very similar. Thirst is a side-effect of dehydration. As such, yes you should drink water when you are thirsty, but not only then. Other side effects of dehydration include fatigue, dry mouth, cramps and even nausea. These symptoms may arise long before the thirst sensation. Water is also not only needed to quench thirst but is needed for daily bodily functions and processes.
If you would like us to ease your mind of questioning if your tap water is safe to consume at your office or workplace, contact us on 020 8855 3333 or alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand that the world has finite resources. Therefore, we do our best to ensure that the world will be sustainable for future generations. Plastic bottle recycling is taking The UK by storm. Take a read below and find out how you can do your bit to reduce, reuse and recycle your plastic waste.
How To Recycle Your Plastic In The UK
We have compiled some information to assist fellow UK residents in their journey on the recycling path.
It is important to remember that not all plastics used are not created equally. Most plastics can be recycled, but the extent to which recycling can take place depends on the technology available.
In the UK, the recycling facilities focus on packaging and packaging types, including but not limited to:
• Plastic Trays
• Margarine/ Butter Tubs
• Yoghurt Pots
It is wise to remember the recycling in your area is controlled by councils and not by the central government as the logistics of such control would take too long and be too costly.
How We Do Our Bit To Recycle Plastic
Being involved in the water supply industry can leave a lot of waste; especially plastic. At Pressure Coolers, we understand that consumers also appreciate and value a healthy environment, and therefore use 100% recyclable plastics for bottles used in our bottled water coolers.
We offer the collection of old/used 19-litre water bottles for reuse. However, we understand that not everyone has a water cooler and that plastic recycling goes further than water.
If you would like us to ease your mind of water bottle recycling, contact us on 020 8855 3333 or alternatively email us at email@example.com.
Many people are under the impression that a water filter is only needed when their drinking water has been compromised or contaminated. This, however, is not the case. Tap water goes through many different purification methods in order for it to be drinkable, these chemicals can be filtered out with a water filter in order to have the purest possible water.
Reasons Why You Need a Water Filter
Filter out chlorine and lead for a healthier drink Chlorine is used to clean drinking water, yet it can be harmful to the human body. Lead has been proven to cause diseases as well as learning disorders among children. A water filter purifies the water, eliminating harmful substances like chlorine and lead. Rural water protection Water transmitted viruses, which are found mainly in rural communities due to poorly managed water sources, put pregnant women and children at the highest risk of death. Water filters help to protect the people from these diseases. Reduce Cancer Water filters greatly reduce the risk of rectal, colon and bladder cancer, since they remove most contaminants from the water.
Pressure Cooler Filters
At Maestro Pressure Coolers we offer a large range of replacement water dispenser filters and accessories from leading water cooler manufacturers including 3M, Cuno, Pure flow and Omni-pure. Whatever your requirements are, we have a solution for you. When it comes to water cooler filters and cartridges, we can supply you with Replacement cartridges, Filter heads, Carbon block refills, Softening filters, Filter housings, Complete replacement cartridges and Complete filter systems. If the product you’re looking for is not listed here, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0208 855 3333 and we’ll assist you in any way we can.
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.
Hot water boilers can be an integral part of an office kitchen – providing convenient, always-available hot water on tap for employees, 24 hours a day. Our range of water boilers can be installed on the counter-top or as wall mounted.
Installing a water boiler that produces hot water on demand can increase the productivity of your staff by ensuring that they are no longer waiting for the kettle to boil. Our objective is to offer reliable products at competitive prices and to provide prospective customers with the advice they need to make their purchasing decision.
Our range of hot water boilers come in the following three designs:
As the name suggests, an undersink hot water dispenser is usually installed below counter level to hide away the appliance from users. This has two main benefits. Firstly, the stylish water dispenser tap is the only part on show, leaving much more counter space in comparison to standard hot water boilers.
A wall mounted hot water dispenser is perfect for areas with limited counter space. Offering the same output as any other boiler, a wall mounted boiler is usually positioned above a sink instead of including a drip tray.
Countertop hot water dispensers
A countertop hot water dispenser is exactly what the name suggests. Perched on the countertop of a kitchen counter, this allows for easy access and usage.
All boiler units are sold separately or with an installation kit added on.
When it comes to looks, cost, and convenience people nowadays are more inclined to having a bottle-less water cooler than a bottled water cooler.
However, a thorough knowledge of the benefits and drawbacks of plumbed in water coolers will help you to appreciate the recent trend and make a right choice.
Clean and safe drinking water is the most important aspect that anyone would look for while buying a water cooler. With a mains connected water cooler, you can rest assured that you are getting only pure drinking water free from any contaminants.
Space and cost have always been a concern while buying any new thing for the house, especially when there are less free area and limited budget. A plumbed in water cooler is connected to the main water supply in your house, to dispense drinking water without needing you to spend money on plumbing, buying water bottles, or storing them.
Also, you can easily find a water cooler of your choice that would fit into your space from the wide collection of water coolers in the market.
Installation of bottle-less water coolers is very simple and is usually made from the company side. It is also easy to operate and maintain. No technical expertise is needed to operate the equipment.
Avoid dust to accumulate in the equipment, which may hamper the effective running of the dispenser, and may also turn it into a breeding ground for germs. Cleaning it once a week is necessary to generate healthy drinking water.
Cost of plumbed in water coolers may vary with designs and features and some of them may even be expensive. If you desire to have a specific type of water cooler, then the price may become a disadvantage for you.
The advantages and disadvantages of having a plumbed in water cooler as discussed above may guide you while shopping for a water cooler.
If you have any further questions or want to place an order through our agents, you can call us on 020 8855 3333 or alternatively, drop us an email using this contact form.
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!
It’s important to note that when you are busier than usual it’s essential that you get more water in. Having an accessible water cooler in the office will do wonders for you, your staff and productivity levels in the office.
Why You Need An Office Water Cooler
Did you know that the main cause of fatigue is dehydration? Keeping yourself and your staff hydrated helps to improve productivity levels by at least 30%. Not only this, but it is a legal requirement to ensure that employees have access to clean drinking water at the workplace.
Our water coolers provide you and your office with cold, fresh and clean drinking water. Pressure Cooler’s products are low maintenance and the most efficient way to keep your employees drinking water.
Price And Warranty
We provide an extensive range of water coolers and dispensers to suit your needs. Our water coolers start from as little as just £80 (excl. VAT). The installation process is quick and normally takes around 1 hour! Browse our list of terms and conditions to learn all about what it is that you get and service agreement.
After Sales Service
Upon delivery of your new water cooler, you will also receive our maintenance plan which includes a visit from one of our friendly engineers. Every 6 months, we will send out someone to sanitise your water cooler and change the filter.
Should there be a problem with your water cooler in between this time, we will happily come to your office and check out the problem. And you will only pay for any spare parts required to fix your water dispenser! That is our service agreement.
To get a bottled water cooler in your office, contact us today on +44 20 8855 3333 or chat with us on Live Chat.