Every cooler installation is slightly different, but a typical installation involves putting the water filtration system inside or on the back of the cooler, depending on model, or under a sink if the cooler is next to it. In addition, we’ll install a “T” in the filtered water line and run it to coffee machines and ice makers. In cases where the water coolers are not located in the kitchen, we’ll run the water lines over the dropped ceilings and down inside the wall. We’ll then cut a small hole in the wall behind the cooler, cover it with a wall plate, install a shut-off valve and connect the water line to the back of the cooler. We use highly reliable copper tubing (not plastic) and pressure regulators as required. Our installations are similar to how your phone, or computer, lines have been run throughout your office.
Our standard service procedure is to have the coolers serviced, cleaned, all operating parts and water temperatures checked and inspecting the water lines every 6 months. We also tailor service contracts and filter replacements to suit many of our clients’ specific needs.
We use a broad range of filter types and manufacturers (See our section on Filtration Systems). Our standard filtration unit uses a Pre-Filter at 1-micron and an Extruded Carbon/Heavy Metals Filter at 0.5 micron to filter out chlorine, lead, cysts, parasites and other contaminant larger than 0.5 micron in size. We also add KDF metallic alloy designed to enhance effectiveness and prevent bacteria fouling. Our enhanced optional upgrades include: Bacteria, Ultraviolet and Reverse Osmosis.
Reverse Osmosis filters use “Semi-Permeable Membrane” technology. In this technology water is pushed against a membrane with microscopic pores that only allow H2O molecules to pass through. All other contaminants are flushed away leaving only extremely pure water for drinking.
Bottled water is frequently filtered tap water or it comes from other sources such as wells or springs. Almost all bottled water is filtered at the bottling plant and sealed into bottles. Bottled water is not necessarily safer than tap water, as it sits unrefridgerated in bottles for indefinite periods, resulting in bacteria growth over time. Leaching of the chemicals that make up the plastic bottles can also be a problem as the bottles are reused over a number of years.
The most obvious problem with bottled water, and the water that is dispensed from bottled coolers, is shelf life that results in bacteria growth over time. After bottled water has been filtered it sits in the bottles unrefrigerated, which allows the growth of bacteria. Also, dirt, dust, and airborne germs can easily enter the bottled water coolers through the large opening in the top of the cooler. When the bottles are changed the neck of the bottled is rarely sanitized, nor are the person’s hands changing the bottle, therefore whatever is on the neck or on the bottle changer’s hands is now in your water storage tank. And finally, when was the last time you saw the bottled water company come and clean, or sanitize, a bottled water cooler?
BPA short for Bisphenol A is a chemical compound found in some hard, clear, lightweight plastics and resins. It's used in the production of various types of food and drink containers, compact discs, electronics and automobile parts, and as a liner in some metal cans. Animal studies suggest that, once ingested, BPA may imitate estrogen and other hormones, according to the National Institutes of Health. Some polycarbonate containers — especially water bottles — are marked with the code number 7 on the bottom. If unsure, call the manufacturer and ask about the BPA content in the product. Polycarbonate plastics are the hard, see-through plastics used to make products such as baby bottles, reuseable water bottles. Classwater Coolers are all BPA free.
Classwater Bottleless (Point-of-Use) Water Coolers look, and perform, like office bottled water coolers, with many advantages over the 5-gallon jugs. Our bottleless coolers come in Cold/Room temperature, Hot & Cold, as well as Tri-Temp (Hot/Cold/Room Temp) models. They include a Classwater Water Filtration System and are connected to your building's water supply. The Classwater standard multi stage filtration system is designed to remove taste, odour, chlorine toxic organic chemicals, heavy metals, cysts and parasites as well as particulates down to 1/2 micron in size (1 micron = 1/1000 mm) allowing only trace minerals (nutrients) salts (fluoride) and calcium to pass through. The filtration systems can be upgraded to include bacteria filters, UV filtration and Reverse Osmosis filtration. The installation of Classwater bottleless water coolers is hidden from view using copper tubing and pressure regulators as required. The coolers may be located any distance from a water source, but are most often installed in kitchens, break rooms, coffee stations, or near a source of water. We service what we sell. Maintenance is required and provided semi-annually by CLASSWATER. Maintenance involves cleaning of the cooler and water tanks, checking all operating parts and the water temperature and inspecting the water lines. We replace the filters as required. Our high standard of excellence in sales and service guarantees that you are drinking only the very best water at all times.