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 be faced with drinking fountains that are tarnished, rusted, have a leaky spout or limescale deposits. And you are pressed for time to find a solution.
Below are a few tips to help you bring 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. What’s more, if the spout is blocked by limescale build-up, it can be a source for bacteria growth.
If you can’t replace the parts yourself, don’t hesitate to contact a service professional. At
Source Omega, we often remind our clients that this is a good way to simplify operations from the start.
Polish the basin
Sometimes, even if your drinking fountain is still operational, the fountain basin requires deep cleaning. The basin must be cleaned with the 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 you answered 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 for your outdoor drinking fountain guarantees that your water will taste good and promote good health.
But before replacing the filters, ask yourself the following:
- Are you sure you know which filter model you need to replace?
- Do you have in-house expertise needed to replace the filters?
- Do you have the time required?
Once again, if the answer is no, seek the help of industry experts. Don’t forget that the issue is the quality of the water you are serving your users.
Are there other options to repairing 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 is to consider purchasing a new drinking fountain model. This solution is much more cost-effective for municipalities, businesses and establishments.
That’s why, at Source Omega, we encourage each of our clients to consider the purchase of an outdoor drinking water fountain as a long-term investment. Think about it.