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Information about all of your hot water needs. Helpful tips for business owners across a variety of industries including restaurant, apartment and property management, health care, senior living, breweries, and more. Information about water heaters, water heater equipment, service and maintenance plans, water heater rentals, energy efficient appliances and money saving tips. Reliable Water Services covers all of your commerical hot water needs.

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Booster Heaters, Hot Water, Water Heater Safety, Water Heaters

Booster Heaters: Electric or Gas?

Last week on The Boiler Room, we talked about using booster heaters for hot HOT water warewasher sanitation vs. chemical sanitation without a booster heater.

Do you need a booster heater for your restaurant or other commercial establishment? You can read all about it here: To Boost or Not To Boost?

Now let’s talk electric booster heaters vs. gas booster heaters. I’m inclined to suggest you go with a gas booster heater for your restaurant, hotel, or other commercial enterprise. Here’s why…

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Booster Heaters, Hot Water, Water Heater Safety, Water Heaters

To Boost or Not to Boost?

If you want to go with the high-temp warewasher, a booster heater is for you.

In the business we like to avoid using the common (albeit misguided) term “hot water heater.” We prefer plain ol’ water heater. Why? Because “hot water heater” is redundant. Think about it: you don’t need to heat already hot water; you need to heat regular tap water. Get it?

But there’s one situation where “hot water heater” actually makes sense: when we’re talking booster heaters. Booster heaters “boost” already heated water (between 120°F and 140°F) all the way up to that 180°F your restaurant or other commercial application needs to sanitize without the use of chemicals.

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Hot Water, Water Heater Damage, Water Heater Repairs, Water Heaters

Winter Prep for Water Heaters

Take these water heater winter prep precautions and you’ll have a much happier spring!

A water heater not properly prepared for winter can create a serious mess, resulting in a time-consuming hassle that’ll cost you a lot of money, both short- and long-term. So be sure your water heater is ready to roll this winter and into the coming spring by following these tips for water heater winter prep.

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What is a water heater circulating pump? Reliable Water Service tips on why your business can benefit from a circ pump. Save money, faster service, & more.
Hot Water, Water Heater Repairs, Water Heaters

Circ Pumps: Keeping Your Business in (Reliable) Hot Water

Do you have to run your faucet for a while, just waiting for the hot water you need to run your restaurant? Do your hotel guests complain it takes too long for the hot water tap to warm up?

There could be a number of reasons for this hot water problem. Assuming your equipment is sized correctly, an examination by a trained water heater technician might reveal a relatively simple solution: adding a circulating pump to your commercial hot water system.

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Boilers, Hot Water, Water Heaters

City Steam

Have you ever seen a fourteen-story boiler? Yep, you read that right. FOURTEEN STORIES.

It takes FOUR of these monster-sized boilers to supply much of the City of Milwaukee’s downtown buildings with steam heat. All that steam comes from a centralized plant located in the Menomonee Valley and owned by We Energies. The facility provides water and atmospheric heat for 450 downtown Milwaukee buildings, all while producing electricity as a byproduct of the steam generation. The Valley facility is the largest utility-owned co-generation plant in the entire United States – and it’s right in the backyard of our Reliable Water Services HQ! Seems like city steam heat runs most everything in downtown Milwaukee, just like it has since the mid-1800’s.

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Hot Water How To: Trust a Trained Technician

A trained water heater technician is immediately aware of the most suitable option and can source it directly.

You’re out of hot water. As a decision maker at your business, you rely on your dedicated maintenance crew to fix all the little (and big) breakdowns that come with your day-to-day operations. But when it comes to keeping your commercial hot water supply steady and solid, there’s just no substitute for a trained water heater technician. I’m talking big savings in time and money – and that’s a must if you want to keep your operation running successfully.

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