7. Beverage Equipment and Water-Dispensing Appliances
For many food and beverage service operations, beverage equipment (e.g. coffee machines, soda dispensers, etc.) help provide a steady stream of revenue to the business. As a result, it’s critical to have precautionary measures and preventative maintenance in-place to limit equipment down-time. Scale filters and frequent cleaning can act as a band-aid solution, but microorganisms and biofilm growth stemming from source water or dispensing points circumvent these efforts by passing through filters and growing almost anywhere water is present. Not only does this potentially damage equipment, this contamination can also lead to illnesses for customers and employees alike.