FILTRATION SYSTEMS LARGE AND SMALL....
WATER FILTRATION / REVERSE OSMO:
Dolce Vita Espresso installs and services water filtration equipment/ reverse osmosis for your restaurant AND HOME! For volume coffee machines and brewers, we install the Omnipure hi-flow line of sediment, granulated carbon (GAC) and phosphate scale reduction filters. We do all your filter maintenance and change-outs and stock Hoshizaki and Everpure for icemakers. DOLCE VITA consults / advises on larger filtration solutions for entire cafes and restaurants. (We have a C-55 licensed water treatment contractor on staff.)
MAJOR NOTE: Filtration systems are NOT necessarily water softeners. Your small under-faucet Brita filter is not capable of making the correct water your espresso machine needs. Only a reverse osmosis system with storage tank, or resin-based canister water softener is capable of making the correct water. Use Arrowhead type bottled water or the water machines in front of most supermarkets.
WARNING: All filtration systems are under EXTREME pressure and must not be serviced until depressurized, or serious injury could result.
HOT NEWS FLASH: The wide availability of small compact reverse osmosis systems has made the canister water softener with its annoying salt recharges OBSOLETE - with the END of monthly service fees. Compact alkaline reverse osmosis systems FOR THE HOME can run for years with practically no maintenance! CALL US! IMMEDIATE HOME AND RESTAURANT/CAFE INSTALLATION AVAILABLE!! We are experts in configuring small reverse osmosis systems and build them ourselves to the specification required for YOUR setup.
HEALTH ALERT: YOUR FILTRATION SYSTEM MUST BE MAINTAINED! Old neglected filters, especially old sediment filters can get absolutely filthy and harbor huge bacteria colonies so change your filters as scheduled!
** YOUR ESPRESSO MACHINE CAN SUFFER $$$ EXPENSIVE DAMAGE FROM HARD WATER SCALE. Hard water scale deposits, especially those that ooze outside the boiler, will initiate an electrolytic corrosion process that is like a cancer, destroying all metals/fittings it touches.
Dolce Vita Espresso always does a professional test of your water to determine its hardness using a Hach testing kit.
UNDERSTANDING WATER HARDNESS:
Water hardness is measured typically in grains per gallon (GPG). One GPG is 1 grain (64.8 milligrams) of calcium carbonate dissolved in 1 US gallon of water. It translates into 1 part in 70,000 parts of water or 14.3 parts per million (PPM). We are concerned with magnesium and calcium water hardness. If your water measures above 5 GPG, you have a hardness problem. Here in Glendale, CA. we have typically 12-15 GPG, which is way too much. After treatment, your GPG reading should be no more than 2 GPG and preferably even less.