La Quinta Inns & Suites in Comfort, Texas has removed the build up of calcium in its hotel rooms and reduced the use of detergent and chemicals in the hotel laundry following the installation of the patented, award-winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America. Such has been the success of the Scalewatcher system that the owner has since purchased two additional units for his other two hotels.
La Quinta Inns & Suites is marketed by LQ Management LLC, one of the largest operators of limited-service hotels in the United States with 80,000 rooms. Based in Dallas, Texas, with 9,000 employees nationwide, La Quinta operates and provides franchise services to more than 800 hotels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico under La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inns & Suites brands. The franchised hotel in Comfort, Texas is located on three floors and has 65 rooms and three suites.
Although only situated in a moderately hard water area with a water hardness of 16gpg, an iron concentrate of 0.1ppm and an overall TDS (total dissolved solids) of 322ppm, the hotel experienced problems with hard water spots building up in the hotel rooms including showers, sinks, stools, ice makers and coffee and tea makers. In addition the hotel had to use large quantities of chemicals and detergents in its laundry.
Looking for a solution to the problems, the hotel turned to local water treatment specialist, Comfort Water Treatment. The company repaired the hot water recirulating line and then suggested the installation of a Commercial series Scalewatcher system on to the incoming main 3” copper water line.
“We drained and flushed the water heaters and then installed the Scalewatcher system which bypassed the two water softeners that were treating them”, says Terry Adams proprietor of Comfort Water Treatment. “The execessive calcium deposits on the showers, sinks, stools and waterfed equipment was elimited within 45 days of the Scalewatcher being installed”.
Head of Housekeeping Jennie Vaughn, is thrilled with the Scalewatcher system.
“We used to have problems with hard water spots building up in our hotel rooms. Thanks to the Scalewatcher water treatment, water spots have disappeared and not come back. Doing laundry is also easier. We used to use a lot of chemicals but now due to the Scalewatcher system I have done away with all of them and in addition I use less laundry soap because of the quality of the water. It is a great system.
Scalewatcher North America has a range of environmentally friendly units that will combat the effects of hard water limescale without the use of chemicals or salt. A fit and forget system, Scalewatcher is easy to install and requires no plumbing, maintenance or chemicals. Using modern, integrated circuitry the Scalewatcher emits an electronically applied force field, induced by a coil wrapped around the outside of the pipe work, which keeps the minerals in suspension and thus prevents limescale forming. The unit can be attached to all types of pipework material, regardless of size.
Scalewatcher models are based on continuous research and over 20 years experience and expertise as market leaders in electronic scale control with countless units sold worldwide. The patented Scalewatcher systems start at $248.00 USD and are capable of treating pipe sizes from one to 80 inches. All Scalewatcher systems come with a full performance guarantee and include free shipping throughout North America.