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Top Tips for Proper Bottled Water Etiquette At Work

Posted by on June 9th 2021 in Water Coolers

While water coolers are increasing in popularity in offices, factories, shared workspaces, and receptions, there are still plenty of people who are drinking water from bottles. But whether it’s single-use bottled water or a dedicated personal water bottle, if you’re using bottled water at work, what’s the best way to drink from it?

Bottled Water Etiquette

Staying hydrated and refreshed by drinking plenty of water is the key to productivity and staying at the top of your game to hit your goals at work. And while bottled water is a popular way to keep your hydration levels up, there’s a certain etiquette...

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How Does Your Mains Fed Water Cooler Filtration Work?

Posted by on June 4th 2021 in Water Coolers

With a mains fed water cooler in your office, you and your staff and visitors are guaranteed great tasting, fully-filtered water with every pull of the tap. And, by keeping everyone properly hydrated and refreshed, it’s no secret that this type of water cooler is more popular than ever. But how does that water cooler filtration work – and does it make a difference?

What is a mains fed water cooler?

Our mains fed water coolers work in much the same way as standard bottled water coolers, with both requiring a standard wall socket to power the heating or cooling element inside....

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How To Keep Yourself Hydrated As The Weather Gets Warmer

Posted by on June 2nd 2021 in Health

It can be hit and miss in the UK, but we’re now starting to see temperatures slowly rising as we head towards another glorious summer (fingers crossed). But as those temperatures rise and the weather gets warmer, it’s crucial to stay cool and keep your hydration levels up by drinking plenty of fluids. So how can you make sure you’re staying hydrated?

Warm weather hydration

Up to 60% of all adult bodies are made up of water. And along with other essentials, even our blood is around 90% water. The NHS Eat Well guide says we all ought to be drinking 6...

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Why Does Water In London Taste Different To Other Areas Of The UK?

Posted by on May 24th 2021 in Water Coolers

Everyone loves a glass of cool, thirst-quenching water straight from the tap. But though UK tap water is highly regulated for safety, its taste can differ from region to region. And as London and the south-east is a hard water area, that can affect taste more than anything else. But a water cooler can give you the pure, fresh taste you want.

What is ‘hard water’?

Water is fluid, so it can’t be hard, can it? Water’s ‘hardness’ is indicated by its taste and how it’s categorised from region to region. All across the UK, tap water is generally divided into three...

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How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Water Cooler In London?

Posted by on May 21st 2021 in Water Coolers

With water cooler rental at an all-time high across London and the southeast, finding the right supplier for your business can prove to be a difficult choice. But if you’re looking to rent a water cooler for the first time, or perhaps even change from your existing supplier, how much does rental cost – and are you getting the best value?

Rental value

Whether you’re working in the office, going to the gym, visiting the doctor, or even taking your car for an MOT anywhere around London, the chances are you’ll see – and use – a water cooler. And if you...

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The Big Thirsty Work Switch To Recyclable And Biodegradable Paper Cups

Posted by on May 14th 2021 in Environment

With the ongoing global climate emergency, Thirsty Work has a responsibility to play our part in reducing the environmental impact on our planet. To reflect that, we’ve made significant changes to the way we operate and one area we’ve taken action on is reducing our single-use plastics by introducing a full range of recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable paper cups.

The global plastic problem

Plastic waste is an all too common problem around the world. While we’re all aware that plastics end up in our oceans, the statistics still make for shocking reading. According to National Geographic, 1m single-use plastic bottles are sold...

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Do Water Coolers Use A Lot Of Electricity?

Posted by on May 10th 2021 in Helpful Advice , Water Coolers

We know our customers love the ease and convenience of a Thirsty Work water cooler in their workplaces. After all, it gives them cool, refreshing, filtered water on-demand, keeping them better hydrated for longer – what’s not to love? But having cool, or even hot, water on-demand means using energy. So how much electricity do water coolers really use?

An eco-friendly option

While we’re as eco-friendly as we can be in our water cooler products, packaging, and deliveries, we also try to be as economic as we can in their energy consumption as well. To get a cost of running a water...

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Why It's Essential To Have A Water Cooler On Your Film Set

Posted by on May 7th 2021 in Helpful Advice

From indoor studio productions to large, outdoor location shoots, every TV and film set involves dozens, if not hundreds, of people. It can be hot and thirsty work for everyone involved, indoors or out, so having plenty of easily accessible and conveniently placed water coolers on any film set or TV studio is essential for all artists and crew.

Water for a healthy crew

While other liquid refreshments will usually be available on set, water will always be the best option. Quenching the thirst of everyone, fresh water helps keep the whole team properly hydrated and alert while keeping those energy levels...

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How Often Should Water Coolers Be Cleaned?

Posted by on May 4th 2021 in Water Coolers

The cool, refreshing taste of a glass of pure, fresh water from a water cooler is as revitalising as it is invigorating – especially on a hot day. But to get that same fresh taste day in, day out, your water cooler needs to be kept clean, germ-free, and safe for everybody to use.

How often should water coolers be cleaned?

Drinking water is good for you and it’s still the best choice of fluid intake to maintain overall good health. So we should all be drinking more of it throughout the day, to keep us hydrated and feeling alert wherever we...

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The Benefits Of Keeping Yourself Hydrated And Drinking More Water

Posted by on April 27th 2021 in Benefits of Water

Water. It might not look like anything fancy, but it’s essential to a healthy lifestyle and vital to your body in more ways than one. From maintaining your body temperature and flushing your toxins to simply quenching your thirst, there are plenty of benefits to drinking more water and increasing your hydration levels.

Hydration and nutrition

Our bodies are up to 60% water – even our blood is 90% water – so it makes sense that drinking more of it will keep your body’s levels nicely topped up. While the NHS Eat Well guide advises us to drink 6 to 8 glasses...

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