Tips for Buying Proper Water Treatment Equipment
By Lana Hawkins
Nobody is surprised anymore when the local health inspection authorities declare tap water is not safe to drink. The problem of finding clean water has become a global issue, but the contaminants that render water unfit for consumption vary from region to region.
Fortunately, you can take matters into your own hands and buy your own domestic water treatment equipment. Make no mistake, this also applies to you as a business owner, large or small. Here are a few tips that will keep you foolproof when faced with “green” equipment dealerships.
Since we have raised this topic, let’s get the obvious out of the way – dealers are interested to sell the product at any cost. However, you shouldn’t be daunted by this since it’s pretty obvious when they enter that seller’s pitch mode.
If they sense you are not properly informed, they will try to razzle-dazzle you with petrifying stories of tests and water treatment methods in order to coerce you into buying the equipment on the spot. Just let them know you can see through their demagoguery and proceed to the next step.
Have your water tested
As we’ve said, every water is different. Its properties depend on factors such as the contents of the soil and sediment in the region, as well as the condition of your pipes. A state certified laboratory can test your tap water for unwanted pollutants and, once you get the results, you can consult the unbiased quality experts.
The range of water pollutants can be daunting, from lead and other heavy metals to algae and bacteria, but these trained professionals will provide sound, scientifically-backed advice. There’s no cheap verbal manipulation in science, and they will offer concrete steps and approaches on how to solve the problem with water contaminants, and that’s when you proceed to buy the appropriate water treatment equipment.
Be picky about your water treatment company
Whether you are a small household or a large company, you should take your time to research water treatment companies and find the one with the most reputable “resume.” As a small household, you can always rely on water filtration systems, and it’s quite easy to find many tips about this online.
However, even for a bigger private property (or a private business), this might be a temporary solution. When sophistication of the system is concerned, efficient commercial UV systems will satisfy your needs. They have a wide array of applications in several industries and they use ultraviolet rays to disinfect water. These filters will not only rid your water of bacteria and other microbes, but they will also clear your water of unpleasant tastes and odors.
It’s NEVER only about the purchase price
Keep this bit of advice in your mind – purchasing sophisticated water equipment is a money well invested, but it never ends there. Discuss possible maintenance fees with water treatment companies because maintenance can be much more than just replacing an old filter. It might involve chemical processes that take time and money.
Various water filtration systems can use a diverse range of water filtration techniques. As we’ve mentioned, some use ultraviolet rays to purify water, while others use activated carbon or reverse osmosis. The underlying thing is: you should always be updated on the relevant information related to water filtration systems.
This also applies to staying updated in regard to the properties of your water. The environmental circumstances are known to change, and some new and unexpected pollutants can be introduced to your pipes. Find a comfortable interval and test your water on a regular basis.
Water filtration on a scale of a region or a city has been a crucial level of defense against the water contaminants. However, times are changing rapidly, and adding the second line of defense at your home or your business will certainly help you sleep easier at night.