Water is essential for life on this planet. Safe and clean drinking is unavailable for millions of people around the world. In the United States, people use about 346,000 millions of gallons every day. In any regions of the country, there are about 21,000 different compounds and substances that can contaminate the drinking water supply. Lead is present in many parts of the country. When it is ingested, it can lead to learning disabilities in children. Nearly 480,000 children are impacted every year by lead poisoning. If you have concerns about the safety of your drinking water, you can have a home water treatment system installed. Getting the right system is not as hard as you may think.
- Talk to the people you know. If you know other people who own their own home, you should ask them what company installed their home water treatment system, if they have one. The best way to get quality goods and services is to get a personal recommendation from a friend, family member or coworker. Even getting recommendations about who you should not use can be helpful.
- Have the home water treatment company come to your home. To get the information they will need to give you accurate estimates, you will need to have the companies that provide household water softener systems come to your home. They will have to take measurements and work out your water usage to be able to put together an accurate quote for the home water treatment system. If the companies you are talking to balk at doing this prior to giving you a quote, go someplace else. No water treatment system company can give you a correct quote without coming to your home.
- Have all of your questions answered. If you have hard water or are concerned about the water treatment process, the company your hire to install your home water treatment system should be willing to answer all of your questions. If a company is not willing to take the time to answer your questions before you hire them, they will not take the time afterwards. Make a list of your questions and make sure you get all of them answered. Make sure you ask about the training their staff receives, what kind of equipment they use and if they are certified. Many home water treatment companies have warrantees so you should ask about that.
- Take some time to look into the home water treatment company. The people who you hire to install a home water treatment system should be trained and certified. There are six different certification levels that are offered by the National Water Quality Association. When you are talking to companies about the best water systems, reputable home water treatment installation companies will be happy to share their credentials with you.
- Talk to current and past clients. If you can talk to people who have worked with or hired the home water treatment company that you are considering hiring, that is the best way to tell what kind of work they do. If the company has testimonials on their website, you should do what you can to check them and make sure they are both accurate and real. It is is very easy to fake these on a website.
- Check for reviews online. Many cities and localities have Facebook groups and pages devoted to promoting local goods and services. If you do not see any posts on your local Facebook page or group, post a message asking about a specific company or for suggestions about home water treatment companies in your area. Check Yelp and Angie’s List. You should be wary of any complaints that are left anonymously. People are much more likely to complain than to compliment and this is even more true when comments are posted anonymously. If you see a lot that are similar, there may be something else going on.
There are few things as important than having good, safe and clean water for your family to drink, bath in and cook with. Spending some time finding and hiring the right home water treatment company will be worth it.