Three Reasons to Call in the Pros for Your Water Softener Needs

Three Reasons to Call in the Pros for Your Water Softener Needs

Most of us are aware of the issues caused by hard water, and a water softener seems the most logical solution. Wander around any home improvement store, and you’re likely to see lots of softener options, so why shouldn’t you avoid calling in the pros and go the DIY route? Here are just three reasons why you should call in a helping hand for your water softener needs. 

Understanding the Problem 

If you see white scale on your fixtures, it seems logical to assume that you have hard water, but you need to understand the real cause of your water problems. Water quality issues can be very complex, and you need to know the specific issues that are affecting your supply. Different water sources require different capabilities and strengths of water softening before you even consider other issues such as iron. For example, while there are a number of types of iron, many water softeners can only deal with certain forms. This means that your new big box water softener may not even address your specific issue. There could also be problems due to microorganisms bonding with the iron in your water. Professional water quality technicians specialize in water quality. From education in the elemental and physical properties of water to plumbing principles, products, permits and paperwork, an experienced professional can help you understand your specific water quality problems and explore the appropriate treatment options.  

Can You Trust Someone Who Sells Trampolines and Tires? 

If you want to buy a custom suit, you don’t go to just any clothes shop, and the same should apply to your water treatment equipment. While home improvement stores may offer some water softener solutions, the average employee is not likely to even be familiar with the product range. When a store has thousands of products, the employees are likely to gain their knowledge from reading the back of the box, just like you would. This means that if you have any questions about these systems, you may find out the answers in an expensive way…after installation.  

Water treatment experts can educate you on the options and help provide insight into your new system and the maintenance required to ensure optimum performance for many years to come.  

Professional Expertise 

While installing a softener isn’t rocket science, there is some science involved. There are technical factors such as adequate drainage, system placements and air gaps that will all need to be taken into consideration.  

Many water quality dealers are certified installers, which involves years of education and training. These experts are fully licensed and insured to ensure that the specification of your new system matches your unique water requirements.  

Using a professional water treatment specialist ensures that you not only to enjoy an expert installation, but also provides access to expert maintenance advice and long term care to avoid costly mistakes, damage or repairs.  

If you are considering a water softener, it is a good idea to consult a water treatment specialist. A fully WQA certified technician can not only test your water to determine contaminant levels, but guide you through the treatment options that meet industry guidelines and your unique requirements.

By Terry Reeh, EcoWater Systems of Nebraska. 

With more than 25 years experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space, Terry is a WQA (Water Quality Association) certified water specialist, LEVEL 3, as well as a WQA certified sales representative.  Terry currently sits on EcoWater Systems (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) national Peers committee, as a water treatment expert advising other water professionals with less experience on best trade and technology practices. EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is one of the biggest water treatment and water delivery businesses in the state.  

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