If you’ve made the decision to install a water treatment system in your home, the next question is should you hire a professional or adopt a DIY approach. Let’s face it, the only reason to consider this route is to save money, but this is a false economy. In this article, we will look at this topic in more depth to help you make an informed decision.

Water Treatment Systems are Complex

To become licensed and certified to work on water filtrations systems and softeners is a significant investment in time and effort. When a local water treatment specialist sends a technician to your home, you can be sure that they know what they are doing. A water treatment system is complex and it’s easy to make a mistake that degrades the performance.

Water Treatment Systems Can be Expensive

A water filtration system or water softener represents a significant investment in the water quality for your home. It makes sense to protect that investment with a professional installation. After all, you wouldn’t let anyone work on your car because it could be damaged by an amateur that doesn’t truly understand what they are doing. This same thinking should apply to your home and your water filtration system. These units contain sensitive components that are easily compromised or damaged if they are not handled correctly.

The Cost Benefits

Although you may believe that you’re “saving money” by doing the work yourself or hiring a local “handyman”, this is not a smart move. First, there is a very good chance that the installation will go wrong and when that occurs you may need a professional to get the installation back on track. Second, if you hire an amateur and things go wrong, they tend to disappear on you. If you then have to hire a professional to complete the installation, you may be paying twice for the same job. Get the job done right the first time and hire your local water treatment specialist for a professional installation.

Quality and Care

Choosing cheaper systems from a big box store is not a sound investment. These products are less expensive because they contain cheap components that wear out quickly. An amateur installation will also not consider key issues, such as flow rates, water demands and media filtration choices. These are important factors, ignoring them can leave you with a system that cannot meet your daily water needs.

Servicing, Maintenance, and Warranties

A professional water treatment specialist will have access to better water filtration products. This may include improved warranties that will cover far more than the warranties supplied with products found in a typical big box store. Although warranties can vary a great deal depending on the manufacturer, the water specialist can go further. You may discover that warranties are available on individual components and labor coverage may be included. The company may offer other extras such as servicing, maintenance, and tune-ups as part of a package. A great maintenance plan adds a lot of value to the system to improve the efficiency and lifespan of the equipment.

If you want to improve the quality of your water, contact your local water treatment specialist for expert help and advice.

By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.