5 tips to get the right water treatment system for your home

5 tips to get the right water treatment system for your home

When it comes to treating the water throughout your home, one type of water treatment system does not fit all homes and water types.

Measurements are essential to confirm which water treatment system is right for your home. A thorough water analysis, review of the installation site, type of plumbing in the home and average water usage, all come into play when choosing the right water treatment system.

As with any new appliance in the home, it needs to be determined that the product you purchase is going to withstand its use, or even better, outlast it. Below are seven tips to getting a water system that is right for your home.

1. Get the right measurements.

Confirmation of measurements will typically entail a water treatment representative coming to your home. Try not to let that dissuade you from finding out this valuable information. You are, after all, the one who makes the decision on whether or not you are going to purchase the system. 

An appointment with a water specialist at your home will determine accurate quotes and recommendations and provide you with important information about the water you use every day. Have your water treatment questions ready for the representative. Write them down, if needed. 

2. Ask questions.

Ask questions about the measurement results that they found. How does the water in your home affect your water using appliances? How do you know that your water is safe to drink and bathe in? How will water treatment equipment address any water issues you may have? 

3. Know what improvements you’d like to see.

Make sure the company representative finds out what improvements you want to see in your water. Because of personal preferences, many people treat the same water differently to achieve different results.

4. Research the company.

Learn more about the company itself and the equipment that they recommend for you. Investigate the company thoroughly – a fancy web presence can hide a lot of inadequacies. Ask questions about equipment service, maintenance, warranties and any recommendations if you were to purchase. 

Make sure the company you are interviewing has certified personnel on staff. The National Water Quality Association certifies personnel at six different levels. This at least gives you the confidence that you will not be misled out of ignorance.

5. Get references.

Insist on being able to talk to neighbors or nearby customers who have dealt with the company in question. Don’t be side stepped by the statement “We do not give out the name of our customers.” Most customers will not mind a call from a neighbor if the company asks permission first.

Accurate, updated and detailed information about your water treatment options is key to finding the right system for you, and for comparing information and quotes. 

There are many different options out there for water treatment. Take heed to companies who are willing to provide quotes without measurements, or who try to push you into a decision. Let them know that you are doing your research, and learning about the different options that will be tailored down for your home – not for all homes. 

About this Angie’s List Expert: Beth Finn is a marketing and advertising consultant for Kinetico Water Systems of SWFL. Opening in 1995, Kinetico Water Systems offers water softening services in Bonita Springs, Fla., along with installation and service of water filtration, well equipment, drinking water systems and more. Follow this #ALExpert on Twitter @KineticoH20.

As of December 2, 2013, this service provider was highly rated on Angie's List. Ratings are subject to change based on consumer feedback, so check Angie's List for the most up-to-date reviews. The views expressed by this author do not necessarily reflect those of Angie's List.

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Sizing the water treatment equipment before purchase is essential, as not all systems will fit in every home, Finn says. (Photo courtesy of Kinetico Water Systems of SWFL)
Sizing the water treatment equipment before purchase is essential, as not all systems will fit in every home, Finn says. (Photo courtesy of Kinetico Water Systems of SWFL)

Don't overpay for the wrong water treatment system. One highly rated provider offers some tips to help you choose the right system for your home.

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