What do you need to look for in selecting a water treatment service
Investing in a water quality treatment system that’s right for you and your family does not have to be an overwhelming chore. Let us help you in making solutions for your water problems.
Prior to selecting a water treatment system, you may want to consider the following:
- Are you dealing with a Company that is a member of the Better Business Bureau?
- How long has the water treatment professional been in business?
- Is your dealer local? What happens if I need service for my equipment?
- Can the local dealer provide me references?
- Does the dealer belong to the Water Quality Association (WQA), International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and other trade associations? Is the dealer committed to learning and education and current on the newest technologies, advances, and industry improvements?
- Do you have to pay more for a bypass on lawn and garden faucets, or an unsoftened water faucet or any other features you may want?
- Is the unit sized correctly and is their enough capacity to meet both present and future needs?
- If you choose to lease equipment does your agreement include an option-to-buy provision?
- Does the company send a representative to your home to determine the right kind and size of the equipment for you?
- Do you need to have your water analyzed by a reputable laboratory and/or your local health department for any health related problems? Have you had your water analyzed by a reputable laboratory and/or your local health department?
- Did your service representative answer all of your questions regarding function, cost, and design of the equipment?
- Did your service representative explain which method is used and the cost of regenerating the system?
- Can you purchase a maintenance contract or other after-sales services?
- What type of warranty is offered on purchased equipment. Is the warranty in writing?
- Have you read and understood the warranty?
Some things to keep in mind before buying:
- Do you know what is really in your water? By having your water tested, it will help you determine your exact water treatment needs, even though you may already know you have one or more water problems. Find out if you have hard water. Iron above the staining threshold. Submit a service request to have your water tested. In treating your water problems, a water expert will look at a number of things. The hardness level of the water, iron, pH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) as well as the size of your family will influence the size or type of equipment necessary.
- Water usage and pressure. The amount of water used as well as water pressure are factors to consider when fitting your home with a water treatment system. Household size may influence consumption, but different families have different needs. Every factor should be considered, including family growth and guest visits.
- Avoid a “quick fix.” Fixing your water problems should be your primary goal. Don’t be eager to settle for the least expensive solution. A higher-priced unit may serve your needs better by being more efficient, reduce operating costs and maintenance expenses. Make sure you are getting your money’s worth. Before you buy, get a detailed estimate of equipment, installation, and operating costs.
- Buy from a reputable dealer. A reputable water quality improvement equipment dealer is an excellent resource in helping you determine your water conditioning needs. Make sure they are a member of WQA, IBWA and other industry trade associations. Culligan is the most trusted name in water treatment solutions.
- Financing note Water conditioning equipment may qualify for financing under FHA Title 1 or private lending agreements. Check with your local bank or finance company for information. Your Culligan Man may also offer special financing options.
Contact your Culligan Man for a water quality improvement system.