What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Water Treatment System for Your Business
BY: VESELINA DZHINGAROVA ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2017
People choose to purchase a water filtration system for their home for a number of different reasons, usually because they have noticed a problem which affects either the taste or the appearance of their water, as an employer you have a duty of care to your workers and if you think there is a problem with the water then you need to rectify it immediately.
Fortunately, issues arising from a problem with the water supply aren’t among the most common workplace hazards, but if you suspect that you might need to buy a water treatment system, or if you’d just prefer to have one fitted for safety then this guide is for you. We take a look at some of the key questions that you need to ask and the things that you need to consider when selecting a water treatment system.
Test your Water
The first thing you need to do is to establish exactly what is in your water, different treatment systems will be better suited to tackling different forms of contamination. In order to obtain the most accurate results you should consult with a professional company that provides water treatment services.
A test of your water may reveal that a treatment system is unnecessary, and you can save yourself some money. However, if the test reveals any problems then you will know exactly what issues you need to address. Whenever consulting with a professional about what treatment system is most suitable for you it will help to have your test results on hand to show them and give them an idea of the nature of the problem.
Note that while many companies offer in-house water testing services, if the company is claiming that they can perform a test there and then in your home that will reveal any contaminants, then they are not being entirely honest with you. While they can test your house for a number of contaminants and other issues, the presence of many chemicals, in particular man-made ones, must be confirmed by a sophisticated laboratory analysis.
Finding the Right Product
Once you have determined that there is a problem with your water and you require a treatment system, then this is the time to identify the system that is best suited to your needs. You should consult with the service that tested your water to get their recommendation as to what systems they would advise you to use.
Always check that any system you consider purchasing has been endorsed and tested by a group such as the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), this will tell you whether the system is appropriate for treating the specific contaminant that you are dealing with.
Check the Warranty
Once you have identified the best system for your needs, and found a reputable supplier to purchase it from, it is then time to take the plunge and make the purchase. You will want to make sure that you understand the expected lifespan of the system that you choose, as well as any warranty arrangements that are in place. Most water treatment systems will come with a guarantee for a number of years of use.
A water treatment system is an excellent way of improving the quality of your water, and ultimately the health of you and your employees. Businesses operating in certain areas of the United States are more likely to suffer problems with the quality of the water in their homes, if you think that you might be one of them then have your water tested ASAP!
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