Testing to find the right water treatment system.
Thinking about getting a new water treatment system or improving an existing treatment system?
Did you know:
- There are 100’s if not 1,000’s of possible problems and combinations of problems in drinking water?
- There is no single water treatment system that treats everything that could be wrong?
- Every water treatment system has it’s “enemies“, those things in or about the water that will prevent it from working or cause it to quit working after a short time?
When choosing a water treatment system for your home or business it is important to know what needs to be fixed, what’s causing your problems AND what else might be in the water. It’s the what else is in the water that often causes treatment to fail and consumers to blame the treatment. Sure, treatment fails because it is poorly designed or the wrong treatment for the problems or the wrong size for the job and for other reasons. Treatment also fails because there are enemies to the treatment in the water that weren’t known or couldn’t be found when choosing treatment. One of the reasons we test water is to identify enemies that may exist prior to choosing treatment.
The right water treatment systems, the ones that work best, are the ones designed to fix the things that are wrong in the water while not being forced to fight enemies.
What’s the best way to get the right treatment and have it perform to it’s fullest?
If you said “get my water tested and choose the right equipment from a reputable manufacturer” you are right.
Does every water need to be tested prior to choosing treatment?
The short answer is no. The long answer is it depends and a great deal depends upon where your water comes from.
Testing your water to verify it is within treatment manufacturer’s conditions for operation is smart and in some cases ever required to qualify for warranty or satisfaction guarantees.
Where does your water come from?
If your water comes from a city or other regulated source you may not need to test your water because the water is required to meet federal regulations which limits the problems your water may have. If you get a water bill your water likely falls into this category.
If your water comes from a private unregulated well it is very important you have your water tested to determine what problems need to be fixed and some of the major treatment enemies.
If your water comes from a well:
You need to have your water tested before you purchase one of our systems. You need to have your water tested because your water is not receiving any treatment to meet minimum water quality standards.
When having a certified lab test your water make sure your request tests for the following in addition to all the normal tests for drinking water;
- ORP (Oxidation/Reduction Potential)
- Manganese and
- TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)
Once you get the results back, review the “Conditions for Operation” for the system you want to purchase to ensure your system will work for your situation. If you have any questions about the results and whether our system will meet your needs, simply give us a call at 509-674-4000 and we’ll help you find the system that is right for you. For a list of certified water testing facilities compiled by the EPA, click here.
Don’t forget to verify there is no H2S (hydrogen sulfide, rotten egg odor) present. H2S can not be tested for in a lab with any accuracy. Simply verify whether it is present by smelling the water or asking your customer if they smell it. If H2S is present it must be treated prior to installing your ICS system. Our ICS-H is designed to treat H2S
Three Easy Steps to fixing and ENJOYING your water:
1 – Know what needs to get fixed.
2 – Purchase treatment designed to fix what needs fixing.
3 – Install the treatment. Contact your local plumber or install your new treatment yourself.
That’s all there is to it – Enjoy Your Water!