Top 11 tips when buying a water softener!

1. Liability insurance?

Make sure the company you deal with has liability insurance. If they don’t and there is an accident to their engineer during the installation of your water softener you could be liable for any costs incurred.

2. Local?

Buy local! Should you have any problems with your water softener equipment a local supplier with a local premises will always be on hand to meet your needs.

3. State-body work?

Has the company you are considering completed work for state bodies? This is a great indication that they provide an excellent service and quality water softeners.

4. Customer recommendations?

Ask for customer recommendations in your area! Any company who promotes a great service should be able to back it up.

5. Water tested?

Each water problem will have a specific solution. If the company you are considering has not tested the water or completed a site survey they cannot know what’s in your water, how it should be treated and how to plumb the system to ensure your entire water supply is treated.

6. Off the shelf?

An off the shelf water softener may be entirely unsuitable for your needs. What is the system being installed for? Does the system have the capacity to treat the levels prevalent in the water? Are there are any other issues that need to be treated for to ensure your water is of drinking water standard?

7. Estimate?

All companies should be able to provide an estimate for cost of installation and equipment.

8. Quality?

Like all products, water softeners come in varying degrees of quality. Where is the company buying from and how stringently are their products tested. All reputable companies should be able to provide this information.

9. Aftercare?

Water treatment systems need to be maintained! Has the company explained it’s aftercare policy? Is it affordable? Any company that does not bring up aftercare and servicing your water softener equipment for optimum performance is leaving out vital information to the ongoing performance of your system, the life of your system, and the continued excellent quality of your water.

10. In business for long?

A company that has been treating water for many years will have better expertise to service your needs. How long has the company you are considering been in business?

11. Tax Clearance Cert?

All legitimate businesses will be able to provide you with a T.C.C.