DIY home projects are always tempting. Homeowners who want to save money will often be tempted to do a repair or installation themselves. Experienced DIYers, aided by advice and videos from strangers on the internet, might think they have everything they need.
This can be especially true when it comes to water filtration and water treatment systems. When you can just buy it yourself in a box from the hardware store, installation can seem like a “plug and play” kind of situation.
But, of course, you don’t know what you don’t know. And, as they say, your mileage may vary.
When you use an experienced and trustworthy professional, you can rest assured that all your bases will be covered.
Knowing What You’ve Got in the First Place
What kind of water treatment do you need? Well that all depends on what kind of water you’ve got. Over-the-counter testing strips might give you a vague idea of what’s in your water, but they’re not super-accurate, and they don’t always tell the whole story.
A professional water assessment really breaks down all the things that are coming through your taps. Once we know what’s in your water, we know what needs to be done to make it better.
On top of testing your tap water, a local water specialist will have intimate knowledge of all the factors affecting local water. Healthy Water has been operating in southwest Florida for more than a decade. We know the difference between what’s coming to a condo on Longboat Key versus a ranch in Parrish. We know the difference between city water in Sarasota-Manatee versus well water in Myakka.
Local professionals take all of these difference into account when recommending a treatment system and installing the right one so it lasts.
You might think you’ve got a good selection at the hardware store, but lots of retail water treatment systems are still one-size-fits-most. And they’re certainly not catering specifically to southwest Florida water.
Being a locally owned small business, we’re able to meet one-on-one with our customers and find out exactly what their needs are. This includes a tap water assessment, but Healthy Water service is more than that, too. It depends on the family’s lifestyle, their appliances, and yes, their budget, too.
Ultimately our goal is better water now, and for as long as possible in the future. This means choosing the right system and installing it properly. Lots of systems come with warranties that can be voided due to improper installation.
On top of that, we know these systems and your southwest Florida so well, we can tell you what to expect in the future—especially when you can expect to need to change filters and how frequently you should schedule maintenance.
The moral of the story is that DIY ultimately isn’t a money-saver. A professional water system installation is an investment, and Healthy Water makes it count.