Perhaps the most commonly reported water problem for any home or business is “hard water”. “Hard water” is defined as water that has high mineral content due to excess deposits of contaminants such as calcium, iron, or magnesium. You may be experiencing hard water if your water is cloudy in appearance (high turbidity) or if it has a metallic taste. Hard water is not an immediate health hazard, but if left untreated it can cause skin irritation, damage to kitchenware, and costly repairs for industrial equipment.
If you are experiencing hard water, the best solution is to buy a water softener. There are a number of high-quality products available to help you with your hard water problems, however there are certain guidelines you should follow before making a final purchase, and that’s what is going to be explored in today’s blog.
When doing research on where to purchase your water softener, it is important to look for a company like Besco Water Treatment, which has professionals that have been certified by the Water Quality Association. The Water Quality Association is a non-profit international trade association that represents the water treatment industry. The WQA works to educate both the public and water purification professionals alike, and is recognized as a powerful, respected voice for the industry.
The WQA has a voluntary certification process that allows consumers to identify water treatment professionals that have exhibited only the highest level of expertise and high-quality standards. In order to receive certification from the WQA, one must pass a rigorous exam and accept the WQA Code of Ethics for the Water Quality Improvement Industry.
The WQA website has guides that allow you to find both individuals and products that are WQA certified. You may search by company name or by state. WQA also offers online education resources, including water treatment webinars.
Besco Water Treatment has more than 50 years of experience in the water treatment industry, and has a number of WQA certified professionals that are ready to help you find the perfect solution to all of your hard water and water conditioning needs. For more information on how we may help you get water that looks, tastes, and smells better, give us a call at (800) 964-0257 or contact us at any one of our four locations.