If you are asking this question, then you probably have some reason to believe that you are not receiving the quality of water that you want from the municipal system. Are you experiencing issues with flaky deposits on the plumbing? Does the water exude an unpleasant smell or have a metallic taste? Do you think that an increase in the number of illnesses in your household are coming from the water supply? Or do you just have the suspicion that your home’s water could be better?
Whatever the reason that you are thinking of installing a whole-house water treatment system, you should never just guess at the type necessary. There are many different kind of treatment systems, and you must have the right kind that targets the specific issues that are affecting your water.
Call for professional water testing
The only way to know for certain what kind of water treatment system will do the job is to contact professionals who perform home water testing. Experts will come to your home and take water samples from different fixtures in order to get a representative sample. This water then goes back to a laboratory, where a series of tests determine what pollutants are present. These tests measure alkalinity, acidity, hardness, and levels of chemicals and minerals.
The professionals will be able to provide you a full rundown on the test results in a week. They will also give you advice on what type of water treatment system or combination of systems will combat the problems. For example, if the tests determine that you have hard water (excess amounts of magnesium and calcium and other minerals), a water softener will counteract this. For small contaminants, a reverse osmosis system is often best.
To schedule professional water testing for your home in Orlando, FL or the surrounding area, call Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. (MPI). We also install a range of water treatment systems to help you receive the highest quality water possible.