It is still common practice for a water treatment company to analyze a potential customer’s water, suggest a solution to the problem, demonstrate the equipment, install it and finally follow up and make adjustments to the water treatment device(s) as needed. This method of distributing and selling water treatment equipment can be expensive though. Advertising and sales leads cost money. On site sales, water testing and demonstration/education cost money. And finally, installation costs money. Add all of this up and it’s no wonder a local water treatment sales/service company will charge twice as much or more for a typical softener or reverse osmosis (RO) system than Water Value does. They have much higher expenses and over head costs than we do.
But a tremendous financial savings can be realized for the business or homeowner if they are willing to perform some of the simpler steps themselves such as water testing, equipment assembly and installation. You can still get the same professional grade water treatment equipment as the local water treatment companies sell and service, but at less than half the price. For the homeowner who is replacing an old, worn out water softener, buying from an online retailer such as Water Value, makes good sense. He already knows what he needs and if he’s willing to work on the plumbing himself, there is no need to pay a local company twice as much to sell him the equipment and hook it up.
On the other hand, if the business or homeowner needs help testing, analyzing, assembling and installing his water and water treatment equipment, then a local water treatment company might be the way to go. WaterValue.com can make sure that you are getting the best possible equipment for solving your water treatment needs, and we can even educate you to the point where you are confident in your choice of water treatment methods, but if you are in doubt about a proper solution for your water or you have never performed and type of plumbing, then you should seek hands-on professional service.
There is also the scenario where you know what is in your water, it’s been tested and you can send the results to us. We can analyze your water and recommend a proper solution to treat the problem(s). You can then choose to purchase online and have someone install the equipment for you. The first option is to contact a local plumber. While not all plumbers will have experience with water treatment equipment, they can easily hook it up and ensure that the connections are up to local codes. The ones that have installed softeners, ROs, auto-filters, ultra violet filters, chlorinators and such before, can even make the adjustments and program the settings your new equipment needs to function properly. But sometimes that responsibility will fall on the customer. If you are in doubt, call us at one of the technical support numbers you get with your order, or email us for help. That’s what we’re here for.
If you do require a plumber or installer to hook up your new equipment, a good place to locate one is in your local phone directory or yellow pages.
If you have ever replaced a water faucet or installed a water appliance such as a dishwasher, you will have no trouble with installing any of our softeners, filters, ROs or UV equipment. For softeners and filters we have this handy assembly and installation page on our web site with photos and examples. Also, the manufacturer’s service manuals can provide extensive setup and installation information. Most of the equipment we sell will have a link to the owner’s manual, specifications, installation and setup examples on the web page you make your purchase from. Be sure to check these resources. They can provide useful information to even the most experienced water treatment equipment installers.