Do You Want to Do it Yourself?
Doing your own maintenance on your water treatment equipment might be well within your mechanical skills, but because you don’t do it often, you might forget some steps that end up impacting how well your system runs.
Take the K5 drinking water system for example. Changing the cartridges is easy. But sanitization of the K5 at the time of a filter change is incredibly important and it has quite a few tricky steps. As the filters are changed, the unit is exposed to air and to the person changing the filters. Sanitization assures that the unit and filters are free of contamination, and are free of any buildup of a bio film due to the fact that the unit is usually processing unchlorinated well water. Sanitization also works out air from the unit that may become troublesome after the filter change.
We have had occasions where a homeowner changed their K5 cartridges regularly but never did the sanitization, and performance problems ensued with the unit.
Or how about a neutralizer? What could be so hard about opening a tank and putting in some calcite? Well here are the things that have gone wrong at some customers’ homes:
- overfilling the media;
- filling the distributor tube full of media;
- pulling out the distributor tube by accident;
- not enough flushing of the fresh media;
- breaking a part on the head or valve;
- forgetting to disinfect at the end of the procedure.
Any one of these honest mistakes can lead to a huge headache, and while we would be happy to help you out once you run into problems, the frustration might not be worth the money you save.
Other systems may have simple procedures, but what if you change your bulb on your UV and forget to clean the quartz sleeve, or worse yet, break the quartz sleeve? Now your unit is out of commission until you get the replacement.
Our Certified Water Technicians also know what to look for. They can see signs of performance issues or new water problems as they develop.
We do not want to insult you. We know that we have many very mechanically skilled customers and people interested in our products. That being said, our Technicians do this every day and are driving around vans loaded with parts and supplies. How many times do you want to drive to the hardware store on your day off?
Even if you don’t have a Secondwind water treatment system, our water specialists are here to help you. We service all major brands of water treatment systems and offer emergency service 24/7. Contact the Secondwind team today!