Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Water Treatment?
Secondwind takes pride in the longevity of our water treatment equipment and the warranties that support it. That being said, all water treatment systems require maintenance. We have rigorous recommendations for upkeep and service, which we work closely with you to maintain. You may have an older system from another company. Do you know the signs to look for that will let you know it’s time to upgrade your water treatment?
Our replacement guidelines serve as a good baseline, yet you can also keep your eyes open for other signs that your system may need to be upgraded:
If your unit starts making suspicious sounds, it’s a good indication that service or an upgrade is called for. Homeowners should have their unit evaluated by one of our service professionals who can determine the proper steps to fix or replace the unit.
Changes in Taste and Smell.
Secondwind’s water filtration systems are designed to remove contaminants and foul odors found in drinking water. A sudden change in the taste, smell or clarity of your water often indicates that the contaminants the system is designed to remove have become present again. With a new filtration system, this could just mean the filter needs replacing, but if you have an older unit, you may require an upgrade.
Dry Hair and Skin.
It also may be time for a water softener upgrade if you notice changes in your skin and hair. Showering or bathing in hard water can leave a film of soap on your skin. This can prevent the removal of dirt and bacteria and also irritate the skin. Washing your hair in hard water can cause build-up that makes it tangle more easily, look dull and feel rough.
Our water softener systems remove minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which leave deposits on dishes and plumbing fixtures. You may notice mineral deposits, stains or a white film on bathroom fixtures, dishes and sinks if your system isn’t working properly. Minerals can clog showerheads and appliances. It makes soap and detergent less effective, leaving clothing looking dingy and wearing more easily.
Things You Can’t See But Your Wallet Feels
As equipment ages the media inside can lose some of its effectiveness or capacity. You might be on the verge of needing a rebed of this material. If you add to that the fact that valve parts can wear with age, pretty soon you are pouring a fair amount of money into a 15 or 20 year old unit.
More Reasons You May Want To Upgrade Your Water Treatment System
High Efficiency Water Softeners
A high efficiency water softener uses less salt and lasts longer. A technologically advanced system adjusts your regeneration cycles automatically lowering your utility bills and making your home more sustainable.
Adapt to Emerging Contaminants
Well water users are at risk from agricultural runoff that can make its way into their water supply. PFAS are a serious emergent health concern. Some water suppliers use fluoride and chloramines to disinfect the drinking water, and many people don’t want those chemicals in their water. Is your drinking water system designed specifically for these new water quality concerns?
Talk To A Certified Water Specialist
If you are encountering or concerned about any of these issues, contact us today to talk about upgrading your equipment so you can trust the quality and safety of your water.