So many times we hear horror stories about home owners meeting with local water treatment professionals who use scare tactics to convince them that the water coming into their homes contains items which, unless IMMEDIATELY removed, will kill them, their kids, and most definitely all the plants and pets in the house.
Given that last statement, we have a question:
If you called a carpenter out to your home because you had a small section of uneven drywall in your garage, would you immediately and without hesitation sign up for a very costly and invasive construction process that involved ripping up just about every other room in the house because he/she told you all sorts of scary, frightening ‘facts’ that may or may not really pertain to your situation and you didn’t know any better?
Well the same goes for the matter of deciding whether or not to treat your home’s drinking water. The best decision you can make regarding the purchase, or non-purchase, of a potentially costly water treatment system will come from an educated, informed viewpoint — and the water treatment salesperson’s job is to SELL you a system, not tell you things that may make you not want to buy one… today… right now… right here… sign here, please.
Fact: You can access information about YOUR local water supply online via the United States Environmental Protection Agency for free. The EPA requires municipalities and water suppliers to file regular reports detailing the quality and condition of the water they distribute. Access the EPA’s Local Drinking Water Information online service here.
Fact: The use of simple, at-home drinking water test kits prior to their meeting with water treatment salespeople allows you to at least familiarize yourself with some of the basic terms the salespeople may try to throw at you — and give you the ability possibly ask important, relevant questions about the safety of your drinking water rather than get blindsided with ‘complicated’ sales talk and scientific terminology.
Fact: Getting your water tested by an independent certified water testing laboratory before meeting with water treatment salespeople may save you plenty of unnecessary headaches because your water may not even NEED treatment… so you can go ahead and cancel that appointment.
Fact: Just like when you go to the doctor and he/she tells you something really bad, you have the right to get a second opinion.
So in conclusion, no one should take the advice of a water treatment system salesperson as the gospel. You have options. Use them. It’s your water, your health, and your life!