When To DIY And When To Hire A Professional

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Water Treatment

June 2, 2023

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Unsure if you can handle a water treatment project on your own? Aqualite US is here to help! We’ll walk you through the do’s and don’ts of water treatment so that you can make the best decision for your needs.

There are many home improvement tasks that you can handle on your own, but when it comes to your home’s water quality and water treatment system, it’s essential to know when it’s time to call in the professionals. Aqualite US is here to help you determine when you can handle a task and when you should phone in for assistance.

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When You Can DIY Water Quality Tasks

Every homeowner takes pride in completing projects around the home. Whether it is fixing a loose cabinet door or repainting a wall, a sense of pride comes with finishing a home improvement project on your own. When it comes to your water treatment system, homeowners can take pride in ensuring their systems are properly maintained by completing the following simple tasks:

Adding Softener Solution To Brine Tank: 

Replacing the softener solution or salt in a water softener’s brine tank is an important part of maintaining the system’s performance. The salt helps to regenerate the resin beads, reducing hard water minerals and keeping the water supply soft. 

It is recommended to replace the salt every 3-6 months, depending on the water usage and hardness level. It is a simple task that can be done with just a few tools, such as a scoop and a bucket. A water softener will provide years of trouble-free operation with regular salt replacement.

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Replacing A Cartridge Water Filter: 

If you’re handy, you can easily replace a cartridge water filter yourself. For Reverse Osmosis systems, you can order replacement filters from Aqualite US and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for swapping out the used filters.

Cleaning a sediment pre-filter: 

Cleaning a sediment pre-filter is essential to maintain the efficiency of your water treatment system. The pre-filters purpose is to reduce any impurities, such as dirt, sand, and other particles, from your water supply. This helps to protect your treatment system and prevent clogging. 

Cleaning the filter is a straightforward process that can be done quickly and easily. Simply rinse the filter under running water in your kitchen sink to reduce any buildup of sediment and debris. Regular cleaning of your sediment pre-filter will ensure that your water treatment system operates smoothly and provides you with clean, high-quality water.

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Checking water pressure: 

Checking your water pressure is an important step in maintaining the performance of your plumbing system. Low water pressure can be a sign of a problem, such as a clogged water line or a malfunctioning pressure regulator. To check your water pressure, you can use a water pressure gauge, which is readily available at most hardware stores. 

If you find that your water pressure is too low, you may need to adjust the pressure regulator, which is responsible for controlling the flow of water through your pipes. Adjusting the pressure regulator is a simple task that can be done with a wrench. Regularly checking your water pressure can help prevent problems and ensure that you have consistent, high-quality water flow.

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When You Need Water Quality Experts

However, when it comes to significant home water quality improvements or extensive maintenance, these tasks are often best left to the professionals, including:

  • Installing a new system: If you’re installing a new water treatment system, it’s best to have it done by a professional. Aqualite US can help you choose the right system for your needs and ensure that it’s installed correctly.
  • Repairing a system: If your water treatment system is not working properly, it’s best to contact Aqualite US for repair. Our technicians are experienced in diagnosing and fixing problems with water treatment systems.
  • Maintaining a system: Regular maintenance is essential to keep your water treatment system running smoothly. Aqualite US offers maintenance services to ensure that your system is functioning at its best.
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Why It Is Important To Have Aqualite’s Professionals Help

When it comes to installing a home water softener, repairing a water filtration system, or completing extensive system maintenance, it is important to call a professional. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Expertise: Professional plumbers and technicians have the knowledge and experience to complete the job quickly and efficiently. They have the training to diagnose problems and make repairs safely and effectively.
  2. Equipment: Professional technicians have access to the necessary tools and equipment to complete the job. They have everything they need, from specialized tools to high-end diagnostic equipment, to get the job done right the first time.
  3. Safety: Installing or repairing a water filtration system or water softener requires working with electrical and plumbing systems. If you’re not familiar with these systems, it’s easy to make a mistake that could lead to serious injury or damage to your home. Professional technicians are trained in safe working practices and know how to protect themselves and your home.
  4. Guarantees: When you work with a professional, you’ll typically receive a warranty on their work. This means that if something goes wrong, they’ll fix it without additional cost.
  5. Peace of mind: With a professional, you can relax knowing that the job is being done correctly. You can trust that your water filtration system or water softener will be installed or repaired correctly and will function properly for years to come.
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Knowing When You Need Help

In conclusion, knowing when to DIY and when to contact Aqualite US can save you time, money, and frustration. Home DIYers can always take pride in simple water treatment system maintenance, such as replacing cartridge filters or adding softener solution to your brine tank. 

However, when it comes to installing a water softener, RO system, water filtration system, or completing extensive maintenance. With expertise, equipment, and a commitment to safety, having professionals complete the work is most important. 

If you need help with a task or are ready to take on home water quality improvements, reach out to us today! At Aqualite, our team of water quality experts and trained technicians are always here to help.

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