Choosing the Right Water Treatment: Understanding the Importance of Certification
When choosing water treatment equipment, like water softeners or filters, it’s important to know they work as promised. This is where certifications become important.
Think of it like buying organic pickles. You trust the label because it’s certified organic, right? Water treatment equipment is similar. Independent groups test these products to make sure they do what they say. When you see a certification label, like from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Water Quality Association (WQA), or the International Association of Plumbing and Manufacturing Officials (IAPMO), it means the product has been checked and meets certain standards.
These organizations have different standards. For example, NSF has standards for things like improving taste and smell of water (NSF/ANSI 42), for water softeners (NSF/ANSI 44), and for filtering out harmful stuff (NSF/ANSI 53). The WQA and IAPMO also have their standards and tests.
Why does this matter? Just like you can’t tell the difference between organic and non-organic pickles just by looking, you might not notice the difference in water treatment. But with certified products, you can trust they work as promised. This makes choosing the right water treatment much easier.
You can talk to a local dealer like Futuramics Clean Water Center for an easy choice. They can test your water and suggest a certified product that meets your needs. Just look for the gold WQA seal on products to be sure.