Questions to ask before hiring a Long Island water company

March 24, 2021

Water’s the nectar life. But that doesn’t mean that all water is good water. There are loads of contaminants that could make water hazardous. So, to ensure you’re able to hydrate yourself without making yourself sick, it’s important to install water treatment systems.

But, if you’re unsure what to ask to accurately gauge the quality of the services you’re being offered, you’re in luck! At Aqua Doctor, we’ve been building and installing the best systems made of the best materials for over 12 years. And, especially in Long Island, there’s no service you can trust more. Especially when it comes to your water.

Here are essential questions to ask before hiring a Long Island water company.

Educate yourself

Initially, you should ask questions that will inform you of everything the water treatment process entails. This is important because it will open up your options and help you understand the value and price of services. So understanding what exactly needs servicing is key.

It’s like buying anything else: you want to do your research before making a purchase. Asking questions will put quotes and proposals into critical context for you to make the best possible decision. And, ultimately, it will put you in a good negotiating position.

Some good questions when hiring a Long Island water company are:

  • What are the requirements or treatment?
  • What are the specifications of equipment?
  • What’s the operational schedule of the equipment?
  • What’s the cost and consequence of not having equipment running in comparison to having it running?

Check their credentials

Choosing the right company means ensuring they’re both reputable and established. This could mean reaching out and asking questions to customers and those who’ve used their services. It could also mean asking friends and family if they have any experience with a company.

There are some questions every Long Island water company should be able to answer, like:

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Has their system been tested by a third party organization?

Also, ensuring they have the licenses and insurance needed is key. All companies need a license to operate, and if an unlicensed or uninsured company installs your system, it can leave you unprotected if they don’t perform up to standards, and it can be detrimental to your health.

And, especially with uninsured companies, you could run into serious financial problems if there’s an accident or incident when workers are installing your system.

Tests and ratings

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International is a widely respected entity for water treatment systems. Having their rating should be the standard you hold for a Long Island water company. Asking if they’ve been rated by NSF International or another third party organization is the minimum you should do. But there are more questions to ask, like:

  • Have their products been tested for contaminants? What are the results?
  • Ask about tests for the advertised lifespan of their treatment systems under your personal household conditions (tap water, actual flow rates, pressures).
  • What standards do they meet? And just as importantly, ask them for verification.

Ideally, their tests will show the removal contaminants. And, if you have reasons to doubt their claims, just know the NSF International publishes a bi-annual list of those who meet their standards. This could be a valuable resource for some.

Contact us now for a quote and consultation!

If you’re interested in hiring a Long Island water company to install a treatment system, look no further than the Aqua Doctor. With over 12 years of experience, we can answer every question. And, more importantly, we can deliver.

So contact us now for a quote and consultation! Clean water is a right we believe in.

Finding the right Long Island water company is essential to any acceptable quality of life!
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