?? Frequently Asked
Do I need a permit to install
or even to change my water treatment or filtration system?
- Yes, more often than not a permit is required to install or change
a water treatment or filtration system. Even if a permit is not required a professional licensed plumber should always be
used to avoid the possibility of contamination as well as other problems.
If I have a water treatment system installed by someone other than my builder's
original plumber during the contracted plumber/builder warranty period is my warranty at risk?
- Yes, the original plumber cannot be held responsible
for problems incurred after any alterations have been made to a previously installed system or after the installation of a
new system by another person or company.
When contemplating the installation of a new water heater what factors should I consider before making a final decision?
- If you are thinking about
purchasing a new water heater always consider the replacement and repair costs associated with that particular heater. For
instance, a tankless water heater or a solar water heater, although it is very energy efficient, will always be more expensive
to repair or replace than a standard electric water heater. Also, with a standard water heater you have the option of adding
a timer to increase its energy efficiency (refer to FYI page).
Is there a difference between water filtration and water purification and
if so what is the difference?
- Yes, residential water
treatment is available in three levels: Filtration, softening and purification. Filtration and softening, or combinations
of the two are whole-house solutions. These systems treat all the incoming water to the home. Purification is a point-of-use
system that provides treated water at a single source, usually at the kitchen sink.
Does your company provide estimates for tankless water heater installation where a gas connection
installation would be required? Is there a charge for the estimates? Also, do you sell the Takagi water heaters?
- We sell, service, and install Takagi water hearters as well as others.
Converting from a tank type water heater to a tankless does present different challenges. We can provide free estimates or
feel free to contact my office to speak to someone in person.
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