As a building engineer or property manager, you understand the critical importance of maintaining safe and efficient water systems within your building. However, with so many water treatment companies to choose from, it can be challenging to determine which one is right for your building’s unique needs.
Choosing the wrong water treatment company can lead to a host of issues, including non-compliance with local regulations, increased liability, and reduced efficiency. It’s important to understand the key differences between water treatment companies and provide guidance on how to select the right partner for your building.
The right water treatment company will establish a long-standing relationship with you and become familiar with the needs of your systems with the goal of reducing your day to day involvement.
Making that decision can be overwhelming as water treatment companies all have different offerings and capabilities. Here are some tips to make the right choice for your building’s safety and efficiency.
Differences Between Water Treatment Companies
In general, there are four different types of water treatment companies to choose from based on the demographic areas in which they provide services:
- Nationwide – facilities across the entire country
- Large Regional – a radius of over 1000 miles
- Regional – an area within a radius of 300 miles
- Local – your local area within 50 miles
Here’s how water treatment companies compare as providers in a variety of arenas. While there is the ability to benefit from the resources of a national company, on average, the best spread of experience and understanding for your unique local needs is achieved at the regional level.
Both regional and local options address your immediate area, offering specific knowledge that is relevant to you. That includes awareness of local compliance requirements as well as the understanding of water quality variation, that a national company may overlook.
In the event of an emergency with your system, a local company will also be able to respond quicker to minimize the extent of any damage or downtime.
Keep in mind as well that mobilization varies based on factors like labor and travel time. Your national companies may prefer to focus on the larger facilities they service versus a smaller building due to the higher return on their cost.
How To Choose The Right Water Treatment Company For Your Building
If you have narrowed down your choices to some regional and local companies, make sure to evaluate them based on their individual approaches as well. Some specific areas to look at:
Customized Service Offerings
A reputable water treatment company should be adamant about providing you a personalized offering. Your building is unique, and the right water treatment plan will involve carefully examining all of the individual factors that account for the overall health of the system. This includes the age of the structure and its systems, the type of water your local municipality provides, the climate in your area, your business goals and more. A company that provides a cookie cutter solution applied broadly to all clients will not address the specific needs of your business and could leave you vulnerable to corrosion and compliance issues.
Preferred water treatment companies provide a variety of services ranging from water treatment to testing, maintenance, cleaning, and more. Water treatment is just one part of a robust approach, and a company that can address all aspects of proper water management can ensure that the job is done completely and correctly.
A Self-Managed Approach
A good partner will proactively manage your ideal water treatment schedule, arranging all visits and services. Ideally, a reputable company can put your business on their calendar and automate much of the process of scheduling and maintenance.
Strong Connections & Continuing Education
Water treatment will often require lab testing to understand the composition of your water. The best water treatment companies will have established relationships with reputable labs or testing facilities that can provide comprehensive evaluations of what makes your water unique. They will also invest in their continuing education to stay current with advancements in their field as well as monitoring changes in compliance and regulation requirements.
Trust Tower Water to Help You Manage All Your Water Treatment Needs
If you are ready for a water treatment company to help you manage the needs of your building, conduct due diligence when researching potential partners. Tower Water has grown from a small family owned business to a regional company while still providing the same personal touch.
We specialize in helping businesses achieve all of their water treatment goals with one provider and building long lasting relationships through customized solutions that are built specifically to remedy your problem areas. Contact Tower Water by phone at 212.518.6475 or schedule a consultation online to learn more about our water treatment services.