Maintaining a healthy and efficient cooling system is crucial for any property or facility manager. One of the most important aspects of HVAC maintenance is water treatment. Professional water treatment involves using specialized chemicals and equipment to ensure that the water in the system is free of contaminants so that it can operate at max capacity.
This can be an overwhelming task as maintenance and monitoring can be complex and time consuming. For this reason, most businesses entrust these processes to a professional water treatment service.
Choosing the right water treatment company is important to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your systems. However, you must choose a company that is trustworthy, thorough, and reliable to be a part of your facility’s operation.
To carefully select the right choice for your building, this article will help you better understand what professional water treatment services do for your building, and what to look for in a reputable professional. Here’s what you need to know.
What Professional Water Treatment Services Do?
Professional water treatment services encompass a wide variety of important tasks that keep the water system of a building operating at peak efficiency. A full-service professional water treatment company should be equipped to handle all aspects of building water system maintenance and compliance, ensuring safe and efficient operation of the system while also reducing liability.
Your water treatment vendor should be able to provide chemical treatment for condensers, hot water and chilled loops, boilers, or fluid coolers, cooling tower cleaning and disinfection services, Legionella risk assessment and management plan development, and potentially even glycol or new construction pipe cleaning services. Check to see if the experts you hire are capable of handling all of the water needs for your building.
Working with one company that can manage all of your water treatment needs will help streamline your building’s day to day operation. Relying on one full service company ensures a comprehensive standard of care for your system and helps to avoid conflicting recommendations or strategies.
When all of your systems are handled by a single water treatment expert, your systems will work efficiently together, you will have one point of contact to coordinate multiple service visits, and overall can be more cost effective.
What To Look For In A Professional Water Treatment Service?
When choosing the right professional water treatment service provider, be sure to consider the following factors:
A good water treatment professional will maintain regular communication with you. This includes not only responding to questions and concerns quickly, but also providing timely routine service visits. You should be able to trust your water treatment expert to know when certain system maintenance tasks are due, allowing you to focus on your other tasks instead. An open line of communication with your water treatment partner means proactively scheduling cleanings and testing, in accordance with regulations and best practices. Be sure to communicate any system issues, if any, prior to and throughout your partnership with your vendor.
Extensive Testing Of All Water Systems
Water testing can provide indicators of the health of the system overall and should be a priority. Look for a service provider that will extensively test all of your water systems, not just the systems that are online. Without broad spectrum testing, your building could be facing bacterial growth or corrosion in areas that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Inspection Of Equipment & Access To Lab Testing
The best professional water treatment services will proactively inspect your equipment, rather than waiting to troubleshoot when equipment breaks down. Work with a water treatment professional who has established a connection to a reputable testing lab and who will manage your samples start to finish. In doing this, the samples that are sent from testing can be comprehensively broken down, alerting you not only to what bacteria are in your water but also their specific genus, allowing for more targeted treatment and remediation.
Proper Report Writing
aving proper reports written after service visits from your water treatment vendor is crucial for ensuring the safety and efficiency of your building’s water systems, reducing liability, and providing transparency and accountability for all work performed. The reports you receive after a service visit should detail all work performed on each visit, serve as verification of being compliant with any DOH regulations,and highlight any potential risks with the system. The best water treatment service professionals will not only provide those reports, but may also provide innovative ways of storing this information such as a report portal or digital binder.
Reviewing Reports With Facility Management
Reports are not just useful for inspectors, they can also highlight critical information for you as a building owner or manager. The experts should be willing to sit down with you and review reports to make sure you understand the current state of your water system. This should include problems still in their infancy to be addressed proactively or existing problems that need immediate attention. Professional water treatment service providers should also demonstrate what steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your system and reduce costs and energy waste.
Trust Tower Water with Your Water Treatment Needs
When choosing a professional water treatment service for your building, be sure to establish a relationship with a trustworthy expert who has years of experience offering customized service.
The professionals at Tower Water are able to manage all aspects of water treatment requirements and services for the cooling towers in your building. We tailor our work to the needs of each individual client. Contact Tower Water by phone at 212.518.6475 or schedule a consultation online to get started.