High-Quality, Clean, Safe Water Is Essential
Water Treatment Systems Done Right
Choosing the Right Water Treatment for Your Business
Whether you operate a bar, restaurant, farm, medical facility, an industrial manufacturing plant, an office, or any other type of business in Florida, providing your employees and customers with high-quality, clean, safe water is essential for their health….and the health and success of your business.
Installing the best water treatment and filtration system with a wide range of options is the perfect way to ensure that your water is free from contaminants, chemicals, bacteria, or other impurities. These impurities can not only be dangerous to the health of your staff and customers, but that can also affect the lifespan of any equipment you utilize on a daily basis.
At Ideal Water Solutions in Tampa, we have offered our expertise to all types of business categories throughout the Central and Gulf Coast regions of Florida since 1987. That’s nearly 40 years of providing homes and businesses with facts and figures, an explanation of the different treatment and filtration processes we have available, and expert advice on choosing just the right system to fill your needs.
A good water treatment system is one of the most effective ways to ensure that the water running through your pipes, into your sinks and water fountains, making your coffee, and running your machinery is as pure as it can be.
Let’s examine some key factors to consider when looking for the best water treatment systems on the market today in Florida.
One of the first steps in the installation of a water treatment and filtration system is to assess the quality of your current water supply. All water comes from groundwater, aquifers, or reservoirs. This means that all water has impurities and contaminants that naturally occur in soil, as well as ones that are put there by human beings.
Chemicals, bacteria, sediments, heavy metals, fertilizer run-off, and industrial pollution are some types of contaminants that can be found in groundwater. City or state water treatment facilities are first in line when it comes to removing these impurities. And, for the most part, they do an adequate job.
But what if they don’t catch them all? What if their filters are dirty or outdated? What if they haven’t installed the latest technology yet? Or what if you just want or need your company’s water to be better than adequate?
The EPA sets legal limits on over 90 contaminants in drinking water. The limit for a contaminant reflects the safest minimum level that protects human health and that water utility companies can achieve. The EPA rules also set water-testing schedules and methods that water utilities must follow.
State water quality assessments determined by the EPA are based upon five types of monitoring data:
- Biological integrity
- The absence of microorganisms such as E. coli, bacteria, algae, or viruses.
- Lead, arsenic, nitrates, mercury, and heavy metals.
- Color, taste, odor, temperature, turbidity, solids, and electrical conductivity.
- Evaluation of the physical condition of the water source, its chemistry features, vegetation type, bank stability of rivers and streams, and types of debris.
- Used to test for organisms in water, sediment, or soil and evaluate the level and effects of the contamination.
Each type of data yields an assessment that must then be integrated with other data types for an overall assessment of the water quality.
In your business, farm, or factory, conducting a water quality test is fairly easy. Many cities and states can do the tests for you once you provide them with a sample. And the cost is usually minimal. You can also buy water testing kits online or at most hardware stores.
Our team at Ideal Water Solutions also offers professional water quality testing in order to get valuable data on your water composition before we suggest the appropriate type of water treatment and filtration system necessary to do the job correctly. And because of our expertise in the quality of water, we can take this information and form an exact determination of the type of treatment processes you need to get high-quality, pure water.
Water Treatment Processes
So, let’s explore the basics of our water treatment processes and why they are essential for your commercial property, manufacturing plant, or business. Water treatment systems are basically broken down into 6 categories. Either one or a combination of several of these processes are used to filter your drinking water, tap and irrigation water, or the water you use to run any machinery. The use of each one depends on the initial quality of the water, confirmed by the data we receive from your water test, and the number of contaminants within.
- Disinfection methods include chlorination, ultraviolet light, use of heat, clarification or the removal of solid particles, and chemical disinfection. Disinfection deactivates bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. These five methods are often used along with other processes to ensure complete sterilization.
- Reverse osmosis uses special technology to remove a large portion of the contaminants by pushing your pressurized water through a semi-penetrable membrane which is made up of pores of various sizes. This technology eliminates a wide range of impurities, including heavy metals, dissolved solids, bacteria, and viruses.
- Filtration with activated carbon filters traps odors and other impurities when molecules attach to the outside of the filter, rather than passing through it. Carbon filters can remove organic compounds, chlorine, fluoride, and other contaminants that can affect the water’s odor, taste, and color.
- Distillation, a process where contaminated water is heated to form steam. The steam then cools and condenses to form purified water. Because inorganic impurities and large organic molecules do not evaporate with the water, they are left behind as waste to be discarded.
- Ion exchange or water softener, removes the hard ions of magnesium and calcium, replacing them with “softer” ions like sodium. Soft water is free from dissolved salts, calcium, iron, or magnesium, which form insoluble deposits, creating “hard water.” These deposits can appear as scale in hot water heaters, plumbing pipes, or in washing machines, dishwashers, and other commercial machinery.
- Sediment filters effectively remove particles that are visible to the naked eye, including silt, sand, bits of debris, or rust. These filters are normally used in combination with other water treatment processes.
Requirements of Your Business
Depending on the type of business you are operating, it is important to examine the specific needs you may have for your water treatment system. You might have to follow city, state, or even federal regulations. You may have to consider the purpose of your water usage and how much of it you use every day. Does your water supply impact your finished products? Is it used in food preparation? Is it used to drink or clean with?
Does it lubricate your machinery?
All these factors must be taken into consideration when making the decision on which water treatment system is best for your business. And, quite frankly, choosing the wrong type of system can negatively impact the reputation and success of your business.
Because we have been installing state-of-the-art water treatment systems in Florida for so many years, we have built strong relationships with system equipment companies all over the country. This means we have a choice of some of the best pieces of equipment manufactured today.
And we have access to the latest technology that is defining the future of water filtration. This translates into our ability to offer our business customers a truly custom-designed water treatment system. The right system that has all the processes you need to produce high-quality, clean, clear water and none of the ones you do not need.
In addition, many of the water treatment systems that we install in businesses today are taking the environment into consideration. As we look at ways to combat climate change and better manage significant weather events, we look for treatment systems that are eco-friendly, that promote low energy usage and high efficiency, that generate the least amount of waste, that reduce a company’s carbon footprint, and that aggressively embrace the conservation of water.
At Ideal Water Solutions, we understand that your business cannot function properly without clean water. That’s why we offer the very best in water treatment processes, so that we can deliver high-quality water to your business, its employees, and its customers.
Investment in the best water treatment and filtration system to fill the needs of your business is essential to your success. By making sure that your company does your part in keeping one of our most important natural resources free from contaminants, you are not only improving the quality of the water delivered to your business, but you are helping to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for future generations.
Our professional, experienced team of water quality experts can help identify and evaluate the quality of your water, and offer you a cost-effective, concise, and reliable proposal to install a complete water treatment system.
Give us a call today to get the facts about how we are uniquely qualified to provide your business with perfectly pure water one drop at a time.