Three Reasons Why You Cannot DIY Home Water Filtration Equipment


There are many projects that homeowners can do themselves, but water purification and equipment installation are not DIY projects. There are several reasons for this, most having to do with the skills needed to connect all of the equipment. If you want water purification services, you absolutely need a professional to do the job, and here are three good reasons why.

1. Your Water Intake Plumbing Has to Be Rerouted

There are pipes coming into your home and going out of it. These pipes are direct lines to the city sewer system (if you live near or in a city) or your well and septic system (if you live in a rural area). It is easy to confuse which pipes are which, unless you are a plumber. Plumbers can tell the difference between incoming and outgoing pipes, and know exactly which set of pipes need to be rerouted through your water softener or water filtration equipment. Doing it yourself may result in cross-contamination of wastewater and your drinkable water, resulting in some nasty illnesses.

2. Your Water Filtration Equipment Requires Some Welding

As your plumber is busily rerouting the intake pipes into your water softener or installing a whole-house filtration system (e.g., a reverse-osmosis system), he or she will need to seal the connections with some welding. Most homeowners do not readily have welding skills, and now is not the best time for self-teaching welding. Additionally, incorrectly welding some pipes together or accidentally cutting a pipe that still has fast-flowing water running through it will result in an emergency call to your plumber anyway.

3. Regardless of the System, You Will Need Electrical Connections

Virtually all water softeners are programmable and set to soften your water when you are not using it (i.e., when you are asleep at night). That means that their electrical components need to be connected to your fuse box, a task that is doubly dangerous when you are dealing with water, plumbing, and electricity. Even a reverse-osmosis system has a digital readout gauge that requires an electrical connection, so unless you are particularly adventurous when it comes to learning about electrical currents, connections, and the effects electrical shock has on the body, you may prefer having a plumber install your water purification system.

When You Have One of These Skills

Some homeowners do have some electrical, plumbing, or welding skills. If you want to use your skills to help the professional install your system, you may be able to do so under the guidance of the professional. As for the other parts of the installation process, leave it to the plumbers to do the job correctly so you get the best results possible. Contact a service like Water-Pro to get started.


10 November 2015

Learning About Plumbing Services For The Kitchen

Hi everyone, my name is Bonita Ploursa. After living in my first home for several years, I decided the kitchen needed a drastic change. I spent the bulk of my time baking cakes, making candy and canning jam in my kitchen. However, cleanup was a nightmare due to the lack of a dishwasher. Furthermore, my sink area could only fit one small pot, which made it impossible to wash out my cookware. I hired a plumber to help route lines for a dishwasher and replace the sink. I also had my plumber install a nice garbage disposal in the sink. The process took very little time and no effort on my part. I would like to discuss this upgrade, and others like it, on my website. I will explore the various ways plumbers move pipes and install appliances throughout the kitchen.