When you visit the doctor, do you expect that they are educated and licensed to medically treat what’s ailing you? When you have your car serviced or repaired, you assume the technician is trained in replacing your car’s brakes or fluids so it is safe to drive, right? We all expect specialists to be qualified in their trade, but do we ask to see their certification? And even if we see the logo showing that a company is certified, do we really know what was involved in achieving that recognition?
Treating water properly is complicated, after all water is the universal solvent and new contaminants are being introduced into our water at alarming speed. Water quality professionals are like scientists. They learn about the microscopic particles that are floating around in water and the affects these invisible elements have on everything it encounters including humans. Yes, your local water treatment facility is the first line of defense against bacteria and other major contaminants. However, if you have municipal water, your water travels a long distance and touches a lot before coming out of your faucet for drinking, showering, cleaning or cooking.
The education these water quality professionals absorb include the treatment options to provide better quality water for business, farmers, manufacturers and homeowners. Therefore, a special certification is warranted to these professionals through the Water Quality Association (WQA). A voluntary credentialing process demonstrates a company’s commitment to high professional standards, growing expertise in new technology and improvement in customer service. The various certifications include:
- Certified Water Specialist
- Master Water Specialist
- Certified Water Treatment Representative
- Certified Installer
- Certified Service Technician
So, if you are shopping around for a water treatment expert, be sure the company has one or more of these certifications to verify they are the best choice for providing treatment solutions to your water quality problems.
North Carolina Water Consultants is a WQA Certified Water Specialist (CWS1), Certified Installer (CI), Well Certified and has an Unlimited Plumbing License in North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information or to consult with one of our water treatment specialists, please contact us to schedule an appointment.