The purchase of water treatment equipment is an investment in your home. Obvious benefits of water treatment are the aesthetics of conditioned water: clear water, clean fixtures, soft skin and hair, great tasting water. The benefits extend past the aesthetics, though; treating the water can protect the home’s plumbing, faucets, tubs, sinks and water-using appliances from damage caused by problem water.
When it’s time to move, you need to consider what to take on the move and what to leave behind. In the not-too-distant past, appliances were all packaged and moved. Now, often, they are being left in the home as a selling point. So when it comes to your water treatment equipment, is it possible to take it with you, or should you just leave it in the home?
It is possible to take your water treatment equipment when you move, so the choice is yours. There are a few things to keep in mind, though, when making your decision.
Purchasing a good water treatment system can be a bit more involved than purchasing other appliances. Done properly, the water quality should be accurately measured and the water treatment equipment accurately sized. For the new home buyer, finding that quality water treatment equipment is already in place can be a relief and major selling point. The effects of great water in the home are measurable. A clean toilet tank can be a solid indicator of the care previously provided the home. The buyer may realize that they can move in with assurance that the water is one less thing to think about while settling in.
For the seller, your love of the great water might inspire you to take the water treatment equipment with you. You’ll want to investigate the water at your new location before making this decision. Confirm that both the size of the new home and the water quality at the new home are within operating parameters of the equipment you plan to take with you. A water treatment expert in the area of the new home can help with this information, or a water treatment report from the new municipality can be shared with the original installing water expert and they can help determine if the current products are viable for the new site. They can also disconnect and package the equipment for a safe journey to their new home.
We understand that great water could have you ready to disconnect that softener yourself, but it’s best to invest some time and do your homework before making your decision. Happy trails!