Becoming An Incredible General Contractor

When I started my own construction business, I was more concerned about racking up customers and winning bids than I was about customer service. Unfortunately, without a little bit of a personal touch, I started having trouble claiming repeat business. Fortunately, a friend of mine talked with me about developing my brand and being nicer to customers. I started really talking with people and trying to understand their construction goals. I want you to have a more successful construction business, which is why I started up this website. Here, you will find helpful tips for communicating effectively with clients and working with business partners.

Making Sure The Water In Your Home Is Safe


Water is one thing that many people take for granted. You turn on the faucet and out it comes — but what if the water coming out is not safe to consume or even use? You can't tell it by looking at it in most cases, so the only real option is to have it tested.

The First Sign Of Problems

How can you tell that you need to have your water tested? There are some signs that you might have a problem with the water if you pay attention. When you first turn on the water and it is cloudy or has an odor to it, there could be something in it causing that. Gases can be transported by water if they have the right properties and discolorations can indicate a lot of possible contaminants.  Along with these signs, check your toilet and shower for rings around the inside of them. Dark rust colored rings often indicate hard water with a high level of iron or other minerals. In most cases, hard water is not dangerous but it can damage pipes, fixtures and the basins they run into. 

Getting The Water Tested 

If you believe there is an issue with your water, the best solution is to have it tested by a professional so that you can determine how to best correct the problem. If there is a problem with the water, there is more than likely a filtration system that can remove the contaminants for you. The testing process is important because not all filters work the same. Without knowing what you are trying to filter out of the water, buying any filter is like taking a shot in the dark. You just can't be sure what the target is that you are trying to hit. Once the water testing is complete, ask for a printed report so you have a record of what was found in the water. 

Filtering Out The Contaminants

Once you know what you need to filter out of your water, you need to decide whether you want a full house system or a small, more localized filter. There are a lot of choices in filter systems available so it is best to talk to a company that knows what will work best for your home. The company that tested your water most likely sells filter systems and can help you choose one. Set a budget to work within and let them know what you can manage. If you can get what you need from a small system that you can afford, it doesn't make sense to spend the money on a bigger filtration system.

Talk to a company like Green Living Water Solutions for more help.


26 September 2018