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Metro Water Filter is Thankful

Metro Water Filter is Thankful for You!

November comes as a time to begin truly reflecting on a year quickly going by.  It’s a wonderful time to focus on what we all have so much to be thankful for.  We are grateful to have some of the best clients out there.  You all are what make our jobs so enjoyable!  We love being able to help you achieve what you want with the water in your home.  Clients who want to have something done right by a professional and maintained at a high-level long term.  We really want to say a huge thank you to those of you who choose to allow us to work with you!

The Difference at Metro Water Filter

When you choose to work with Metro Water Filter, we want to help you understand the process and what we can achieve with your water.  We want to shoot you straight and give real expectations.  We want you to be comfortable throughout the process from initial contact, to install, to ongoing service.    We have noticed that in the filtration business, not all companies choose to do business this way.  Many companies we hear about want to convince you that you have a problem that you didn’t even know about!  We have seen this occur, for example, several times when companies choose to push a water softener… only the water isn’t actually hard.  Or, we hear of so many companies out there that want to push a specific product related more to preference… rather than allowing the client options to choose.  We strive to be different; to help educate our clients and allow them to make confident decisions.

Using the Golden Rule

Another unfortunate thing we often hear about in the filtration world is companies who seem obsessed with bashing or lying about their competition while at your home to try to get you to sign on the spot (oftentimes that competition, being us).  It seems the Golden Rule is no longer a thing in business.  We often gain customers from this… because they simply think “something is not right about this…”, so they call us and experience quite the opposite of what this other company says.  Word of advice- if you have a company come out to meet with you in regard to any project at your home and it seems they want to talk about a different company more than their own, that should concern you.  Why not focus on why your company is the best option?  Do you not have the track record or feel confident enough in your own team to say that?

Why Metro Water Filter

At Metro Water Filter we strive to be the standard by which all other companies are measured.  We genuinely believe that we are the best option out there for our clients.  We do our absolute best to provide the best possible products combined with the best possible installation and service we can.  And we know that customer service must be top of mind in all aspects of our business.  So again, we want to say thank you so much to our valued clients who make our team smile every day.    

The Best Water Filtration Company

Metro Water Filtration

At Metro Water Filter we strive to be the best we can be and raise the bar in the filtration industry.   We want to be the filtration company by which all other filtration companies are measured.  Today we will talk about how we strive to do this in two important areas: products and workmanship. 

Metro Water Products

First, this certainly goes for product. We want to offer the best possible products for our clients. One of the key ways we ensure we are able to do this is by being an independent dealer, rather than a branded or proprietary company. With over 7,000 clients covering roughly half the state of Georgia (and beyond) and many years of experience, we have had the privilege to work on most any type of systems you can think of. Some we installed, some we did not, and were asked to take over ongoing service. The systems we choose to continue to professionally recommend and sell are the ones that continue to show themselves to be the best. We are able to monitor things such as the amount of callbacks, warranty claims, issues, ongoing service, and longevity of a large number of systems in the real world. We see what really works and works best in the long term. Lots of products will deliver in the short term, but not so many for years and years to come. We strive to be the company that’s providing long-term value for our clients and their water.

Metro water Workmanship

Next, this also applies to workmanship. This really can go for the whole experience no doubt, from initial sales to install to ongoing service. But the area we will focus on today is the initial installation. Water filtration installation is no different than any trade out there- you can always get something done for less. Especially when there is no set standard or barriers to entry into this field. You aren’t required to be a licensed, Master plumber (even though our lead installer is). You aren’t required to have X number of years of experience, or the ability to work with and match a current plumbing setup. Unfortunately, many filtration companies look at the install as the less important aspect. They often use a push to connect fitting and whatever is easiest to get the job done. These are the same companies that seem to only have stock photos to show clients on a sales visit, rather than their own installations to show off. We are not that company! We strive to have our workmanship match or exceed what surrounds it. We have the ability to go much further than push-to-fit connects. We can do everything from pex to plastic, to copper propress, and even the old school sweat copper or “soldering”. We want our clients to know they can show off our work, and hope they love it as much as we do!


Paying to Replace Your Filtration System

Paying to Replace Your Filtration System

Pick Quality over Quantity

In the water filtration world we see and hear all kinds of stories. There are a lot of companies that decide to give filtration a try, since they already do something related to water, no big deal, right? This might be a plumber, a well company, or even a handyman. “It can’t be that complicated.”, they might think, not knowing the complexities and necessities that arise with the initial diagnosis, install, and the ongoing long-term service needs of a system. This might also be a company that decides to go into the industry with a very heavy sales approach. We see these companies, some big, some small, and hear about how pushy they are and how oftentimes the salesperson won’t even consider where a system is being installed. We’ve heard customers tell us that they even asked these salespeople after their heavy sales pitch, “hey, don’t you want to actually see where a system might go?”, and have them respond, “that’s not my job”. Leave it to the unlicensed slightly trained installer to figure that out. That’s not exactly a team mentality! At Metro Water Filter we do truly strive to be the best team possible, because we want to provide the best products and service for you, long term! We aren’t about making a quick buck and wishing you good luck! No, our approach is quality before quantity. It’s service before sales. It’s consulting not high pressure.

Doing it right the first time

A recent example is a new client on a lake in North Georgia. This client, and their cleaning company, were complaining about the water even though they already had a very well-known company install a system. We went out to do a site visit and found there was indeed a system, but there were several issues. To name just a few: 1) the system was vastly undersized for the home. So, it was doing some work some of the time, but it flat out could not keep up with what was needed. 2). The system was not set up to take care of all the issues with the water, only part of it. The client had specific concerns such as hard water and bacteria control that weren’t addressed whatsoever, even when they were brought up by the client as an issue! 3). The backwash line, which is how self-cleaning systems dump water into a waste line or to outside the home, was “direct tapped” into a waste line in the utility room. What this means is that if the client ever has a back up of the septic /waste line, it would find its way back into the water filtration system. You can imagine why that’s a bad thing for you and your home.

We at Metro Water Filter, assessed the situation and did advanced testing through a 3rd party lab to confirm our recommendations. We then sent a professional and thorough quote via email for the client to consider. The client quickly approved, and we scheduled installation. We replaced the old system and installed what was actually needed, and we did so with our Licensed Master Plumber doing the work correctly. You can see the difference below.

Recommendation paid off

But wait, as if that wasn’t enough, there’s more. While we were there, we also installed a FloLogic Automatic Leak Detection System for the home. This is a system that constantly keeps a close watch on the flow in the home and shuts the water off if there is a leak. While still at the home and just after installing the system, the FloLogic kept cutting off the water. Our install crew started searching the home and, sure enough, found (heard) an active leak behind a wall in a walk-in tiled shower! The FloLogic system saved the clients an untold amount of repair cost and headache within minutes of being installed!

Thank you from Metro Water Filter

We at Metro Water Filter are never going to be the low cost provider, that is simply not who we are. You can always find a way to do something for less money. We instead desire to be the best company out there, providing the best possible products and service for our clients, long term. We are truly working to raise the bar when it comes to professionalism in an industry that seems to focus on anything but that. We want to provide our clients with professional consultation, installation, and ongoing service. And we are sincerely thankful that 7,000+ clients trust us to do so!

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Well Water Quality and Filtration

Well Drillers: Water Quality and Water Filtration

We are always happy to be able to connect with potential clients about their water, and specifically today we’d like to talk about well water.    Oftentimes, after being in contact with clients, we will hear a comment which goes a little like this, “Man I sure am glad we found y’all (MWF)!”     It is all too common for someone to have a well, whether new or old, and at the first sign of a water quality or water filtration issue, they automatically think “Well, I better call my well company.”     Well drillers are great at what they do, and what an extremely unique field they are in!   They have a lot of knowledge specifically related to all the aspects of drilling a well: where best to set up, running the drilling rig operation, finding the right amount of water for their clients, properly packing/ sealing the casing, setting the pump, and installing the pressure tank, just to name some of what they have to do.  There is much involved in being a licensed, certified well driller.   We certainly appreciate what well drillers do for their clients; we know it’s not an easy task.  

Metro Water Filter: Water Quality and Water Filtration

I had a very wise well driller once say to me, “I let my clients know I will get them the water quantity they need, but the water quality is not guaranteed or related to me in any way.”    That may seem a bit abrupt, but this gentleman is simply setting honest and proper expectations upfront.   There is no way to know or guarantee the quality of water that your well will have until it’s completed.    Just like a well driller is in his own field of expertise, so is a high quality Water Filtration company when it comes to the quality of water you desire.   When you think water quality, think Metro Water Filter.   We specialize in consulting and providing the custom filtration that our clients need and deserve.  Here, we are set up to provide the “after the sale” service long term, which is our main focus because that’s what our clients want. Metro Water Filter doesn’t dabble in filtration because we happen to be given a call, which may be true if you’re calling someone whose expertise is primarily focused somewhere else.  When you hire a water filtration specialist, your water quality, both short and long term, should be prioritized.   In the short term, initial water testing and evaluation of exactly what is needed will be performed. This is certainly crucial and not always as clear cut as it seems, as there are many variables and issues that could arise from different contaminants and variables with the water.   In the long term, this means having the experience and expertise to guarantee the results and provide the long term service needed for years (and decades) to come.  

Well Water and Quality 

Here are a few summarizing ideas in conclusion:

  • Just as well drillers are great at drilling wells, Metro Water Filter is great at water filtration.
  • Test your water BEFORE you see an issue, to avoid costly issues in your home. Also, many potential hazards have little to no effect on the taste, look, or feel of the water, such as bacteria.
  • Make sure you’re hiring a company that can meet your needs with a guarantee and desire to provide the service and products needed to keep your filtration system at its peak for years, if not decades, to come. Our combined service experience is now over 40 years and counting. We at Metro Water Filtration are “service heavy” with our service department far outweighing our sales department. 
  • Look for a company that wants to partner with you and educate you on well water quality, not a pushy sleazy sales person. We at MWF are more than happy to just have a conversation with you just to help you understand what things you should consider or know about a private well.
  • Hire a company that handles well water quality on a daily basis, not just every once in a while. We at Metro Water Filter have over 7,000 clients, with a majority being on well water. 

Call us at 543-6546 or contact Metro Water Filter today and let us help you decide the best course of action for the quality of your well water. 

Ultraviolet Light Can Help Remove Bacteria in Your Water

Bacteria in your water system often is not noticed until it is too late. While the wrong types of minerals in your water can result in unpleasant tastes and can damage your pipes, bacteria in your water can be dangerous because it can make those who drink it more prone to certain illnesses. Problems that can develop from drinking water contaminated with bacteria include gastrointestinal issues (diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, nausea), headaches, kidney issues, and even certain types of pneumonia.

Many types of bacteria can be present in your water; however, the most dangerous forms of bacteria are fecal coliform better known as E. coli, which often results from your water being contaminated with fecal material from humans or animals. Some waterborne pathogenic diseases include typhoid fever, viral and bacterial gastroenteritis, and hepatitis A.

As you can see, bacteria contaminating your water can be very dangerous for the health of your family. Fortunately, Metro Water Filtration carries a special line of products that can help to kill these bacteria for good. Our system utilizes Ultraviolet Light to kill the bacteria in your water. That’s right – UV light can be used to kill harmful bacteria! If you or a family member has experienced any sort of sickness that could be related to water-borne bacteria, give us a call and we will install our Ultraviolet Light Bacterial Removal System. We want you to have peace of mind as you drink your water!

So, how does it work? Our Ultraviolet Light system monitors the UV bulb at all times. As long as the UV bulb is functioning at its normal level, the system allows water to enter.  The water moves down through the tank where it then enters a stainless steel exposure chamber which contains the UV bulb. Water is forced to pass close to the UV bulb where any bacteria are immediately destroyed. The water then moves up to the top of the stainless steel exposure chamber and passes from the unit, ready for drinking. 

Call Metro Water Filtration to learn more about how our Ultraviolet Light Bacteria Removal System can help to keep your water clean, safe, drinkable, and bacteria-free!


How WaterCop Systems Benefit Home-Owners

WaterCop is an Automatic Water Shutoff System that helps homeowners be protected from potential water damage. The system works 24/7 to protect the home from floods. The WaterCop system works with wired and wireless flood sensors, wall switches, and most home security and home automation systems.

There are many benefits of the WaterCop system, including overall property protection around the clock, even when you’re not home. It gives you the ability to relax and not worry about potential costs associated with water damage. Flood damage and losses related to plumbing problems can lead to higher home insurance costs and possibly the loss of affordable coverage altogether.

“WaterCop offers a complete line of residential leak detection systems that are easy to install. There are no plastic parts inside our automatic shut-off valves, they are made with industrial grade materials and are built to last. Be sure to check with your insurance provider for available discounts when you install a WaterCop system.”

The WaterCop System works by using the automatic shut-off valve on the water supply line. The sensors then detect a leak, even if it’s only a few ounces, and send a signal to the automatic shut-off valve.

The WaterCop System can be used on washing machines, sinks, water heaters, toilets, and dishwashers. It also works on refrigerators, spigots and automatic humidifiers. It can be installed in single-family homes, multi-family residences, vacation/rental homes, or even senior living centers. It can also be installed in offices, dormitories or laundry businesses.

Contact Metro Water Filter for more information installing your own WaterCop system.

The Best Water Filter for Your Bathroom

Having a long and hot shower can be quite refreshing and totally calm. However, based on the kind of water you have in your house, showering can be quite scary. This is why it is crucial for you to install the best shower water filter in your bathroom.

How to find a good water filter
Choosing a good water filter can be quite challenging if you are not well informed. Below are factors that you need to put into consideration before purchasing one:

  • Compatibility: Before buying a filter, you need to consider its compatibility on the showerhead. As much as some water filters are changeable, we have unchangeable ones, and thus care is needed when choosing one.
  • Durability: Everyone wants something that will last and save them frequent replacement costs. You, therefore, need to look at the material used to manufacture the filter. High-strength materials are the best and long-lasting. Check also for the life span of the filtration cartridge.
  • Changeability: However, much durable the filters are, they cannot last forever. You, therefore, need to look at how adjustable they are for future replacements. A good filter fits easily on the showerhead, thereby making it easy to change.
  • Cost: Once you decide to buy a filter, you need to understand that high-quality filters are a bit more expensive. The cost, however, cannot be equaled to the benefits you acquire in installing a good and high-quality filter.

Benefits of installing a good water filter

  • Chlorine reduction: Shower filters help reduce chlorine levels in your water. This helps to reduce asthma attacks, flare-ups, skin irritation, as well as dryness problems.
  • Softens hard water: A good water filter contains ceramic spheres that are responsible for producing non-scaling, soft water, which helps to soften your hair.
  • Improved well-being: Considering the fact that harmful chemicals have been filtered thereby eliminating the risk of skin damage, your general body well-being gets improved.

To have a taste of a nice showering experience, then installing a water filter system in your bathroom is the way to go. Contact us for more information about installing the system.

What Causes Hard Water and How Do I Get Rid of It?

What is Hard Water?

While all water coming out of the faucet usually appears clear and clean, you’ve probably heard people talk about how “hard” or “soft” it is without necessarily knowing what they mean or what the ramifications of hard water can be.

How hard water is can be determined by the number of minerals and chemicals contained within it, invisible to the naked eye. Soft water has a low mineral and chemical concentration, while hard water has high levels of calcium, magnesium carbonates, bicarbonates, and sulfates. These minerals typically build up in the water from contact with deposits of limestone, chalk, or gypsum.


How can I tell if my water is hard?

Since you likely won’t be able to tell from looking at your running water whether or not it is hard, there are a few signs to watch for which include:

  • Mineral Stains – When your clothes come out of the washer, are they still discolored? Perhaps they are wearing out faster despite fewer washings?
  • Discoloration and Spots – Deposits of calcium on your dishes when you remove them from the dishwasher can be a sign of hard water.
  • Decreasing Water Pressure – Mineral deposits build up inside the pipes, shrinking the circumference of them and delivering less water to your faucet in your home.
  • Film on your Hands – After you wash your hands, do you still feel a film upon them? This is caused by the soap reacting with the calcium in the water and forming soap scum causing you to have to rinse your hands longer to remove the layer.
  • Strange Taste or Smell – Some people report a metallic taste, or perhaps one of dirt along with a smell of rotten eggs.


Hard Water vs Soft Water

Since hard water is a heavy concentration of chemicals and minerals, obviously, soft water is the opposite. If you have soft water you will enjoy:

  • No mineral stains or build up on your clothes after washing. Your clothes also won’t wear out as fast in the wash.
  • Dishes come out of the dishwasher without calcium spotting and water stains won’t build up in your sinks and toilets.
  • Your home will enjoy healthy water pressure.
  • No more soap scum on your hand when washing them or doing housework.
  • In some cases, there may be a slight taste of sodium in your drinking water, but no more smells of rotting eggs or taste of dirt.


Install a Water Filter

While there are no medical risks associated with hard water, it can and likely will do damage to your pipes and machines. Hard water causes a buildup of minerals within pipes causing them to clog and become blocked more frequently, which means more calls to the plumber, and your appliances will wear down faster running on hard water. Not to mention all the stain removal you’ll have to do to keep your kitchen and bathroom looking bright.

If you suspect the water running into your house is hard and it is making your life miserable, call us today and install a water filter to remove those unwanted minerals at the source and save yourself the headache of wasting all that water washing your hands twice to get rid of the soap scum with water that smells like rotten eggs.


5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Whole Home Water Filtration System

There are many reasons why you need to consider a whole home water filtration system to solve common problems in the home. At Metro Water Filter, we want to help you design and build the system that will give you the high-quality water you deserve and resolve these issues and more:

  1. Your home is built on sediment that’s high in limestone or sand content. This results in high turbidity in the water, which needs to be filtered and removed through a proper water system.
  2. Your water has a “sulfur” or “chlorine” smell. Many homes have hard water being pumped into them that contains a high amount of iron, sulfur, metals, or nitrates. These materials create an unpleasant odor, which is not desirable for washing dishes or clothes or taking a bath.
  3. You’re tired of performing salt service. We know that it’s possible to clean out the salt tank and water holding tank yourself each month and to call the water treatment service only when something goes wrong. However, this do-it-yourself approach can cause unnecessary strain on your back as you haul around 40-pound bags and stoop to clean out each tank. A water filtration system helps you preserve the right PH, smell, and taste in your household water.
  4. Your water is damaging the pipes in the kitchen and bathrooms. We see this especially in older homes because newer ones have plumbing made of plastic or CPVC components. Pumping untreated water into the home results in corrosion.
  5. You don’t want hard water to damage your clothes. Consumers who don’t want to drink the water because they have a filtration system inside their refrigerator will still need clean water for doing laundry and dishes and for bathing.

Living anywhere could present a high water demand, especially during the warmer months, when you want to bathe or shower more than once per day. Without maintaining a water supply of high quality, you could quickly get frustrated with the entire system. It won’t be cost-effective to arrange for a one-time service just because the water is unpleasant. It’s better to update to a whole home water filtration system. For details, please contact us today.

The Importance of Water Filtration in the Restaurant Industry

Water is the most important substance in our bodies and it is the most important ingredient in your restaurant’s success. Water quality affects your food’s taste and it extends the life of your commercial appliances. Below we will discuss why a quality water filtration system should be a priority for every restaurant owner.

What is in Your Restaurant’s Water?

Your restaurant’s tap water can contain a wide range of contaminants. This type of pollution can alter the taste of the water dramatically and they can even be dangerous in large enough concentrations. Some common water contaminants are,

  • Sand
  • Chlorine
  • Pesticides
  • Metals (Iron, manganese)
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses

These materials are not supposed to be in our water but they will not be removed without proper filtration.

What Damage Can These Contaminants Cause?

These materials can cause health problems, especially after long-term ingestion. Bacteria and viruses are foreign attackers in our body and they can cause headaches, vomiting, stomach pain, fevers, and even organ failure in extreme cases. If you ingest unfiltered water then you have likely suffered from these as a result of contaminated water, probably without knowing it.

Lower Quality Food
A restaurant’s reputation is based primarily on how the food tastes. Water is used in the preparation of virtually every item on your menu and bad-tasting water will lead to a decrease in your food’s quality. This will inevitably lead customers to find another place to eat.

Decreased Appliance Life
You rely on your commercial appliances every day. You need them to work to ensure that your restaurant runs efficiently. The pollutants from unfiltered water can build up in appliances and increase the wear and tear on the unit. This will lead you to have to spend the money to replace them more often.

What Can a Filtration System do For Your Restaurant?

A high-quality water filtration system employs several different methods to make sure that your water is as clean as possible. Metro Water Filter is a Georgia area company that specializes in water filtration. We understand that your restaurant can’t afford to have water that is anything less than the best. We have experience in the field and we can work with you to design a system that will meet your needs. Contact us to discover how we can improve your restaurant through better water quality.

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