Drinking water from the tap is not the safest thing to do anymore. It is often contaminated by an excess amount of minerals that can have harmful effects on the human body. The latest report by NBC revealed that Pensacola, Florida and the City of Riverside, California are two cities that receive the most toxic water. Let’s not forget the crazy news about Flint, Mi! Tap water is often laced with chlorine for disinfecting the water. It reacts with other substances in water and produces chloramines as a byproduct. While chlorine doesn’t have any effect on the human body, overdose amines or ammonia is lethal.
In times like these, it only seems fit that you hire a home water delivery service that delivers fresh and potable water. They deliver containers that can hold up to five gallons of water, making it a cheaper option than bottled water.
Here are seven tips to remember while choosing a home water delivery system:
1. Flexible plan
You are going to need different amounts of water depending on the number of people at your house. You will need more when you plan to throw a party or your relatives are coming to stay. The water delivery service agency should offer flexible plans that allow you to order as minimum as three gallons of water to as much as 20 gallons of water.
Likewise, we tend to drink more water during the hot weather. If you are going on a road trip and want small containers of water, the agency should be able to provide you with that. The bottled water quantity can range from 12 oz to one gallon. The company should be able to do all this on very short notice.
2. Water Options
Normal drinking water is just one of the things you can expect from a good home water delivery service. Ask for hot and cold water, depending on your needs. The company should be able to offer you a hot and cold water dispenser.
3. Delivery Options
Usually, water delivery companies charge you for the container rental and delivery on a monthly basis. However, they are some that don’t charge anything as a part of their promotion strategy. If you are lucky, you’ll have at least a couple of such service providers in your area. In addition, find out when they deliver. Some companies have rigid standards while others offer flexible scheduling options.
4. Water Sources
Ever wonder where did this water come from? At least with tap water, you know where it comes from, even if it’s not really suitable to drink. With individually bottled water, you never really know. You want to choose a water delivery service that provides you with information on where they obtain the water and what if anything they do to the water.
5. Plastic or Glass
With all the information about plastics today you need to ask your water delivery service how they store their water. Does it come in a plastic container? If so, is it BPA free? At Lipsey, we use big glass bottles for this very reason.
6. Customer service
Customer service also plays an important role in your final choice. An ideal water service company should answer your calls, emails, and queries on time. They should also send notifications about any delay in delivery and the reason. In addition, a top-tier delivery company will let you know when they are on their way out.
7. Reviews and Testimonials
Last but not least! Check the reviews! Don’t just google water delivery reviews but get reviews from your neighborhood.
For this post, we left out the obvious cost. It’s assumed that you’ll likely want to compare Atlanta water delivery companies based on price. What we suggest is take a taste test. If you’ve already decided on water delivery for your home, then test the water… so to speak. Reputable water delivery services will often be willing to let you try before you buy because they see you a long-term client.