If you’ve done any research on water softeners, you’ve come to realize that there are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a water softener for your home. In making the purchase decision, you can be sure you’re getting a top-notch water conditioner that has gone through rigorous testing and meets industry standards when you see the UPC Symbol.
What does International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) R&T UPC Symbol Mean?
IAPMO R&T is North America’s premier plumbing and mechanical product certification agency and has become one of the most recognized plumbing and drinking water treatment certification programs in the world. Not all water treatment systems carry the UPC Symbol. This certification is awarded by IAPMO R&T to the most reliable and trusted producers of quality drinking water systems.
A Symbol of Product Quality for Decades
IAPMO was founded in 1926, with the mandate “to advance the latest and most improved methods of sanitation; to promote the welfare of and harmony between the owner, the builder, and the craftsman; and to accomplish a uniformity in the application of the provisions of the ordinances.
Why Should You Care if a Product has a UPC Symbol?
The UPC Symbol is a solid assurance of product quality, durability, and safety for you, the consumer. In short, systems that display the UPC Symbol indicate to consumers that this water treatment system has been rigorously tested and meets or exceeds industry standards.
According to IAPMO R&T:
Products that go through the IAPMO R&T certification program must withstand rigorous testing to evaluate the performance and integrity of the product.
- Materials Safety ensures that the materials used in the product will not contribute contaminants to the drinking water.
- Chemical Performance measures contaminant reduction capabilities over the life and/or capacity of the unit.
- Structural Integrity ensures that the product will withstand years of normal household use.
- Reviews are conducted to ensure that the product literature supplied to consumers meet IAPMO R&T code of ethics, is congruent with the test results, and contains the required information outlined in the standard.
WaterTech Products Awarded the UPC Symbol
WaterTech’s Reionator Classic Series, Reionator Pro and Reionator Pro Ultra water conditioning systems have gone through the IAPMO R&T evaluation and were awarded the UPC Symbol. This Symbol gives assurance that the entire, complete Reionator water conditioner product has undergone laborious testing and evaluation, as well as each of its parts.
This is important as there are many manufacturers that talk about the product certification, but in reality, there are individually-certified components on their systems that have the certification, but the system is not certified as a whole.
At WaterTech, we have been manufacturing the Reionator water conditioner for more than 30 years and have hundreds of thousands of happy customers. In addition to eliminating hardness and iron, the Reionator Classic and Pro series products also remove or reduce chlorine, lead, sulfates and nitrates, chloramines, and other emerging contaminants (depending on model) —a claim few whole-house water conditioners can make.
Best of all, the Reionator is warrantied for LIFE! Most warranties have one year limits on their duration and end up falling short when you need them most. We’re so confident in our product’s performance that we even warranty our ion exchange resins – virtually unheard of in the industry. Ask your local WaterTech dealer to tell you more about the Reionator whole-house water conditioning system.