Chardon Labs: Commercial & Industrial Water Treatment Company
A Trusted Water Treatment Company in Detroit, MI
At Chardon Laboratories, we sell clean systems — not just chemicals. That’s why our team, certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), works with you to create a treatment plan that’s personalized and keeps your operating costs in check. With our collaborative approach and history of successful results, we’ve become a trusted water treatment company in Detroit that handles the problems associated with different water systems, like corrosion, scale and biological growth.
Find out more about our water treatment services, which include HVAC systems and cooling towers, below.
Boiler Water Treatment in Detroit
Scale and corrosion are the biggest threats to your boilers. If you’re searching for boiler water treatment in Detroit, you can rely on our team, equipment and experience to reduce these threats. By blowing down the boiler according to our recommendations, as well as using water softeners and chemicals, we can prevent scale from forming and damaging your equipment. Our proven chemical water treatment program uses a combination of sulfites and different chemicals to prevent corrosion.
Boiler systems are an essential part of your facility, and it's important to keep everything running smoothly. Corrosion and scale work against this functionality, reducing efficiency in many different ways. To ensure your boiler water treatment is right for your business and water environment, we may use a range of services, such as:
- A free survey to determine your system status and needs.
- Scale and corrosion prevention techniques.
- Regularly scheduled testing of your custom chemical treatment plan.
- Boiler care during both peak use and the off-season.
- Treatments conducted by ISO-certified technicians.
- Continued maintenance at a guaranteed annual price.
With these services, we aim to prevent the costs of scale and corrosion, which can include uneven heat distribution, wasted energy, pitting and component failure. Low efficiency and equipment damage can really add up and cause expensive replacements or repairs, downtime and energy costs.
The right boiler water treatment services for Detroit, Michigan, businesses can protect investments, operations and equipment lifespans.
Boiler Chemicals and Equipment in Detroit
If your facilities in Detroit need maintenance using boiler chemicals, Chardon can help. To combat corrosion and scale, we can use an array of chemicals and equipment, like sulfite to absorb excess oxygen and water softeners to remove iron, calcium and magnesium ions from the feedwater.
We might also use coupon racks to estimate corrosion rates or contact headwater meters for accurate monitoring. Other equipment, like controllers, can offer automation for feeds, conductivity bleeds and readouts or manage precipitated crystals so they don't settle and form deposits.
Through the right equipment, we can set you up with a straightforward, protective water treatment solution.
Chardon provides boiler chemicals in Detroit and other parts of Michigan, helping you treat these issues using professional equipment, ISO-certified technicians and extensive experience in the field. Learn more about our boiler treatment services by reaching out to the experts in Detroit water treatment services at Chardon.
Closed Loop Water Treatment in Detroit
Our closed-loop water treatment in Detroit is effective for a variety of loop systems — chilled water, hot water, condenser cooling tower water, geothermal and glycol loops. Because these loop systems can corrode and become contaminated with anaerobic bacteria, it’s crucial to take a proactive maintenance approach. Our treatments range from changing filters and testing pH to cleaning and flushing the system. These methods prevent corrosion from bacteria, oxygen and problematic pH levels.
Our closed-loop water treatment services in Detroit, Michigan, include:
- The prevention of corrosion, scale and microbiological growth.
- A free survey to determine your system's current status and needs.
- Corrosion coupons.
- Cleaning and flushing.
- Regularly scheduled testing and a customized chemical treatment plan.
- Continued maintenance at a steady, consistent annual price.
- Treatments administered by ISO-certified technicians for improved system longevity.
If your work involves plastic injection molding systems, you'll need to pay special attention to your system's health. Changing mold tools can often cause the system to lose a significant percentage of its volume, making it more susceptible to contamination. Certain steps, such as replacing the water and flushing the attachment manifold, can protect your closed-loop plastic injection molding system from these dangers.
We can help you identify the appropriate care methods for your system, whether it's for mold injection or something else.
Closed-Loop Treatment Methods
Corrosion is a significant threat to closed-loop systems. Our treatment methods for closed-looped systems can vary widely depending on your environment, but all of them work to eliminate corrosion, whether it comes from leaks, poor water quality or another source.
To ensure corrosion isn't affecting your system from the inside out, we also perform tests on conductivity, component deterioration rates and pH balance.
One of the primary ways we address problems of corrosion is by adding chemicals. We might add chemicals that make the water less aggressive or adjust the pH to optimum, non-corrosive levels. Without the right pH balance, the dissolved solids in the water can wear on the pipes and lead to issues related to iron, so we'll make sure they are appropriate for your system.
Another approach is to limit the capability of water and metal to undergo the chemical reaction of corrosion. We do this via chemicals that remove oxygen from the water, slowing down corrosion, or by implementing a compound that forms a protective film on the surfaces of the system and passivates them.
We can also use equipment such as pH probes, filtration equipment, biocide feeders and shot-feeder systems to ensure clean closed-loop systems.
Cooling Tower Water Treatment in Detroit
We use advanced cooling tower water treatment in Detroit to give your cooling tower optimal, long-term performance. Our team uses a wide variety of chemicals for treating scale, corrosion and biological growth. Our cooling tower treatment is designed to not only protect the cooling tower but also the heat transfer surfaces of chillers, compressors and heat exchange equipment.
Our cooling tower water treatment services for Detroit, Michigan, businesses include:
- Heat exchanger services.
- Custom plans to address contamination issues such as biological growth, scale and rust.
- Reporting and testing on your current system status.
- Regular maintenance at a guaranteed, predictable annual price.
- Cooling tower passivation and treatment application with ISO-certified technicians.
To determine which of our services are the best fit for your company, we conduct a careful analysis of your unique cooling tower and water environment. Certain types of towers can be susceptible to different problems, and the experts at Chardon Labs know just what treatments and chemicals are needed to tackle them.
Once we've identified what your system needs, we'll create a custom treatment plan from a range of solutions, including equipment implementation and chemical additions. We may use equipment such as conductivity controllers and contact headwater meters to manage automated feeds. Other tools include chemical pumps, corrosion coupon racks, various probes and bleed solenoids.
The chemicals we might use in boiler water treatment include corrosion inhibitors, oxidizing and non-oxidizing biocides and pre-treatment and anti-foaming chemicals. They can help with keeping scale and corrosion at bay, as well as microbiological growth and bio-fouling.
HVAC Water Treatment in Detroit
HVAC systems experience high demands in the peak cooling seasons, which is why our HVAC water treatments focus on minimizing corrosion, scale and bacteria growth while also extending the life and boosting the performance of your system. Our team delivers customized treatment solutions, such as corrosion and scale inhibitors, as well as more aggressive treatment, like passivation and comprehensive cleanings to prevent a systemwide contamination.
Legionella Testing Services
One important part of maintaining a water system is being on the lookout for Legionella. This dangerous bacteria thrives in the warm, wet environments in many commercial water systems. Air washers, cooling towers, fountains and much more can be home to Legionella. You can also find it in biofilm and slime that forms on the surface of water.
The danger of Legionella comes from its ability to cause Legionnaire's disease and Pontiac fever, especially among susceptible populations. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) established Standard 188, which outlines risk management steps that certain buildings need to abide by to reach compliance.
According to this standard, building owners need to create a water management plan and conduct frequent, regular testing to ensure their systems are Legionella-free. Unfortunately, these tests can be a little tricky due to the way that Legionella behaves. It multiplies from within an amoeba before exploding into the water supply, meaning it moves from undetectable levels to dangerously high ones quite quickly.
Knowing where and how to test for Legionella is best done by water treatment experts who understand the details of the different species and serogroups.
Buildings that fall under Standard 188 typically support susceptible populations like elderly or ill people, or they have water systems that are vulnerable to Legionella growth. These buildings include those with:
- A centralized hot water heater.
- Inpatient health care.
- More than 10 stories.
- A whirlpool or spa.
- Occupants over the age of 65.
- One or more water features.
- Free chlorine over .5 parts per million.
How Chardon Labs Combats Legionella
In delivering Legionella testing services to businesses in Detroit, Michigan, we work with leading testing facilities to get trustworthy results. Then, our water treatment experts take the necessary steps to protect your system from this hard-to-manage bacteria. We use a variety of testing and control solutions developed according to your unique business needs and water environment.
Control solutions can include chemicals, equipment and maintenance procedures. While biocides and chemicals are often enough to discourage Legionella growth, sometimes we may need to implement more comprehensive solutions involving cleanings, flushing, additional equipment and inspections.
Remember that your system's risk for Legionella growth can change along with your business operations. If you adjust your processes, Chardon Labs can keep up and deliver trusted Legionella management that evolves alongside your business.
In addition to control and monitoring measures, we also offer several other services regarding Legionella:
- Risk assessment
- Implementation assistance
- Water management plan development
- Cooling tower cleaning
In developing water management plans, we conduct comprehensive surveys and risk assessment and offer expert analysis of the results. We'll deliver implementation assistance and provide best practices to use moving forward.
Water Conditions in Detroit
Our service team is well-acquainted with the various types of water quality in the Detroit metro area. The water source for the city of Detroit comes from the Detroit River, which is treated mainly within four different plants within the Detroit and southern Michigan area. The water leaving these plants contains relatively low levels of calcium, with an average of 29.5 parts-per-million (ppm), and alkalinity at an average of 76 ppm. The pH of this water is, on average, around 7.5.
A thorough understanding of these numbers allows us to get more from your water, ultimately lowering your water and energy costs.
Trust Chardon Labs in Detroit
At Chardon Labs, we pride ourselves on being a reliable water treatment company in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to offering comprehensive services that improve and protect your commercial and industrial water systems, we also provide convenient service reports for you to access and review. Plus, we work alongside you to find utility credit programs that can reduce your water, sewer, energy and even chemical costs.
Chardon proudly serves the city of Detroit and surrounding areas. With technical experts in Monroe, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Grand Rapids and Niles, we are well-positioned to serve the entire state of Michigan, and Detroit in particular. We can provide our ISO-certified, commercial and industrial water treatment to your southern Michigan location.
Learn more about our water treatment services by contacting or calling us today!