Whether you get your water from a private well, a spring or a municipal water supply, one thing remains the same: It probably isn’t as clean as you think it is. All water sources are at risk for contamination, and while your water is likely safe to use, it probably contains numerous contaminants that could pose health risks, damage your home’s plumbing system and decrease the lifespan of appliances like water heaters and washing machines. If you have never had your home’s water tested, now is the time to do so. Why should you test your drinking water? Here are just a few of the many reasons.
What’s Lurking in Your Water?
Despite measures to keep municipal water supplies clean and prevent pollution that could affect springs and wells, most water still contains numerous contaminants. If you haven’t had your water tested recently, you could be drinking some pretty nasty things and not even know it. Some of the most common water contaminants include…
In the past, pipes were commonly made of lead. As these pipes corrode, the material leaches into the water. This heavy metal has a negative impact on every organ in the human body and is especially problematic for young children and pregnant women.
Chlorine is commonly used to help purify water, but it is not entirely safe for human consumption. It bonds to water, and when consumed, it can lead to the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Dissolved minerals cause what is known as “hard water.” While not harmful to your health, hard water makes hair and skin feel dry due to the residue it leaves behind. This residue also builds up in appliances and on fixtures and can decrease their lifespan.
If you haven’t had your water tested recently, there is no better time than now. The sooner you have us test your water, the sooner we can set up a purification and filtration system to help give you and your family the highest quality of water possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.