Living in the community, residents feel very comfortable drinking the water that comes from their faucets. There is also no apparent reason for concern about cooking and bathing in the city water. However, with all of the news articles about alarming water quality, there is no reason to assume that your home’s water is pure and healthy. In addition, even if the city water supply is regularly tested, other factors, like the water lines in your home, could have an impact on the quality of the water that you and your loved ones are consuming every day. The smart and safe choice is an in-home water test to know for sure that your water is safe and healthy.
An Ideal pH Level
We all think of water as a very neutral liquid. It is not believed to be acidic or alkaline. However, that is not really the case. The EPA notes that water suppliers should maintain a pH of between 6.5 and 8.5. This range is not related to any safety factors because of the ph. Instead, this is the range that is found to offer the most pleasant taste and smell. More alkaline water tends to taste and smell foul, while acidic water is often contaminated.
A high mineral content in your water is not unexpected. Over 80% of the households in the country have hard water due to high mineral concentration. And while this is not a health concern for you, it is hard on your plumbing pipes and fixtures. A water softener can correct the hard water to decrease the damage to your plumbing system. Other contaminants that are more concerning when found in drinking water include lead, pesticides, fuel, or other chemicals. When these are detected in your water, it is time to contact your water supplier and stop consuming the water immediately.
Is Your Home The Problem?
If you see tiny dark flakes or particulates in your water, the issue could be your home’s water lines. Older pipes begin to break down as they near the end of their reliability. When this happens, the water running through the pipes becomes contaminated by tiny flecks of rust and metal. In addition to being unhealthy for you, these flecks let you know that your water lines are deteriorating quickly. Unless they are replaced, you are headed to many leaks and issues in the future.
Confirming Other Test Results
When using city water, it is not uncommon for homeowners to rely on the test results provided by the city. It is their responsibility to test and maintain the water quality. And also, they must make the test results available to their customers. However, if you are using water from your own well, it is your responsibility to test and maintain the water quality. An in-home water test is a perfect way to confirm what the water supplier is telling you or ensure that your well water is of the highest quality.
For Your Overall Health
Clean water is essential to your health and well-being. In addition, small children, expectant mothers, and the elderly are very susceptible to health issues resulting from poor quality water or water that has been contaminated. An annual water test is the best way to ensure that you and your loved ones are drinking pure, safe water.
Call (912) 236-3333 to schedule an in-home water test. The Thompson and Thompson experts will explain your water test results. We will also help you decide if a water filtration system or water softener is a good option to correct any issues discovered in your water.