It’s estimated that 90% or more home water supplies are contaminated to some extent. And now for the good news: the degree of contamination in most homes is not enough to negatively impact your healthy or plumbing fixtures and pipes.
But let’s say you have a water quality issue more serious than the norm. Quite often they are easy to detect thus leading to a prompt and long-term solution.
Here are just a few examples:
Odd Taste – Are your taste buds trying to tell you something? Pay attention. If your tap water has a slight metallic, bitter, or oily taste, consider purchasing a water filter.
Chlorine Odor – Chlorine is commonly added to public water supplies to remove harmful bacteria and microorganisms. While chlorine is not typically present in dangerous amounts, it can make your tap water smell a bit like a swimming pool. This chemical also removes beneficial bacteria like yeast, which can make baked goods go flat.
Rotten Egg Smell – If your water is giving off a rotten egg scent, you have a higher-than-normal concentration of sulfur.
Low Water Pressure – Several factors can bring about low water pressure, including internal pipe corrosion. Pipes can corrode for several reasons, including old age – hard water is another common cause. Hard water is caused by high levels of calcium and magnesium mineral content. As sediment builds inside your pipes, it starts to form an obstacle – one that only gets bigger over time. That’s what leads to restricted water flow and low water pressure.
Spots and Stains – Hard water can cause several other problems. Among these are spots and stains on your plumbing fixtures, spots on your glasses after running the dishwasher, reduced sudsing action in the washing machine, white scaly deposits on your shower door, and so on.
Cloudy Water – Several harmless compounds can cloud up your water, even if just for a few seconds. However, if the cloudiness persists, it could be from bacterial contamination.
Are any of these water quality issues evident in your home? If so, contact Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today for a water quality analysis. If we determine that you have water quality issues that should be addressed, we’ll recommend the best way to purify your home water supply – for good.