Many health experts recommend that homeowners who have a private well need to have their water tested in order to make sure that it is suitable to drink. However, even if your household’s water supply has been municipally-treated to meet safe drinking standards, it could be contaminated with impurities that make it undesirable for daily household use.
Hard water is a term used to describe water that has high levels of dissolved minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Historically, hard water tended to be considered safe to drink, but it could cause several problems for homeowners, such as filmy stains on dishes, dingy clothes after laundering, and limescale buildup in plumbing that can lead to the need for costly repairs.
Chlorine in Water
This common disinfectant for treating water allow it to be safe for human consumption. Once the treated water reaches your home, the disinfecting agent will serve as a catalyst, and chlorine will no longer be required. However, it may remain in the water at levels that produce an undesirable smell and taste.
Low or High pH Levels
Water that is too acidic may have a metallic taste that can cause damage of plumbing fixtures. Alkaline water, on the other hand, may have an unpleasant taste such as baking soda. These are some of the possible substances that can cause water quality issues for homeowners. Water testing can also reveal the presence of chemical substances like lead and volatile organic compounds that can affect the safety and quality of your drinking water.
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Even if you think you know what’s in your water, an expert CWP water quality analysis is necessary in order to come up with the appropriate solution to your specific water issues. For instance, a water softener is the best way to deal with hard water, but you will require a water quality assessment to determine what degree of hardness is present in your water so you can pick a suitable solution.
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