Unsure of your water quality? Many water pollutant problems are invisible to the naked eye. You might not even notice you have hard or contaminated water until it’s too late – by the time you discover a problem, you may be dealing with failed plumbing equipment, a nasty stomach virus, or potentially even worse.
So don’t wait until it’s too late – you can know what’s in your water now by scheduling water testing from the water treatment experts!
If you don’t know the water quality in your home, contact Dial One Johnson Plumbing to, Heating & Air Conditioningday. Our water testing technicians will diagnose and demonstrate any and all of your water quality needs. We make it simple to get the knowledge you need to start living better with clean, dependable, and delicious water straight from your kitchen sink.
The Importance of Water Testing
Whether your water comes from a private well or a city reservoir, understanding your water quality is critically important. All of the following issues can be affecting your drinking water without changing the appearance of the tap:
- Harmful pH Level – When the pH level of your drinking water is above or below the ideal standard, your water is more likely to damage pipes.
- E. Coli & Other Bacteria – City water is chlorinated to prevent stomach viruses and pathogens from spreading, but many strains have become more resilient and even more dangerous. These organisms may be microscopic, but they pack a heavy punch!
- Undesired Minerals – You’ll probably notice the effects of water hardness on your home – constant leaks, itchy skin, scale-buildup, etc. – but the calcium and magnesium in the water itself will not be visible.
- Pesticides & Herbicides – What happens to fertilizers and other lawn care products after they’re put down? They don’t biodegrade, so usually they wind-up being carried away when it rains to the nearest body of water, typically a local reservoir.
The list goes on and on.
Here’s what you should ultimately take away from this information: the water in your home often sits in stagnant reservoirs, is stored in facilities, and is filtered through soil before arriving at your home. When it comes to water quality, it is always better to be safe than sorry!
Request a Water Test Today!
If you have not had your water tested recently or you are concerned that there might be a problem, here are reasons to act now:
- Buying a New Home – Always have the water in a new home tested for bacteria, lead, iron, nitrates, sulphates, pH balance, and other issues that might cause health problems or structural damage before you move in!
- Lead Issues – If you know for a fact that your home contains old lead pipes, have the water tested regularly. Ideally you should have your lead pipes replaced, but until that happens, make sure all lead is removed from water before drinking or washing by anyone in your family.
- Illness – If there is unexplained illness in your family, especially stomach related illnesses, it may be because of excess bacteria or nitrates in your water.
- Stains and Corrosion – Any time the water in your home causes excess stains or corrosion in your fixtures, you should test for high iron and manganite levels in your water. Other metals may also be in the water such as zinc or copper.
- Odd Smell or Taste – If you notice a strange taste or smell in your water, you should have your water tested for pH imbalance, excess sodium, or high levels of metals.
Call Dial One Johnson for water testing service today!