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How to Improve Your Water Quality

August 29 / 2020

Are you tired of dealing with hard water? Does your family avoid using tap water because of the strange smell or taste? At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we provide high quality commercial and residential plumbing services in California and Arizona. Our team of certified plumbers take pride in helping our local clients find ways to achieve better quality water, and we want to help you reach the same goal. Here are some tips on how to improve your fresh water supply. Test for Water Quality The first step to improving your water quality, is to become aware of what your existing fresh water contains. If it is already in pristine condition, there will be no need to make changes. However, in today’s modern world, fresh water sources have never been at more risk of contamination from chemicals, metals and other harmful materials. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to purchase a test and be sure that your family is receiving the highest quality water for their daily needs. Boil Water for Short Term Use Boiling water will kill harmful bacteria and parasites. While this method renders contaminated water safe for consumption and household use, it is not the most practical solution. This technique should only be used for short term relief. Invest in a Water Filtration System Filtering your water is the most preferable way to treat your poor-quality water. Many people try to do this with faucet attachments and similar accessories. Unfortunately, this method will only improve water at the faucet, which means you must purchase a device for every single faucet and showerhead in the house. In addition, these filters cannot keep contaminants and harsh minerals from coming through your appliances, where they can affect your clothing, dishes and cookware. When you purchase a reverse osmosis or carbon filtration water treatment system, you can transform the condition of your fresh water throughout your property. Install a Water Softener Water with higher levels of mineral content can often be used for drinking, cooking, bathing and handwashing dishes. However, hard water can negatively impact metal pipes and sewer lines, plumbing fixtures and expensive appliances. A water softener installation will help to remove the excess minerals, thereby extending the longevity and dependability of your investments. Maintain Your Plumbing System In many cases, bad quality water is caused by mistakes made at the water plant, human created pollution or naturally occurring environmental contaminants in well water. But it is important to keep in mind that property owners can still cause harmful bacteria or chemicals to enter their fresh water supply due to neglect of their plumbing system. Sewer line leaks, irresponsible use of drain cleaners and other unchecked plumbing issues can corrupt an otherwise healthy water source. Keep your pipes and fixtures safe and clean by investing in routine inspections, leak detection services, professional drain cleaning and plumbing repairs as needed. Do You Need a Water Softener or Water Filtration System Installation? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing Are you fed up with your poor-quality water? Get help from the experts at Rooter Hero Plumbing today. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are always ready to put their tools and training to work for your home or business. Contact our office to learn more details about our wide variety of commercial and residential plumbing services or to schedule a convenient appointment with an experienced plumber in your California or Arizona neighborhood.