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Reasons Why You Should Test Your Drinking Water

Drinking water is an essential part of staying alive. We need it to hydrate our bodies, flush out toxins, and maintain our electrolyte balance. Without it, we’d be in trouble fast. But what if the water you’re drinking isn’t safe to drink? At Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we enjoy helping our customers improve the safety and reliability of their plumbing systems. It's tough to tell what’s going on with your local water supply, but it’s important to stay informed about what’s going into your body so that you can make informed decisions about what you’re drinking every day. Water testing is the first step to ensuring the health and well-being of yourself and your loved ones.

Common Contaminants Found in Drinking Water

In the United States, we are constantly bombarded with information about what we should and shouldn’t be eating. But when it comes to drinking water, there are several common contaminants that you might not know about. These may include excessive amounts of minerals, chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, bacteria, or parasites. Here are a few examples of the kinds of contaminants that can sometimes be found in water supplies according to the EPA:

  • Coli
  • Giardia
  • Legionella
  • Arsenic
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Chlorine
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nitrite

Benefits of Water Testing

If you’re concerned about the quality of your water, then it’s important to be proactive. Water testing can help you determine if the water in your fresh water supply is safe for drinking and cooking. It can also help you identify whether you have hard water, which can cause issues with your pipes, fixtures, and household appliances. While basic tests are easy to find at your local hardware store, they aren’t all created equal. Advanced tests can provide a lot more information and are worth the investment.

How to Improve the Quality of Your Drinking Water

Did you get a water test and find out that your supply is so great? A whole home water purification system will remove many of the most common contaminants from your tap water so that it’s safe for human consumption. It also reduces chlorine taste and odor. A whole home system will filter all the water in your home at once. This includes the water used for showering, bathing, laundry, and dishwashing. There are many different whole-house filters on the market today, from carbon filters to reverse osmosis systems, and they all come with their own advantages and disadvantages. An experienced plumber can help you determine which options will work best for your needs.

Do You Need a Water Filter Installation or Plumbing Repair Service?

If you’re concerned about your drinking water, call Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air today. A qualified plumber can help you test your water and install a whole home water filtration system that will make sure your family or business has access to clean, safe drinking water. Speak with our friendly staff if you have any questions or are ready to schedule a time for your next filtration system installation or plumbing repair service.

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