What’s in My Water?

Published on: February 9, 2024

What’s in My Water?

Have you ever turned on your tap and stopped to wonder about the quality of your water? Tap water contains various minerals, fluoride, and a bit of salt. These are generally good for you, but not always good for your pipes. Let’s take a closer look!

  • Minerals: Calcium and magnesium are common in tap water. While they’re good for us, they can make your water hard, impacting your pipes and fish tanks.
  • Chlorine: Often added in for disinfection, it can start to affect the taste and smell of your water.
  • Lead: Have you had your pipes inspected recently? Older pipes are at risk of leaching lead, which is harmful for your health.
  • Fluoride: Most public water systems add fluoride to help protect teeth from rot and decay. The EPA guides the amount to ensure it remains safe.
  • Pesticides & Organic Compounds: Run off during rain can guide harmful chemicals into the water supply.

Does this mean you should be worried? If you notice odd tastes, smells, or coloration, then yes! Here’s what our experts suggest:

  • Test Your Water: Whether you use an at-home kit or call in our help, you can test your water for certain contaminants.
  • Filter Solutions: Filtering systems and water softeners can help ensure your water is healthy and put you at ease.
  • Professional Advice: You can always contact Drain Wizard for a comprehensive analysis and solutions tailored to your home.

Clean water is important to a healthy, happy home. If you aren’t sure about your water’s quality, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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