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How Clean Is Your Tap Water?

tap water from sink

It’s no secret that clean water is vital to our health and comfort. What many homeowners may not know, however, is that their tap water is not as clean as they may think. You see, tap water can contain a variety of contaminants that can be harmful to your health and cause problems to plumbing pipes, faucets and fixtures, and water-using appliances.

So, what’s the good news? A water filtration system is an effective and efficient way to remove impurities and contaminants, leaving behind the clean, refreshing water you deserve.

Read on as we share some of the most common signs that your home may benefit from a water filtration system.

Bad Tasting Water

Minerals and contaminants found in drinking water can leave a bad taste in your mouth – literally. A chlorine taste is usually the result of chemical disinfectants that are added to public water supplies. A metallic taste is likely due to a high concentration of metals like iron, zinc, and manganese. And if your water tastes earthy or moldy, it could be due to an algae bloom in the water source. If your home’s drinking water tastes less than satisfactory, have it tested for impurities and consider installing a water softener, filter, or both.

Bad Smelling Water

Not only is odd smelling water dreadfully unappealing, but it can also indicate the presence of contaminants that can make you sick. For example, a rotten egg smell may mean that the water contains a high amount of sulfur which can irritate the eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system.

Discolored Water

If the water coming out of your faucet is anything but crystal-clear, it’s sure sign of contamination to some degree. If your tap water has tints of brown or red, or has tiny bits floating in it, you should get your water tested right away.

Old House

If your house was built before 1986, it may still be equipped with lead plumbing pipes. Why is this a problem? Lead is a toxic metal and exposure to it can lead to lead poisoning. Over time, the lead in pipes and fixtures can corrode and mix in the water supply. Lead can have harmful effects on your health and is especially dangerous for young children and pregnant women.

Residue and Stains

In some instances, water can leave residue on just-washed dishes and stains on laundry, sinks, and bathtubs. While these stains aren’t usually a sign of a health risk, they might make your household chores more time-consuming and costly.

Appliance Breakdowns

Excess minerals in water can corrode pipes and components in water-using appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and ice makers. If you’re experiencing more frequent appliance breakdowns, or if they simply aren’t holding up as long as expected, it may be a good idea to have your water tested.

Frequent Plumbing Problems

Mineral build-up can damage pipes and fixtures, resulting in frequent clogs and leaks. Plus, excess mineral deposits found in hard water can accumulate inside pipes over time, reducing water pressure.

Can Your Home Benefit from Water Filtration?

If you’re experiencing one or more of the above scenarios, contact Blau Sudden Service to make your water quality woes disappear. We’ll start by testing your water to determine the most appropriate water filtration solution for your needs and budget. Whether it’s single-source or a whole-house system, we’ll see to it that you drink, clean, and cook with the cleanest, purist water possible. Contact us today to schedule a water quality analysis and new system proposal.