Clean drinking water is important for everyone. Whether you live in Madagascar or Massachusetts, you depend on a safe source of water without contaminants that could make you sick. Water supplies are necessary for every home. Understanding more about your water supply and how to detect any problems before they affect your home and health are important.
This quick checklist can help identify any signs your water may have a problem.
Testing meters and gauges will give you specific results, but there are some signs you can use to check your water quality at home. You might have a problem if you answer yes to any of these questions.
Answering yes to any of the questions above may indicate that you have hard water.
Hard Water contains dissolved solids of Calcium and Magnesium along with other trace elements. Soap won’t easily lather in hard water, which means that you’ll have to give up that bubble bath and your clothes may not get clean in the wash either. Pipes and hot water heaters will experience scaling from the minerals in hard water. You can see evidence of scaling in white or mineralized residues left behind after your water drains. These minerals can cause problems with laundry, in the kitchen and in the bathroom.
Professionals can test your water to tell how severe the problem is. The more grains and particulates found in the water, the “harder” it will be.
The government classifies water hardness as follows (measured in grains per gallon):
While lesser levels of particulates may not need treatment, hard water should be treated for the health of your home, business, and family. In addition to hard water, your water system may contain additional contaminants, including chemicals.
Water Boys Systems can test for 22 different water contaminants. Some of the most common contaminants include: