Why Should I Test My Water?
Health experts say homeowners who receive water from a private well should have their water tested annually to make sure it’s safe to drink. However, even if your home depends on a municipal water supply that’s treated to meet safe drinking standards, your water may contain impurities that make it less than desirable for household use. A reliable water quality analysis is required to identify problematic characteristics such as:
“Hard water” is a term used to describe water that contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals, typically calcium and magnesium. While hard water is safe to drink, it can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. These include filmy stains on dishes, dingy clothes after laundering, and limescale buildup in plumbing that can eventually lead to the need for costly repairs.
This is a common disinfectant used by municipalities to treat water so that it is safe for human consumption. Once the treated water reaches your home, the disinfectant’s job is done and the chlorine is no longer needed. However, it may linger in your water at levels that cause an unpleasant taste and odor.
Low or High pH Levels
Water that is too acidic may have a metallic taste and can also cause corrosion of plumbing fixtures. Alkaline water, on the other hand, can have an unpleasant taste like baking soda.
These are only a few of the impurities that can cause water quality problems for homeowners. Water testing can also reveal the presence of contaminants like lead and volatile organic compounds that can affect the safety of your drinking water.
Complimentary Water Testing from RainSoft
Even if you think you know what’s in your water, an expert water quality analysis is necessary to determine the ideal solution to your specific water woes. For example, a water softener is the best way to address hard water, but you’ll need a water test to determine the level of hardness in your water so you can choose an effective solution.
Fortunately, RainSoft offers complimentary in-home water testing for homeowners who wish to find out precisely what’s in their water and what they can do to make it better. We’ve been helping homeowners enjoy better water since 1953, and we’re sure to have the ideal solution to meet your needs. Contact RainSoft today to schedule a water test at your home.