Contaminants of all kinds can creep into your water supply, causing damage to your health and your home. With a water purification system, you are able to filter out these harmful materials and protect what matters. There are several signs to look for to determine if your water needs to be filtered. If you notice any one of them, you should contact us at Reynolds Purified Water and we can do a test and install a home filtration system.
Although it is estimated that more than 15 million households in America get their water from private wells, the EPA does not regulate the majority of these water supplies. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to have well water tested to ensure that their drinking water is safe. As such, it is wise to be familiar with the different water contaminants that can pose a threat, as well as the origin of these substances.
There is a long list of water contaminants that the EPA considers potentially harmful. Standards are enforced through the Safe Drinking Water Act and public water systems are tested at regular intervals, but there may be times when you question the safety of your drinking water and want to test it yourself. Conversely, if your water comes from a well, ensuring the safety of your drinking water is your responsibility. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various contaminants and their causes and effects so you can decide when water testing might be prudent and whether water purification should be considered.
The water in your home can be classified as either hard or soft, but what does this mean for your home and family? Generally speaking, hard water means you have dissolved minerals present that are above the level of at least 60 mg/L, usually consisting of calcium and magnesium, and hardness above this level can be further categorized from moderately hard to very hard. While water that is classified as hard is not detrimental to your family’s health, the excessive presence of minerals can cause some unpleasant consequences which might lead you to consider water purification. Water testing can determine the actual mineral content, but you can probably tell a lot just by the way water behaves in your home.
So, why is it so important to test your water? Well, water is one of the most vital things that we consume, which means that the quality should always be up to par. However there are several things you should know about where your water comes from, how the quality is regulated, and when it’s your responsibility to get it tested.