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 Water quality testing and treatment

Water quality testing and treatment

Do you have difficulties with the water in your home? Does your tap water taste off or have a terrible odor? Do your household fixtures have blue and green or brown and black staining? Do your clothes ever come out of the laundry with orange and brown stains? Some families live day to day with rotten-egg or swimming pool smells from water sources, or have sediment and calcium build up on faucets and fixtures. Water quality problems can be solved. It's a quality of life issue that you don't have to live with and if you don't test your well annually, it's a safety issue as well. 

All of the above are symptoms of low water quality and could be indicators of even worse issues in your homes water supply. Arsenic is an odorless and tasteless semi-metal element that is detected in 20% of New England homes. This can create potentially dangerous situations for anyone drinking or using the water in your home, whether you are using wells or the cities water supply. Contaminants can flow into the water supply in runoff from rain, sleet or snow, seeping through the ground and into your water supply.  Over 89% of water supply systems drawing from water found underground with rock, sand, and gravel contaminants of some sort.

Steps can be taken to solve these problems and keep your family safe;
•    First, have a professional test your water supply annually. This will enable you find out the quality of your water and just what you may be drinking.
•    Second, if you do find that your water supply has an issue, consider protecting your family by installing a whole house water filtration system.
•    Third, Stay on top of the science by keeping up to date with information from the Department of Environmental Services.

One of the clear benefits of a whole house water filtration system is that it provides cleaner tasting water without the expense and inconvenience of bottled water, however, that is far from the only benefit. City water systems use chlorine. Installing a whole house water filtration system can reduce that swimming pool taste. It also stops chlorine from getting into your bath and shower which can have benefits for your skin and hair.