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.
A whole house water filtration system lowers the amount of sediment in your water, thus reducing damage to plumbing, appliances and it helps eliminate rust stains on laundry. Having a whole house water filtration system can significantly reduce maintenance costs, to the extent that it can pay for itself with its savings. Your bathroom and kitchen fixtures will last longer and be less prone to trouble, and your washing machine, dishwasher, and refrigerator are less apt to fail due to corroded parts or sediment build up. A whole house water filtration system protects all sources of water within the home because it's connected directly to your water supply and works with homes which receive their water from well sources as well as city water. Compared to the alternatives, it's a trouble-free and inexpensive way of protecting your family.
If you are interested in learning more contact a Skillings and Sons, Inc. representative to schedule a water supply test and to learn the options for filtration systems in your home.