Water quality is a concern for most homeowners, particularly those who get their water from a well. But whether yours come from nearby or from a municipal water line, it’s critical that you know exactly what’s in it. One of the key indicators of a water quality issue is the taste of the water. If you find yourself scowling every time you take a sip, then you may want to consider what your options are for water treatment.
Begin with a Water Test
There’s no sense in attempting to find a solution without knowing the problem. First things first: have your water evaluated with a professional test so that you have the information you need to make a decision. While bad taste may mean something, it doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily harmful. You’ll also want a water treatment specialist on hand to interpret that information for you.
Is It Hard Water?
Hard water is water full of calcium, magnesium, and a number of other trace minerals. Minerals deposits result in a colored tint on drains, showerheads, and bathtubs. If you see that in your home, then you’ve probably got hard water (most people do). But the next question is whether it’s a problem for you. While not necessarily harmful, it can result in significant damage to your plumbing pipes over time. Pipe replacement and whole-house repiping are costly, so investing in a water softener makes a lot of sense.
Are There Contaminants?
A water test should give you some sense of whether your water is contaminated, either by unwanted chemicals or excessive iron or other minerals. If so, then investing in a water purification system or water filtration unit is your best bet. Whole-house systems are best so that you never have to worry about using the water in any part of your home.
To schedule an appointment for a water test or to learn more about the water treatment systems on offer in the Scottsdale area, call The Trusted Plumber.