Our plumbing experts know how to properly assess your home’s water quality, listen to your concerns, and recommend the best solutions to improve the quality of your water. Our water quality analysis will identify problems such as hard water, chlorine, and total dissolved solids (TDS). We test for:
Are you ready to find out what’s in your water?
Water hardness is the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water — hard water is high in both calcium and magnesium. The reason you can feel the difference on your skin is because soap reacts with the calcium to form soap scum. This results in the need for more soap or detergent to get things clean. And that’s where the term “hardness” came from… it’s hard to wash in.
Hard water can cause problems in your home, such as:
Have you noticed any of the above signs of hard water? A water quality analysis can tell you if you have a hard water problem. Hard water is only one of the things that the water quality analysis can reveal. Our water quality expert can visit your home and analyze your water for only $17.
We have relied on chlorine to purify our water and kill undesired microorganisms, and it has done a good job for over 100 years. But there are some drawbacks to using chlorine.
There are numerous health concerns related to chlorinated water that you can learn about here.
The above article poses the question, “Do you know what happens when you put chlorine into a fish bowl?” Ultimately, the answer is that all of the fish will die. That is why fish tanks come with a de-chlorinator. So then, why are we drinking and showering in chlorinated water?
Chlorine treatment does not completely ensure the faucets in our home provide drinking water that is free of unwanted microorganisms. Bacteria e-coli can still occasionally be found in chlorinated tap water. Chlorine treatment doesn’t guarantee safe drinking water.
To find out more about what’s in your water, have our water quality expert visit your home and analyze your water. Chlorine is only one of the things that the water quality analysis can reveal.
A build-up of iron and manganese sulfides is the top cause of water stains on fixtures and clothes. When these mix with sulfates, they create sulfides which create a sulfuric smell.
A water quality analysis consists of tests to indicate the presence of harmful contaminants in your water.
Tap water quality depends on the state - and city - you live in. You should check your local city and state government sites to see if your tap water is safe to drink and cook with.
Soft water can remove calcium and magnesium in hard water. Calcium and magnesium can cause problems in your home, such as itchy skin, white filmed glasses, and dishes, clothes feeling stiff or harsh, etc.
Yes. The calcium salts that build up in your scalp can cause dryness and flaking. Hard water can also make your skin feel dry and itchy.
You can remove hard water deposits by applying vinegar to the surface and scrubbing with a sponge. Make sure the sponge isn’t made of a material that could scratch the finish.
Indicators of hard water in your home include white scaling on faucets, soap scum on tubs and sinks, mineral residue left on dishes and glasses.
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