Water is essential to living a healthy life. Professionals recommend drinking around three liters of water a day, but something many people overlook is the quality of their water itself. When pollutants remain in your pipes, you and your family are drinking contaminated water. Fortunately, there are many solutions to the problem of contaminated or poor-quality water.
What Causes Poor Quality or Contaminated Water?
There are many factors that can cause pollution in your water. One common problem is the pipes your water travels through. Older homes have pipes made from copper or lead with joints that have been soldered. This leaves them vulnerable for pollutants to begin to bleed into your water supply.
In some cases, public water lines have been contaminated with lead, essentially poisoning the community. Many underground water sources are more vulnerable to contamination and pollution as well.
What Can Be Done?
A quick and easy solution for this problem is to buy a third-party filter. Many brands offer quality pitcher-style water filters that safely regulate the levels of contaminants in the water you drink. This is a common and effective solution for many Americans aspiring to improve the quality of their water. This is a relatively easy fix, but it must be maintained with replacement filters every couple of months.
Another solution to this problem is to contact professionals who can provide water treatment services to improve your quality of water. When you’re looking for a more permanent solution, however, consult a professional about water testing, pipe replacement, and filter installation. Purchasing a pitcher-style filter is a good choice, but having to purchase new filters is an ongoing expense. Even updating the pipes in your home can provide more lasting solutions that don’t require as much upkeep.
When you’re looking for someone to give you the best information on your water and how to improve the quality of your water, contact us at D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC today.