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How Safe Is Your Home's Water?

How Safe Is Your Home's Water?
May 23, 2021

How Safe Is Your Home's Water?

You can go days or even weeks without eating, but a few days of dehydration can be fatal. Dehydration is not the only thing to be worried about. Contaminated water can be worse than no water. Microbes, lead, radon, arsenic, and pesticides are just some of the pollutants and contaminants that can threaten your and your loved ones’ well-being and lives. These threats are a lot more common than you might think, but luckily there are solutions. How safe is your home’s water? Mr. Rooter Plumbing can perform an inspection to find out and make the necessary adjustments to make sure your water source is harmless.

Who Might Need A Water Filtration System?

It is a good idea to have your water source occasionally inspected to make sure it is clean and safe. There are some situations that make contaminated water a bigger possibility. For example, if

  • Your water supply is near a septic system,
  • Your home’s plumbing system is old,
  • You live near areas of intensive farming,
  • Your water tastes “funky” or salty,
  • There was a chemical or fuel spill near your water supply,

Then it is probably time to call your local health department or a state-certified laboratory to have your water source inspected. The Environmental Protection Agency website has resources. Mr. Rooter Plumbing also offers some water testing services.

Some Water Filtration System Options

There are countless water filtration products on the market with some that can be installed on an individual faucet and others that can be installed at the point where water enters the building. Here are some common water filtration system options:

  • The most basic option is a pitcher that comes with a filter cartridge. This inexpensive option is labor intensive and not recommended for homes that go through a lot of drinking water daily.
  • You can also have a filter installed on the faucet itself. Be sure to understand the type of faucet you have because not every faucet works with faucet-mounted filters.
  • A more sophisticated filter for individual points in the home is that which is installed under the sink. These use cartridges that trap chemicals, metals, and other contaminants.
  • If you want a comprehensive option, then opt for a whole house water treatment system. These systems treat all of the water entering the home and are convenient and effective. We recommend whole house water treatment systems for homes that are on a well water system.

Of course, each of these types of filters have varying levels of effectiveness and special features. Some might use ion exchange filter systems, for example, while others use reverse osmosis.

Ready to Protect Your Drinking Water?

If you are ready to install a water filtration system, then give Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta a call and consult with one of our friendly representatives. We can have a qualified plumber dispatched to your location, evaluate your property, and get started on the installation today or on a day that suits the schedules.