If the water in your home doesn’t taste great or stains your fixtures and clothing, or if your water bill skyrocketed suddenly, it pays to figure out why. Use this advice to improve the quality of the water in your home.
Understanding Your Water Source
The initial step in enhancing your water quality involves knowing your water source.
Municipal water supplies typically undergo treatment with chlorine and other chemicals to eliminate bacteria, viruses and contaminants. However, these treatments may sometimes affect the water’s taste and odor.
Alternatively, well water might contain natural contaminants, including minerals, bacteria and nitrates. Having your water tested will provide you with comprehensive information about your home’s water and help you determine the best approach for improving its quality.
Maintaining Your Plumbing System
Proper maintenance of your home’s plumbing system is essential for preserving water quality.
Regular upkeep, such as checking for leaks, cleaning pipes and ensuring adequate water pressure can help prevent issues like sediment buildup, rust and bacterial growth.
Schedule routine inspections and address any problems promptly to keep your water clean and safe.
Whole House Water Filtration Systems
An effective way to enhance water quality is by installing a whole-house water filtration system.
Remember that low-quality water can affect your family’s health not only in the kitchen but in the bathroom — impacting their hair and skin. These systems filter all the water entering your home, providing clean and safe water for bathing as well as drinking and cooking.
Various whole-house water filtration systems are available, including activated carbon filters, reverse osmosis systems and ultraviolet (UV) purification systems.
Hard water, which contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, can cause multiple issues, including scaling on fixtures and appliances, reduced soap lathering, and dry skin and hair.
Installing a water softener can help alleviate these problems by removing excess minerals from your water supply. If your home has well water, you’ll especially notice the difference when you install a water softener.
Improving your home’s water quality requires a combination of understanding your water source, maintaining your plumbing system and selecting the appropriate filtration and treatment options.
The team at Knight’s Mechanical can guide you through the most effective ways to enhance your home’s water quality and recommend softeners or filtration systems that suit your needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.