Why should I test my water at home?
It is always a wise option to get your home’s water tested before you start drinking or utilizing it. Contaminated water causes harm to both your body and your home, and when we consume such water daily, it can cause long-term issues. Many people suffer health issues because they unknowingly drink contaminated water.
Testing your water is the best possible way to save yourself from any harm caused by common contaminates in your water. It will give you an idea of how safe your water is, and what actions you can take to improve it. Here are some reasons you may want to consider testing your home’s water:
- Most water contaminants have no smell, taste, or color, so you may not notice water contamination by observing or smelling it; professional water testing is the best possible solution for catching such contaminants.
- Plumbing material can sometimes pollute your water. Copper, lead, and plastic are often found in water, which makes it less healthy. Consuming such water can cause adverse reactions to your body and home appliances.
- Tap and well water may contain biological pollutants such as algae bloom, coliform, E. Coli, Giardia, and Nitrates. These contaminants can cause intestinal and digestive illness, reproductive disorders, and nervous system maladies.
- Your peace of mind is worth it. When you are sure that your drinking water is clean, then you will be less worried about your family’s health.
Another question that might be in your head is that when should I get my water tested?
When to Test your Water?
It is suggested by the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) that you should get your water tested once per year. If you experience some of the symptoms listed below, you may want to test your water more frequently:
Stomach & Digestive Problem
Contaminated water can play a significant role in your digestive and stomach problems. The food we eat also contributes a lot to such issues, but common water contaminates could be the root cause if you have any kind of recurring digestive or stomach issues.
Smelly, cloudy, frothy water
If any of these appear in your water, then you must get a water test immediately. Smelly, bubbly, or cloudy water is caused by several contaminants, which can be harmful to your body.
If you live in an older home, then your plumbing system might be old as well. These old systems cause the mixing of copper and lead in water through pipes. Copper and lead are two very harmful substances that can cause serious harm to your health.
Rusty or Red stains on your Sink & Clothing
If you see such stains after washing your clothes with water or on your sink, then your water is most likely contaminated, and you must get it professionally tested.
Is it possible to test your water at home?
Yes, you can use a home water test, but the results will not be as accurate or thorough as a professional water test. Here is how you can test your drinking water at home:
What should I do next?
To help sustain the life of your household appliances, leave your water problem-solving to a Culligan Water Expert. They’ll visit your home to evaluate your water and uncover any contaminants that may be within it. Best of all, they’ll provide a customized solution that treats the problem at the source so you’ll never worry about the quality of your water again. It’s a win for you and your home. Schedule a free in-home water test today!