Why You Should Test Your Well Water Regularly
The safety of your home’s water is one of the most important things you should concern yourself with. The quality of your water can directly tie into the health of your family as you continue to drink water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and other household uses.
As a result, it becomes essential to test the quality of your home’s water even if you don’t see, feel, or taste something wrong with it, especially if your home has a well water system.
Common Issues with Well Water Systems
Private wells source water from groundwater, which means that as precipitation passes through the soil, rocks and minerals can accumulate as well and contaminate the water. Additionally, substances can enter the watery supply through the pipes and plumbing too,
This can change the way the water tastes, smells, or even how it looks. It can also make the water time, which over time can cause a lot of damage to the plumbing fixtures, leave spots on dishes or clothes, and even make your skin or hair dryer.
But, these are all things that you can notice sooner or later. There are a variety of other important issues that will only become clear through testing:
- Volatile organic compounds
- pH levels
- Nitrates, etc.
It’s a good idea to test the water if you notice any changes, or if you’ve made repairs or changes to the plumbing system.
How Can You Test Your Well Water?
There are several easy in-home water testing solutions, but the best way to approach the process is through a dedicated professional who will also know what to look for. Water testing requires a laboratory analysis of the sample to determine whether the water is contaminated, as well as the extent of the contamination.
Based on the results, you might need to make certain changes to your home water system in order to restore the quality of your water and prevent it from getting contaminated again down the line. If you need help in this department, we at Ising’s Culligan of Stockton offer a free in-home water test which is performed by a licensed Culligan water expert.
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Ising’s Culligan of Stockton does far more than water testing. We can help you make the best choices to improve your home’s water systems.
To find out more, use this online contact form or call us directly at 209-690-0007.
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