Have you ever wondered what exactly is in your water supply? Considering just how important water is to maintaining a healthy life, it is a fair question to ask, though the answers are not always so pretty. It is therefore very important that you regularly run a water diagnosis on your drinking supply. You could otherwise be making yourself susceptible to disease and other ill effects. Before starting a treatment plan, however, you should learn as much about the process as possible.
What Is Water Diagnosis?
There are many possible issues to keep in mind when trying to determine if your water is clean or not. This is exactly what a water diagnosis is meant to solve. From industrial chemicals and byproducts to inorganic material and disease, the list of possible contaminants is long, and you should regularly check your water to make sure nothing has gotten into the supply.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that homeowners with private well water have their supply tested about once a year. For those on public systems, however, it is more a question of homeowner preference. Often this decision is based on a number of potential warning signs that you might notice in the water.
Potential Warning Signs
The following is an abbreviated list of potential warning signs you might notice in your water supply. Should you observe any of these, run a water diagnosis as soon as possible.
- Hard Water: If you notice scum buildup on faucets and fixtures, you might have a hard water supply due to the presence of calcium and magnesium. This is easy to spot in sinks and showers.
- Bacteria and Algae: If the water smells a little moldy, there likely are microscopic colonies of bacteria and algae in the supply. Although many are relatively benign, some can cause disease and possibly even death.
- Dirt: Otherwise known as turbidity, when dirt and other solids get into the water supply, the water itself will turn cloudy or milky white. Over time this water can clog drains and pipes in addition to carrying bacteria.
- Hydrogen Sulfide: Water that smells like rotten eggs likely contains hydrogen sulfide. Resulting largely from underground oil deposits, this water can corrode your plumbing and discolor silverware.
- Chlorine: Anytime your drinking water smells like your swimming pool, you have a problem. Chlorine is used in many household disinfectants, and it poses many health risks. Those with sensitive skin or are suffering from eczema should avoid chlorine water, as it can irritate the skin and even lead to dry eyes.
Run a Water Diagnosis with EcoWater Systems
Running a water diagnosis is not as difficult as you might think. In fact, with the professional team at EcoWater Systems, it is very easy. It starts by getting in touch with one of our representatives and learning more about how a diagnostic test could help you. We can then schedule an appointment.
The ultimate goal is to provide you with a water supply free of any contaminants and safe for the whole family, so we look forward to hearing from you soon!