Water Testing: Should I Get My Water Tested?

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You depend upon your tap water to deliver potable water to the various appliances and faucets in your home. But if you draw from municipal water or from a groundwater well on your property, your water may contain traces of pollutants and minerals, which may have adverse effects on your health as well as your plumbing. A comprehensive water test can tell you exactly what’s in your water and whether you need to make any adjustments, repairs or replacements in your plumbing and water supply. Water softeners, new water lines, and water treatment systems may all be options for poor water quality. The first step to fresh and clean water is knowing what’s in your water. For water testing in Andover, MN, call Air Mechanical today! Here are some signs that you may want to have your water tested:
  • Bad smell or strong taste. While they are not infallible, our senses can tell us a lot about our water. Bad smell or taste is often a sign that there is a contaminant in your water. It may be a pH imbalance, increased salinity in your water, or the traces of chlorine or some other contaminant. If your supply piping is made out of iron or lead, these minerals can leach into your system and cause pollution.
  • Illness. If you, your family members, or your pet falls suddenly ill, and you all share the same water supply, you may want to have your water supply tested. While there are a number of factors involved in illness, contamination can be ruled out by a water test.
  • Old pipes. If your home has older plumbing made from lead or iron, it may be at risk of contamination. As these pipes get old, their insides begin to deteriorate, which can release metallic fragments in your water supply.
  • Hard water. Hard water is the name for water with high calcium and magnesium content. While it’s not typically harmful to humans, it can do serious damage to your plumbing and water heater.
Water testing is a great way to make sure that the water you drink and use in your home is safe for you and your family. For water testing in Andover, MN, call Air Mechanical!

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