Do You Have Healthy and Safe Drinking Water?
Water quality has been a common topic in many media news outlets lately. We have heard about cities with poor water quality leading to illness. We have heard about water levels being below minimum safety standards being provided to city residents. All of these news stories have made many worry about the quality of their own drinking water. Water is an important part of our daily functioning. We use it for so many purposes, including washing, cooking, cleaning and drinking. In fact, water makes up about two thirds of who we are and it influences 100% of the processes in our body. A lack of quality water can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can lead to a variety of health concerns. It is important to have an abundance of quality drinking water at all times.
Most people who are on city water expect that they are paying for healthy and quality water. Although federal regulations set minimum standards for water quality, these standards are not always met. The water is not tested regularly enough to notice these below standard water sources. Additionally, the standards may be set so low that your water source is meeting regulations, but yet it is still not safe and healthy for you and your family to consume.
Water testing kits have become popular over the last few months. People are curious about the quality of their drinking water, especially the water they are paying for. Water testing kits provide homeowners with a detailed study of what is in their water. Homeowners who test may be surprised at the results. They may find that their water source meets all of the minimum federal regulations, but that there are still many contaminants in the water source. Reverse osmosis and chlorine removal are often used to improve water quality levels.
Water testing kits may test things like water chlorine levels, iron levels and hard water levels. Hard water is one of the common things you may find in your water source. There are generally not any safety concerns for the consumption of hard water at low levels, but it can be difficult to clean with hard water. A water softener or the process of reverse osmosis can help with homes that have a lot of hard water. Hardness is measured in grains per gallon as calcium carbonate, 1 grain equals 17.1 milligrams per liter. Even if you do not live in the very hard or extremely hard water zones, you may start to see the effects of hard water at around 7 grains of hardness. A whole house filtration system can also be installed to provide reverse osmosis of the entire home. Reverse osmosis can provide your entire home and all of its water sources with drinking water Chandler filtration.
Some homeowners may find that their water levels do not even meet minimum standards of water quality. If this is the case, it is important to save the test. Sometimes a second test can help determine how accurate the first one was. If the test is not used with the appropriate amount of water or if the water sits for too long, it may be inaccurate. However, if there is concern or if a second test shows the same water levels below the minimum levels, the water should be tested by a professional. It is important to have safe and healthy drinking water sources.
There has been a lot of media coverage lately about the quality of different cities water quality. We function on water and we use it for so many daily purposes, so it is important to have access to clean and healthy water sources. Any homeowner who wants to test their home?s water can use a testing kit. The testing kit will test for various contaminants, including iron, water hardness and lead. Things like reverse osmosis can be done for water that is too hard, but does not violate any minimum standards. If there is still concern after a water test is done, it is important to have a professional test the water source.