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4 Reasons to Have Your Water Tested

Posted in Blog | Water Testing on May 9th, 2017 by Hunter Adams

You should never take it for granted that the water in your home is high quality. Contaminated water can lead to problems that affect your health and safety. Consider the following reasons you should have your water tested.

To Protect Your Health

This is the most important reason you should get your water tested. Water that contains coliform bacteria, lead, or other contaminates can make you and your family members sick. Even though water quality guidelines are in place to protect consumers, that isn’t a guarantee that no nasty visitors have sneaked into your home’s water supply. Testing is especially important if you get your water from a well rather than from a public water source.

To Protect Your Pipes

Highly corrosive water can damage the pipes in your home, leading to expensive repairs. Furthermore, if your water contains high levels of calcium salts, these can build up in pipes and block water flow. If your water is discolored or you notice stains under any of your sinks, this can indicate that pipe damage has already occurred.

To Protect the Environment

Contaminated water poses a threat to the ecosystem around your house. It can hurt both plants and animals. Getting your water tested will reveal problems, and then the local authorities will be able to take measures to protect the environment.

To Protect Your Clothes

Hard water, which is water that contains high levels of minerals, reacts with soaps and detergents. Therefore, your clothes will not get as clean when you wash them. You may even notice that the water stains your clothes and makes your towels hard and scratchy.

There are plenty of reasons to get your water tested. Get in touch with MD Mold Testing to have a professional come and inspect the water you’re using. You might be surprised by what you find out.