FAQ: Why is Water Testing So Important?

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It can be easy to assume that the water produced from your home is safe to drink, but the unfortunate reality is that this isn’t always the case. Whether your home is supplied by well water, or by municipally supplied water, you should be testing your water regularly! Testing at least once a year is a best practice, and will ensure that the water you use in your home is safe. Below, we cover why testing is so important, and the positive results you’ll receive.

 

Safety

This is the most important reason why you should be testing your water. You may assume that your water is safe to drink, but you won’t know for sure until you test. Plenty of contaminants could be lurking in your water supply without your knowledge, including lead or harmful bacteria that can cause serious health issues over time if left unaddressed. While the EPA has set standards for water safety in place, doing your own testing allows you to be absolutely sure your specific water source is safe to be drinking from. This means extra peace of mind for you and your family—which is never a bad thing.

 

Track any changes in your water supply

Regular water testing will allow you to identify any changes in your water supply. This is especially important if your water comes from a well, as there are many outside factors that can change the quality and safety of your water, including a broken well cap, or nearby contaminants unexpectedly seeping into the ground water. However, water testing is still a good idea if you have municipally supplied water. For example, even if you live in a village or city, faulty plumbing and old pipes can still cause water contamination to occur.

 

Taste & Quality

Water testing can do more than determine whether your water is safe—it can also help you identify any common problems that may be harmless, but still affect the taste and quality of your water. This can include hardness, pH levels, and the presence of Sulphur which can make your entire home smell like rotten eggs. Determining which type of water you have will make it much easier to determine which type of water filter and water filtration system will best meet your needs if you’re looking for way to purify and improve the quality of your water.

 

Anderson Water & Power is proud to offer whole house water filtration systems and a wide range of filter options to help you find the best solution for your home. In addition, we provide a free water testing analysis to ensure you’ll receive the solution that will result in safe, great tasting water. Contact us today to get started with your free analysis!