From quenching your thirst to keeping you clean, water plays an essential role in each of our lives. So, it’s important to consider the quality of the water you use in your everyday activities.
The most basic attributes of safe water are that it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It should also be on the more alkaline side of the pH scale (6.5 – 8.5 is ideal). If one or more of these criteria aren’t met, then there’s a good chance that your water is compromised.
Drinking unsafe water can lead to a plethora of health issues which may include diarrhea, vomiting, typhoid, and cholera, along with rashes, acne, and other skin problems
The Environmental Protection Agency currently sets the standards for water safety across all states in the US. And by these standards, water in New Jersey has been deemed safe for public use. In addition to this, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection enforces additional stricter rules on the water in the state.
While the EPAs’s standards have deemed New Jersey’s water safe to drink, you might prefer to take additional precautions. If you suspect your water isn’t contaminant-free, or simply want added assurance, there are a few things you can do.
Regardless of where you live, investing in a water testing kit may be able to help you determine if the water you use at home is safe. These tests are usually made of simple strips that are submerged into a water sample.
Depending on what you’re testing for, you may need to leave the strip in the water sample for anywhere between some seconds to a few hours before they start to change color. It will then be up to you to match the colors on the strip to those on the bottle to find out if the water is safe or not.
Also, if you suspect your water may be contaminated or contributing to health issues, the problem may not be the water itself but the pipes distributing it around your home. Pipes tend to corrode after long periods of time. And as water travels through the pipes, small deposits of harmful substances get washed away with it – hence contaminating your water supply.
Talk to the Plumbing and Water Treatment Experts in NJ
To rule this scenario out, it’s a good idea to have a plumber come around to inspect the pipes in your home. The expert plumbers at C&C have knowledge and recommendations regarding water filtration and treatment systems that could benefit your family. From better-tasting water to lower energy bills and higher-performing appliances, you’d be surprised at how many ways a water treatment system installation could improve your family’s lives.