Steps to Quality Water AssuranceOctober 10, 2017
Water is a basic necessity and often taken for granted. The quality of the water in your home is vital to assuring a healthy life. Think about it: The average person uses 75 to 100 gallons of water each day. If your water is contaminated, impure or low quality, you could be at risk for not only home damage but damage to you and your family’s health, as well. Assuring the quality of your water is as easy as one, two, three. Following these three basic steps can give you peace of mind.
Step one: Find your feud
The easiest way to know what is in your water is to have a professional come out for a home water test. Find a trustworthy water specialist to look for which pre-dispositions already exist in your home’s water. Identify which aspects of your water are of concern to you and then move to the next step.
Step two: Treatment
After you have identified which parts of your water you want to change, look into the two primary water treatments – Whole House (Point of Entry) and Drinking Water Only (Point of Use). This may sound tedious, but having the knowledge of these treatments and choosing the right one for your home is important. In order to determine which treatment your water needs, a professional water company can help you – or you can purchase a water test that is made specifically for the contaminants you found in the first step. The result of the test determines which treatment you need based on the pre-disposed contaminant you’ve chosen to rid of.
Some contaminants pose a threat on the entire household and require a point of entry treatment. This type of treatment works best because you will not have to worry about which room has safe water and which doesn’t. Your entire household will have safe, high-quality water. However, point-of-use treatments are more practical in most situations.
One of the most effective point-of-use treatments is Reverse Osmosis (R.O.). It is one of the most common and most trusted point-of-use drinking water systems out there. The reason R.O. works better than most water filters is because it combines sediment filters, carbon filters and membranes. The membrane traps contaminants that would typically flow right through your average faucet filter. Reverse osmosis is highly favored because it does not treat water with chemicals or additives.
Step three: Hire a trusted professional
Once you have determined which treatment your water needs, the final step is peace of mind. To take your water to the next level of purification, seek a local, certified water specialist to learn more about assuring the quality of your water.