The pH of drinking water in Wisconsin has been a concern for decades. If the water in your home has a pH level that’s too high or too low, it can cause issues – not only with your pipes and other components of your home but your health. How can you tell if you have a problem? Get in touch with Aquarius Water Conditioning. We’ll check the pH level and suggest the best way to address the issue.
The Basics of PH Levels in Drinking Water
The pH of drinking water refers to its acidity or basicity, with a pH of 7 considered neutral. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with lower numbers indicating acidity and higher numbers indicating basicity. The pH of drinking water can impact human health, as the body has a delicate pH balance that extreme pH levels can disrupt.
Drinking water with a pH level that’s too low is considered acidic. When water is acidic, it can cause a variety of health issues, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The reason is that acidic water can corrode pipes, leading to heavy metals and other contaminants leaching into the water. Long-term exposure to acidic water can also lead to more severe health problems, such as liver and kidney damage.
But if the pH level is too high or “alkaline,” it can also cause health issues. Alkaline water can cause stomach discomfort and lead to a buildup of minerals in the body, leading to kidney stones and other health problems.
Most experts recommend that the pH of drinking water should be between 6.5 and 8.5. Water with a pH level outside this range can be treated to bring it within the recommended range.
PH isn’t the Only Problem
It’s also important to note that the pH level of drinking water is not the only factor to consider when assessing its safety. Other contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, and chemical compounds, should also be considered. For example, even if the pH level of drinking water is within the recommended range, it can still be contaminated with harmful microorganisms or chemical compounds that can cause health problems.
Check the pH level of your drinking water and have it tested by an Aquarius Water Conditioning professional if you suspect it may be outside the recommended range. If your water has a pH level that is too low or too high, we can install a Kinetico water treatment system to adjust the pH level to a safe range. Regular monitoring and maintenance of your treatment system will ensure that the pH level remains safe.
In addition to adjusting the pH level, it’s also essential to test for other contaminants and treat them accordingly. A safe pH level does not guarantee that the water is free of other harmful substances.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions regarding the pH of drinking water in Wisconsin, please don’t hesitate to contact Aquarius Water Conditioning online or call us at (888) 741-9025. We will be happy to answer those questions and come to your home and tell you how we can make the water healthy and pure.