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What You Don’t Know About Your Tap Water

How much do you know about the tap water in your home? It’s important to know the facts and any common problems that surround the water that enters your home. Here are some things you might’ve not known about your tap water:

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  • Dirty Showers – Over time, shower heads can easily accumulate dirt and grime. The water that comes out of your shower can bring some of this dirt along for the ride, which is why you should clean it every so often. Remove the shower head and allow it to soak in vinegar overnight.
  • Drug-Filled Water – Did you know flushing any sort of drugs or pills will affect the water? Low levels of drugs can oftentimes be found in traditional tap water, as water plants can’t always detect them. Do your part to improve everyone’s water by bringing leftover drugs to pharmacies for proper disposal, rather than flushing them down the toilet.
  • Funky Colors – Are your plumbing fixtures turning strange colors like orange, pink, or a shade of blue/green? This is usually caused by the oxidation of certain chemicals or materials. High concentrations of iron and manganese, in addition to copper piping, can all become oxidized. Contact your local water supplier to see if this is a common issue in the area and consider looking into whole house filtration systems to prevent this from occurring in the future.
  • Cloudy, Unclear Water – When the water coming from your tap is cloudy, it could be too dangerous to consume. Water of this complexion can contain hazardous chemicals like lead that will negatively affect your health. Contact a local plumber to see if this is caused by the water supplier or your own plumbing system.

Knowing these facts about tap water can help you figure out if yours is in good condition or if it needs some help. When it’s time to start talking about water conditioning, contact Aquarius Water Conditioning. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (888) 741-9025.

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