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Water Testing in Idaho Falls, ID
It’s an unfortunate fact, but we can’t guarantee that the water coming into your home and through your drinking water taps is suitable for drinking. Despite going through filtration from the city’s municipal water plant, your water can still taste bad, smell worse, or contain contaminants. Or, if you receive your water through a well, you’re the one who is solely responsible for keeping that water clean and drinkable.
Fortunately, you’re not powerless in this situation. A Pro Plumbing Inc. can help you install a wide variety of water purification and filtration systems designed to give you the best quality of drinking water. But before we can install any systems, it all starts with water quality testing. Our plumbers are certified and HomeAdvisor screened & approved, so you can count on them to perform a thorough and professional water quality test.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for well water testing or drinking water testing. Your satisfaction and peace of mind is our top priority.
Is Water Quality Testing Really Necessary?
The quality of water can vary greatly across your region. The route that the water takes from the treatment plant to your home is different for everyone, and that means it’s subject to exposure from different potential contaminants. In some cases, the treatment plant might go overboard and put too many chemicals in the water. In other cases, the contaminants might enter your water after it leaves the treatment plant.
In the case of well water, you won’t have to worry about the interference of the municipal treatment plant. However, it does mean you’ll be starting with water that is fresh from the ground. This means that it can contain any number of contaminants—neglecting well water testing is not an option.
If your water tastes or smells odd, or you suspect that it may have contaminants, a water test is necessary to ensure that the right solution is applied. Just like a doctor can’t prescribe medicine without an examination, we can’t prescribe the proper water treatment system without knowing which contaminants are in your plumbing.
What Can a Water Test Reveal?
Drinking water testing will ultimately help us decide whether your water is safe to consume. More specifically, a water test will show us which contaminants are present at dangerous levels. There are a number of contaminants that can affect your drinking water quality, such as:
- Chemicals: Chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical can all have detrimental effects on your water. Some of them are more harmful than others.
- Metals: High concentrations of harmful metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and so many more can end up in our water supply either naturally or through human involvement.
- Bacteria: E. coli, legionella, coliform, and other types of bacteria in the water can cause symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, cramps, and more. For those with compromised immune systems, they can be life-threatening.
- Hard water: High concentrations of minerals like magnesium and calcium are not harmful to your health, but they can be harmful to your plumbing system, your fixtures, your clothes, and your utensils.
Every combination of contaminants will require a unique approach to filtering and purifying. A Pro Plumbing Inc. can help you find the most suitable solution for your water quality issues.
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