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Why We Recommend Scheduling Water Testing


As a homeowner, you may not always think about the quality of the water that flows into your home. However, the water you use for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning can have a significant impact on your health and the longevity of your plumbing systems. That’s why we recommend scheduling water testing and consulting a qualified plumber. 

In this post, we’ll delve into the reasons why we recommend water testing as well as look at what may be lurking in your water and the benefits of taking action.

The Importance of Water Quality

Water quality matters more than you might realize. Poor water quality can pose several risks to your health and home. Contaminants such as bacteria, lead, chlorine, and sediment can find their way into your water supply, leading to a range of issues. Consuming or using water with these contaminants can result in health problems and damage to your plumbing fixtures and appliances.

One of the most critical aspects of water quality is its impact on your health. Contaminated water can contain harmful pathogens and chemicals that, when ingested or absorbed through the skin, can lead to illnesses, skin problems, and other health issues. Furthermore, certain contaminants, like lead, can accumulate in the body over time, posing serious long-term health risks, especially for young children.

Common Contaminants in Water

To understand why water testing is essential, it’s crucial to know what might be lurking in your water. Some common contaminants found in household water include:

  • Microorganisms: Bacteria, viruses, and parasites can make their way into your water supply, causing gastrointestinal issues and other health problems.
  • Heavy Metals: Lead, arsenic, and copper can leach into the water from aging pipes, leading to poisoning and other health concerns.
  • Chlorine: While used to disinfect water, high levels of chlorine can have an adverse taste and odor and may contribute to health problems.
  • Sediment and Hardness: Sediment and mineral deposits can clog pipes and damage appliances, reducing their lifespan.
  • Chemical Contaminants: Pesticides, herbicides, and industrial chemicals may find their way into your water source, potentially causing severe health issues.

The Water Testing Process

Water testing involves a series of comprehensive tests to identify and measure the presence of various contaminants in your water supply. While some DIY water testing kits are available, we recommend calling us for professional water testing. Our qualified plumbers possess the expertise and equipment needed to conduct thorough and accurate tests. We know where and how to collect samples, ensuring precise results. Moreover, we can interpret the results accurately, identifying any potential issues and recommending appropriate solutions.

Water Treatment Solutions

Fortunately, we have many water treatment systems in Hampton, NJ available to address various water quality issues. These solutions range from water filtration and purification systems to water softeners and chemical treatments. The choice of treatment depends on the specific contaminants identified in your water test results.

By consulting our qualified plumbers, you can receive personalized recommendations for the most effective water treatment solutions. We’ll consider your water quality issues, budget, and long-term goals when suggesting the right system for your home. Plus, we can ensure proper installation and maintenance, guaranteeing the effectiveness and longevity of the chosen treatment system.

Contact Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating Inc. for all your water treatment needs. 

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