It’s okay if you’re not sure. Nobody can ever be 100% sure about the quality of their water without getting it tested. This is why many homeowners choose to invest in water filtration and purification systems as a way of feeling better about knowing that their water is being treated. You could be one of those homeowners!
Though, we’re never going to convince anyone to make a purchase they’re not comfortable with, especially if they don’t know how it works. So, in this blog post, we’re going to discuss the potential contaminants that can be in your water supply, and why water treatment in Lebanon, TN is a great option.
From water filters to water softeners, we can handle any and all contaminating particles or organisms that exist in your water. The important part is to be knowledgeable about what can be in your water, and to have it dealt with if you think there’s a problem.
Be Weary of Contaminants
Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of things you can find in your water source if it’s not treated properly. Remember that each one of these contaminants can be treated by a water filter, purifier, or softener, so make sure you team up with a professional from our team to find the right solution.
- Fertilizers. Industrial farming in much of the rural United States has allowed for fertilizer to be absorbed into the water supply. This is fine for the environment, mostly because it helps local plants, fungi, and bacteria grow to support the ecosystem. But fertilizer in the water can be bad for humans who drink it, which is why we’d advise getting a water filter to help clear the water of any bad substances.
- Pesticides. Pesticides are a necessity for a lot of crop growers in rural America. These pesticides can leech into the water supply and be poisonous for humans, as well as for animals and plants. Make sure you filter this kind of contaminant out of your water supply if you draw water from a well.
- Heavy metals. Heavy metals are usually larger, rarer metals that are not supposed to be found in water, like arsenic, cadmium, copper, and lead. These metals can be bad for the human body when ingested in large quantities, so we’d advise you get them filtered out.
- Minerals. Other minerals aren’t bad for your personal health (most water has minerals dissolved in it). But minerals in the water can be bad for your plumbing system and cause lime deposits to stain your bathroom. Invest in a water softener to have this problem treated.
- Organic contaminants. This section is where we would add single-celled organisms that are contaminants, from amoebas to viruses. These kinds of creatures will infect a host and thus make you or your family sick if they’re ingested. While most water sources are treated for these contaminants in the United States, you can never be too safe. Water purifiers will help keep a water source safe from biological contaminants like viruses, bacteria, and other pesky organisms.
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