What’s in the water you drink? Where does it come from? Most people have a general idea of how to answer these questions, but a general idea doesn’t tell you anything about the quality of your water. Water treatment facilities aren’t perfect and reported cases of contaminants in drinking water often go unresolved. Consider a home water analysis to confirm its quality and to avoid ingesting contaminants.
Radon and Chemical Contaminants
Within the past two years, KHOU 11 in Houston reported dangerous amounts of radiation in Central Texas tap water and The Texas Observer reported on dangerous levels of pharmaceutical chemicals and pesticides in North Texas tap water supplies. These same chemicals were changing the gender of fresh-water fish in Denton, TX. You can never be sure what’s in your drinking water without having it professionally tested.
Water May Contain Lead
Lead shows up in the water of a home when metal water taps and pipes connect the house’s plumbing system to the main water line. Leaded pipes corrode over time and deposit lead into the home’s water supply. Because these pipes may be underground, the only way to know whether the tap water in your home contains lead is to have it tested, according to the CDC.
Fluoride is routinely used in the treatment of municipal water and is relatively benign for adult consumption. But high levels of fluoride pose potential dental problems for children 8 and younger. The EPA says some children in this age group are likely exposed to too much fluoride via tap water consumption. Because teeth are still forming at this age, fluoride increases the risk of losing tooth enamel—the shiny protective coating found on the outermost layer of the tooth.
Testing Reveals Water Quality
Both the CDC and EPA recommend having your water tested if you are concerned about the quality of the water you drink. If a water analysis does come back unfavorably, consider adding home filtration systems such as reverse osmosis units and shower filters.
Be confident in the water you drink with the help of Water Event. We offer water analysis services, filtered water deliveries, and whole-house water filtration system installations in Dallas, Sherman, McKinney, and Denton, TX. Give us a call today at (972) 488-8100 to learn more.