Have you ever wondered what is in the water that you drink? With the recent media coverage regarding lead and other impurities in Flint, Michigan this question is at the forefront of many of our minds. The experienced professionals at AAA Water Team are the experts when it comes to providing your home with clean, pure water!
AAA Water Team provide the following common causes for impurities in your tap water plus tips on what you can do to take care of the problem.
• Dirty water: It is not unusual to find dirt, sand and silt in your household plumbing. Many times this in an indication that there is a breach in the main water line that leads off of the City or municipal water supply. If your water supply comes from a well, the contamination may be coming directly from the source itself. Try running the water for five minutes to flush out the system before contacting the experts at AAA Water Team and ask about a filtration system for your home.
• Carbon Filters: Sometimes your water filter can be the primary cause of visible debris in your water supply. Filters designed for household plumbing often use carbon to remove foreign particles from the water but if the filter breaks down or the cartridge is old, the carbon can often end up in your water supply. Contact Your AAA Water Team professional to check your water filter for repair or replacement.
• Metals: Iron and magnesium can be found in many areas of the countries water supply. Contamination from metals can cause small black particles to appear in your household plumbing. On a good note, these minerals are not considered to be hazardous to humans or pets but they can give your water a bad taste and odor. Your AAA Water Team water professional can install a water softener or filtration system that will remove minerals before they can contaminant your drinking water leaving behind nothing but pure water that tastes great.
• Rubber Particles: It is not uncommon for the rubber tubes found within your household plumbing to begin to disintegrate and send particles into your plumbing and pipes. The likely hood of this occurring increases if you use water that has been treated with chlorine. Chlorine can disintegrate the rubber and cause it to break down into small particles. Contact your local plumber to have the hose replaced as soon as possible.
• Rust Particles: Another common cause of impurities in your household plumbing can be attributed to rust. While small amounts of rust are not considered dangerous to your health they are generally a sign that your pipes are corroding and should be repaired. It is possible for rust to get into your water from the municipal water supply. Contact your plumber and schedule an appointment for an inspection as soon as possible.
If you are interested in finding out more about water filtration, water softeners and reverse osmosis contact the knowledgeable experts at AAA Water Team and speak with a customer service expert today.