You Might Want to Install a Water Treatment System if You See These Things

Kitchen-PlumbingCity water treatment honestly isn’t where it should be in this country. Aside from the fact that some cities don’t even have potable tap water, many cities are not able to completely cleanse their water supplies of contaminants. The odds of you being poisoned by your water supply are honestly pretty low, depending on where you live. However, there are a number of contaminants that can make it into your plumbing system that should not be there. If you’re concerned that your water quality is negatively affecting your quality of life, have a look at some of the signs that you should install a water treatment system.

Visible Limescale

Limescale is a kind of mineral deposit created by exposure to hard water, which is water with high levels of calcium and magnesium particles in it. The main issue with limescale is that it restricts the flow of water through the plumbing system. The longer the limescale is allowed to build up, the more it’s going to restrict the flow of water through the system. If the limescale is not cleaned out in time, it can harden and become practically impossible to remove without damaging the pipes.

Limescale buildup is not limited to the plumbing pipes. Any part of your home that is exposed to hard water over a long period of time will have limescale buildup on it. If you see a white film or chalk substance in your sink or bathtub, you probably have limescale in your pipes. You should consult with a professional about installing a water softener to deal with the issue.

Strange Tastes or Colors

Few people actually enjoy the taste of their tap water. That being said, there’s a difference between tap water just tasting kind of stale and having it taste radically different from the way water should taste. If your water tastes metallic, sulfurous, or in any way different from the way you think it should, you might need to install a water treatment system in your home.

The same goes for odd colors. There are very, very few things that can cause your tap water to change colors without presenting a threat to you. If your water is turning all kinds of weird colors, you need to contact a professional and see about having a water treatment system installed in your home.

If you’re not sure whether or not your water is as clean as it should be, it’s better to consult with a technician about a water treatment system than to ignore a potentially serious issue. It may be that your water quality is actually fine, but it’s better to make sure. So contact a technician today, and make sure that your water is clear.

Service King Plumbing & HVAC provides plumbing services in Bartlett, IL. If you need a new water treatment system installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that your water quality stays as high as possible.

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