With the advancements being made in city infrastructures, specifically municipal water treatment systems, most people in our area take “clean” water for granted. But unfortunately, you cannot always depend on the city to provide your home with perfectly clean and healthy water all the time.
Municipal water treatment is highly effective, but it’s not 100%. The best way to guarantee this is the case is to look into and install the right water treatment systems in Belen, NM. If you’re unsure whether or not you need a water treatment system, there are some signs you can watch out for, which we’ve covered below. One of the most apparent signs is that your water has a funny taste.
Tap Water Doesn’t Have to Taste Bad
Most people don’t like the taste of tap water, but most people also don’t realize it shouldn’t have to taste that way. There’s a big difference between water that doesn’t taste all that fresh and water that has a distinct taste. If your water does have a strong flavor, it’s likely because it has high levels of something that it shouldn’t.
Strong metallic tastes are particularly alarming, as they indicate the presence of metals such as lead or copper. If your water tastes especially odd, stop drinking it and call a professional plumber. This can absolutely be a threat to your health, depending on what’s in your water supply. Definitely don’t ignore this sign, and call for water treatment if you suspect a problem.
Other Signs of Water Quality Problems
Poor taste is not the only sign of water quality problems. After all, you may not even drink your tap water to begin with, so you may never notice this. Other indications include:
- Unusual Color: Color changes can be the result of a couple different factors, depending on the color. Sometimes it’s not actually harmful, such as when it has a slight blue or green tint. But even if it’s nothing to worry about, if you’ve noticed it as a new issue, it’s time to call in a pro to inspect your water lines. Orange or brown water means there could very well be rust or something else that’s harmful in the water. This should never be ignored and the water should not be used for drinking or cooking.
- Lime Scale: This is a type of mineral deposit caused by long-term exposure to hard water, which is water with a high magnesium and calcium presence. These minerals are not actually unhealthy to ingest, however they are harmful to your plumbing system. They leave deposits, which will grow large enough to start restricting the flow of water through the pipes. The best way to tell if you have lime scale in your plumbing system is to look for a white, chalky substance around your faucets and/or in your shower. This is lime scale, and if you have it in those areas you most likely have it in your pipes. A water softener helps deal with this, as it neutralizes the minerals that make hard water what it is.
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