Common Water Quality Questions, Answered

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If you’re like many homeowners across the country, you’ve likely wondered about the state of your home’s water quality and the contaminants that may be present in your water supply. It’s no surprise that local water treatment centers don’t utilize the most effective filters and solutions to remove these common contaminants before the water is dispersed to residential plumbing systems; therefore, it’s up to homeowners to manage their water quality.

Good news! Many water treatment options are available for your home to keep fresh and clean water coming out of the tap. If you’ve had questions about the current state of your water supply, you’ve come to the right place. Our water treatment specialists are here to give you the clarity you need; keep reading to discover the answers to your pressing water quality concerns.

What Causes Hard Water?

The most common contaminants that slip through municipal water supplies are minerals like magnesium and calcium. Once these minerals dissolve, the water is considered “hard” and can leave a lasting negative impact on your plumbing system, appliances, and fixtures. While these minerals are not harmful to your health, but it can affect the taste of your water, the comfortability of your clothes, the efficiency of your plumbing, and the moisture of your hair and skin.

How to Tell if You Have Hard Water:

  • Your hair is dry
  • Your dishes, glasses and silverware have mineral deposits on them
  • Your skin is itchy and dry
  • Your clothes feel rough or stiff after a wash or don’t appear to be clean after a wash
  • Your shower, tub, and faucets have soap scum and residue buildup
  • Your pipes are clogged
  • Your water pressure has changed

Why Is My Water Cloudy?

While cloudy water is not harmful to drink, it can be unsettling to fill a glass of water and notice a murky appearance. Cloudy water is also referred to as “white water” and is due to air bubbles trapped in the water. Typically, cloudy water appears during the colder months because colder water can hold more air.

No one wants to drink cloudy water or offer tainted water to their guests, which is why our team offers convenient water quality options to restore the clarity and freshness of your water once more. Say goodbye to white water for good and give our team a ring for expert water quality services!

How Do I Know My Water is of Good Quality?

Suppose you’re not actively taking steps to manage and improve your water quality. In that case, your water supply’s quality likely has room for improvement. Some signs of poor water quality include the following.

Signs of Poor Water Quality:

  • Scale buildup on fixtures
  • Unpleasant-tasting water
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Poor performance of water-based appliances like your dishwasher and water heater.

Should You Invest in a Water Treatment System?

Before you rush to the store to buy a pack of bottled water, consider implementing water treatment options into your home to save time, energy, and money. Our water treatment systems are designed to filter out nasty contaminants and leave you with fresh water to drink, cook, bathe, and clean with. Some of the common pollutants our systems remove include the following.

Common Water Contaminants

  • Minerals
  • Lead
  • Iron
  • Bacteria

Take the first step towards cleaner and tastier drinking water by having our team members come out and install a water filtration system for your household. With over 60 years of experience, you can trust that our seasoned professionals will offer the most suitable water quality solution for your home.

Trust Our Water Quality Experts

If you’re tired of spotting unsightly scale on your faucets and offering cloudy glasses of water to houseguests, or are hoping to improve the texture of your hair and skin, look no further! Our water quality services are here to ensure your home is receiving the highest quality of water to improve your comfort levels. O'Leary Plumbing, Heating & Electrical’s dedicated professionals understand the importance water quality plays in day-to-day household chores and activities.

For more information on our services, call us today at (262) 314-4566 or complete our online contact form, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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