If you live in one of the 15 million U.S. households served by private groundwater wells, you are responsible for the safety of your water, and you should have your water tested regularly.
For professional water testing and treatment service in the Mid-Atlantic region, call Len The Plumber at 800-950-4619 or contact us online today.
Our expert plumbers are skilled at:
- Testing for water quality issues, including pH level, iron, and mineral content
- Creating custom water treatment plans to ensure you have safe, great-tasting drinking water
Water Quality Testing for pH Levels
The pH (“potential hydrogen”) level tells you how acidic your water is. Water pH levels can change how your water looks, tastes, and affects your plumbing fixtures and system:
- Water with low pH levels is more acidic and can be corrosive and damaging to any metals it comes into contact with. This can cause your pipes and plumbing systems to rust, increasing the risk of corrosion seeping into your drinking water.
- Water with high pH levels is considered to be “hard water.” Hard water tends to taste bad and makes soap harder to lather. Beyond that, hard water can also cause limescale buildup on pipes, damage your plumbing fixtures, and make your plumbing equipment (like your water heater) less efficient.
The chart below shows how hard water can affect the efficiency of your water heater over time.
Water Quality Testing for Iron
High iron in well water can cause yellow, red, or brown stains on laundry, dishes, and plumbing fixtures. It can also:
- Clog sprinklers and major appliances, like dishwashers, which can lead to costly repairs or premature system replacement
- Give water a metallic taste, which can affect both your drinking water and the food you cook with water
Call Len The Plumber at 800-950-4619 or contact us online for professional water quality testing services.
Well Water Treatment Options
There are several options for well water treatment, and no single treatment prevents all water quality problems. Generally, homeowners use water treatment systems to:
- Remove specific contaminants
- Improve the taste of drinking water
- Prevent corrosion and rust from developing on their plumbing fixtures, equipment, and systems
The main two water treatment options for homeowners include:
- Point-of-use water treatment systems: These treat water in batches and deliver it to a tap, such as a kitchen or bathroom sink or a secondary faucet mounted next to a tap.
- Point-of-entry water treatment systems: These systems are typically installed by the water meter or well tank and treat most of the water entering a residence.
Wondering which is best for your home? Our well water treatment experts can help you decide and get your best-fit option installed efficiently and flawlessly!
Call Len The Plumber at 800-950-4619 or contact us online to find out what type of water treatment system is best for your Mid-Atlantic home!
We look forward to helping you with all of your water treatment and quality needs! Until then, here’s a look at some of the most popular options for water treatment systems.
Water Filtration Systems
A water filter removes small and large impurities via a physical barrier and/or chemical filtration.
A water softener reduces the hardness of the water by removing the calcium and magnesium ions that cause hard water.
Water Disinfection Systems
Disinfection is a physical or chemical treatment used to eliminate microorganisms in water. Chlorine and chlorine dioxide are examples of chemical treatment options, and ultraviolet (UV) systems are an example of a physical disinfectant option.
UV systems use UV light to kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. The effectiveness of UV systems depends on the clarity of the water, so it’s essential to filter dirty or murky water before using UV light disinfection systems.
Reverse Osmosis Systems
Reverse osmosis systems use pressure to force water through a membrane casing. These systems help reduce the concentration of:
- Minerals, such as sodium and chloride
- Heavy metals, such as copper, chromium, and lead
- Other contaminants, like arsenic, fluoride, and nitrates
Schedule Well Water Testing & Treatment in DC, DE, MD, PA & VA
Len The Plumber’s certified well water technicians are ready to help you with all your water quality needs. Whether your water tastes bad, is damaging your plumbing, or is causing other problems, we’ll determine the cause of your issues and recommend your best options for improving your water quality.
Call Len The Plumber at 800-950-4619 or contact us online to schedule well water testing and treatment service.
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