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Many Floridians receive their water from private ground water wells. While the EPA regulates public drinking water systems, they do not regulate privately owned wells. Also, many neighborhoods are placed on community wells. Because of this, homeowners with private or community wells are responsible for the safety of their own water and should have their water tested regularly. Please visit the EPA’s website to learn more about your water.
Are you concerned with the quality of your water?
Call 24-7 Plumbing, and one of our water testing specialists can come out to test for things such as pH level, iron, and mineral content. If you have already tested your water and are looking for water treatments, we can provide you with the appropriate system to ensure you have safe drinking water.
pH Level Testing
The pH level – “potential hydrogen” – tells you how acidic your water is. The pH level of water can change how your water looks and tastes.
- When water has a low pH, it means that the water is more acidic and can be corrosive and harmful to any metals in which it comes in contact. This is a cause for concern, because the corrosion can seep into the water you drink.
- When water has a high pH, it is considered “hard water.” Hard water tends to have a bad taste and causes lime scale to build up on plumbing fixtures and pipes. Little things like washing your hair with hard water, will make your hair look dull and you will need to use more soap to get lather.
Why would you want to test for iron in your water? Because iron in water can cause yellow, red, or brown stains on laundry, dishes, and plumbing fixtures such as sinks, bathtubs, and inside toilets. Iron can clog sprinklers and fixtures in your home as well as dishwashers and washing machines. Iron will also give your water a metallic taste.
Water Treatment Options
Not all single water filter treatment systems will protect you against all problems. However, when using a water treatment system you will be removing specific contaminants, protecting the plumbing in your home from corrosion, improving the taste of your drinking water.
As a homeowner, you have a couple of water treatment options, one being a point-of-use water treatment system and the other being point-of-entry water treatment system.
- Point-of-entry water systems are installed after the water meter or well tank, which treats most of the water entering your home.
- Point-of-use systems are water treatment systems that treat water in clusters, which delivers the water to your faucets, such as a kitchen or bathroom faucet.
The most common types of household water treatment systems are Water Filtration Systems. A water filtration system is a device which removes impurities from water by a physical barrier such as:
A water softener is a device that reduces the hardness of the water. A water softener removes the calcium and magnesium ions that create “hard water.”
Reverse Osmosis Systems
Reverse osmosis systems use pressure to force water through a membrane casing. Reverse Osmosis Systems help reduce the amount of minerals in water such as sodium and chloride as well as heavy metals, such as copper, chromium, and lead. In addition, some of these systems can also reduce contaminants such as arsenic, fluoride, and nitrates.
What is the process for Water Testing?
24-7 Plumbing’s water testing specialist will come to your home and take several vials of water to bring back to our location. The test can take several hours depending on what you are looking to test for, such as certain bacteria. These results can take several days. Once the results are in, the water testing specialist will contact you via email, fax, or over the phone to provide results and recommendations of what system would be affordable and appropriate for your home.