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July 27,2020

How to Test Water Quality at Home

Are you concerned about the contaminants in your homes water supply? There is no reason to continue worrying. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, we offer premium residential and commercial plumbing services for customers in Youngstown, Ohio and surrounding metro area neighborhoods including plumbing inspections and water filtration system installation. If you want to know the condition of your water supply, but arent sure what to do, then keep reading for some important tips.

Why Should Homeowners Test Their Water Quality?

Every day, your family uses fresh water to drink, cook, take showers, wash clothes and clean your home. It is important to know whether the quality of your water is suitable for your loved ones. In addition, even water that is deemed safe for consumption may have higher levels of minerals that can be hard on your plumbing system, fixtures and appliances. Whether you are connected to the city water supply, or you use a private well, understanding the quality of your water can help you make more informed choices for your household. If you are made aware of certain contaminants, you can make plans to correct the problem. In most cases, a whole house water filtration system and/or water softener will ensure that your fresh water is safe and effective for consumption and household activities.

Tips for Testing Your Water Supply

Water testing kits are widely available in todays marketplace and can be found for affordable prices online and at most retail hardware stores. The most used variety includes test strips. To use this kind of water test kit, simply fill a clean glass cup with water, dip the test strip in and wait for the designated amount of time. You can then compare the color on the strip with the accompanying chart. Some test kits include a vial that is filled with water from the faucet. You then add a testing solution to the vial and compare the color change to the chart provided in the kit. Either type can offer important information about chloride levels, pH, water hardness and various common chemicals.

Reasons to Invest in Professional Water Testing

If you prefer to dive deeper into the condition of your water, then you may want to invest in a professional EPA certified test. These advanced water quality tests offer an in-depth look at the materials inside your water supply including nitrate levels, metals and microorganisms. The Environmental Protection Agency has a public database to help residential and commercial property owners locate professional water testing services in their local area.

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Need a Water Quality Test or Whole Home Water Filtration System Installation? Give Us a Call

Do you need a professional water quality test? Have you received the results of your test and are ready to invest in a water filtration system or water softener? Then call the expert plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown. Our certified and insured plumbers are ready to improve the safety of your plumbing system. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber in Youngstown, Austintown, Boardman, Columbiana, Niles, Poland, Howland Corners, Champion, Warren, Struthers, Girard, Cortland, Ohio or a surrounding metro area community.

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