Homeowner 101: Top 4 Things to Know About Your Water
Whether you are house-hunting or have recently purchased a house, you’re probably focused on getting your home ready for your family. One question you should be asking is if your home’s water quality is good.
To find out, get your home’s water tested by a local water professional, like Hellenbrand. The free water analysis will tell you if you have hard water, iron or other contaminants in your water. After all, you have enough to worry about when settling into a new home; you shouldn’t also be worrying about your home’s water quality.
Here are the four things you should know about your water.
The Benefits of Filtering Your Home’s Drinking Water
Contaminants in your water like lead, arsenic, radium and nitrates can he harmful for your family’s health. In addition to reducing dangerous impurities, filtering your home’s drinking water can result in better tasting water (and therefore, better tasting coffees, teas, soups and sauces).
Additionally, filtering your home’s drinking water can save you money and reduce plastic waste by eliminating the need to purchase bottled water.
Why Hard Water Should Matter to You
Hard water is caused by excess minerals like calcium and magnesium in your water. It can cause spots on your dishes and can cause your clothes to be stiff and scratchy after washing them. Hard water can also cause itchy skin.
Mineral build-up occurs on appliances using hard water, like a dishwasher or washing machine. This reduces the lifetime and efficiency of your appliances. By using softened water, homeowners can save up to 70% on soap and water usage because their appliances are running more efficiently.
How Iron, Manganese and Hydrogen Sulfide Can Affect Your Home’s Water
Iron, as well as other substances like manganese and hydrogen, can sometimes be found in well water supplies. Manganese and hydrogen sulfide can cause taste, color and odor concerns.
Iron causes rust stains on your drains, faucets and water-using appliances. It can negatively affect the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances. Iron in your water can also dull your clothing’s colors and cause white clothing to become dingy.
How to Solve Your Home’s Water Problems
Whether you have hard water, iron or contaminated water, Hellenbrand’s family of water professionals can help you choose the right products to provide your family with cleaner, healthier water.
Locate your nearest Hellenbrand dealer for a free water test to learn more about your home’s water.