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Everything You Need to Know About Your Home’s Water

Your home’s water is one of the most important things to keep an eye on. Not only is it a necessary part of your home, but it can also be a source of potential problems if not properly maintained. Here are a few things that every homeowner should know about their home’s water:

How Clean Your Water Is

Your home’s water comes from a variety of sources. Depending on where you live, your home’s water might come from a municipal water supply, a private well, or a combination of both. It’s important to know the source of your water so that you can properly maintain it and treat it if necessary.

No matter where your water is coming from, it needs to be properly filtered and treated. Whether your water comes from a municipal supply or a private well, it’s important to make sure that it is properly filtered and treated. This will help to remove any contaminants that might be present in the water and make it safe for you and your family to use.

Regular testing is an important way to hold treatment systems accountable. Even if your water looks clean and clear, it’s important to have it tested regularly for contaminants. This will help to ensure that your water is safe to drink and use.

How Hard Your Water Is

Water hardness is another problem plaguing many Americans. While the hardness of your home’s water won’t necessarily impact the health of whoever is drinking it, it can have a variety of other impacts on your home.

For instance, hard water typically leads to limescale building up on faucets, shower heads, appliances, water heaters, etc. This limescale occurs because as water flows through different environments on its way to your home it picks up certain minerals along the way. Since these minerals aren’t harmful to one's health, they aren’t filtered out in the sanitation process.

Over time limescale buildup leads to less efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances which can impact water bills and the lifespan of those features.

How Much Water You Use and Waste

More than 20 million people are affected by drought in the state of Texas right now. Making sure that you are conscious of how you’re using your home’s water is a critical way to improve drought conditions and make things easier on the environment.

We contribute to water waste in a wide variety of ways, if you’re looking for ways to cut back, work on the following:

  • Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth.

  • Only water your lawn two days per week, and make sure to water in the evening or early morning so the water can soak into the lawn rather than evaporate off the surface.

  • Repurpose the water you waste while waiting for the shower to heat up.

  • Learn more about your home’s plumbing. Your home’s plumbing is a vital part of your water system. If you don’t know how to properly care for it, you could end up with leaks or other problems. Make sure that you know how to properly maintain your plumbing so that you can avoid any potential issues.

  • Know what to do in the event of a water emergency. If there is ever a problem with your home’s water, it’s important to know what to do. Whether there is a leak or your water supply has been cut off, you should have a plan in place so that you can deal with the situation quickly and efficiently.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your home’s water is safe and properly maintained. If you have any questions, be sure to speak with a professional so that you can get the answers and information that you need. We’d be glad to familiarize you with your various filtration, testing and softening system options! Contact our team at Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling either by visiting our website or calling us at (281) 645-5905!