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You know your water isn't the best on the block. But what's the best way to improve water quality for the long haul? Most expert plumbing professionals would agree that you should first consider what types of problems you have. From there, you can determine which water treatment equipment will suit your needs.

What Could Be Lurking in Your Water?

It can be challenging to know exactly what's hiding in your water that you don't want. In addition to getting your water tested, you can get clues from the water from your pipes.

For example, if you notice a terrible smell coming from your water, you might have sulfur bacteria or decaying organic matter entering your home's plumbing pipes. You may even have more chlorine in your water, creating a strange odor.

On the other hand, if you notice that your water doesn't allow you to "lather up," stains your clothing and appliances, and tastes like minerals, you probably have what's called "hard water." Hard water isn't toxic to drink but can cause many unwanted and annoying problems.

Don't feel bad if you realize your water isn't up to par. You have plenty of options for solving your most challenging concerns.

Common Water Treatment Equipment Choices

The following types of water treatment equipment are popular among homeowners seeking to address water concerns:

  • Water Softeners: Many people have their plumbers install water softeners to temper the effects of hard water. Water softeners have an internal mechanism that effectively swaps two kinds of water minerals (magnesium and calcium) for potassium and sodium. This exchange happens inside the water-softening system and requires no activity on your part. Upon transitioning to a water softener, you should promptly observe an improvement in the quality of your hard water.
  • Reverse Osmosis Filtration Systems: You may have heard of another type of water treatment equipment product called a reverse osmosis filtration system. These systems are excellent choices if your water comes from a nearby well or your municipality needs help to keep your water clean, clear, and tasty. Reverse osmosis relies on exceptional sediment filtration that traps unwanted particulates, minerals, and more. For instance, many homeowners use reverse osmosis water filtration for its chlorine removal If you ask yourself, "Does reverse osmosis remove fluoride?" you'll be happy to know it can.

A Note About Lead

You may be ready to call a plumber and schedule your next appointment to get an estimate on a water treatment system. Before you do, remember that if you have lead running through your pipes, you may want to take further action.

While some water treatment systems can take away most of the lead in your water, you should consider finding the source of the lead. For example, if the lead is coming in through an outside water supply, you can't do anything but try to filter it out. However, if your water has lead because your pipes are old and lead-based, your water treatment system won't have the desired effect. Why? The lead enters the water after it runs through the water treatment system.

While replacing the pipes in your house is an investment, it can be a good decision for your health if you're living with lead pipes. Lead consumption has been linked to various health conditions, especially in infants and children.

Talk to a Plumber and Get Your Water Treated Fast

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