Is Your Water Really Safe?
Whether your household relies on Palm Beach County water from a city or well supply, your family may still be at risk for a variety of common minerals, toxins, and contaminants. Pesticides, fecal bacteria, and sediments can sip into the ground and slip unnoticed into your water supply. Many contaminants go unnoticed when there is no discernible taste. Even if you protect your drinking water with a filtered pitcher in the kitchen, untreated water can still harm appliances and piping in the house. Proper water treatment in Palm Beach County helps protect against these common detriments to tap water.
Hard Water in Palm Beach County
The most commonly seen problem in households across the country is water hardness. Hard water is caused by excess amounts of calcium and magnesium building up in the water supply. There is no noticeable difference in taste, odor, or color, and consumption is considered completely safe, but hard water has other detrimental effects. Proper Palm Beach County well water treatment spares your plumbing from the stress and wear and heavy mineral deposits that can damage pipes.
The main tell tale sign is the appearance of cloudy spots and stains on dishes. Mineral-laden water reduces the effectiveness of soaps, including what you use on your laundry and your body. Does your skin have a dry, damaged feeling after showering? Scrubbing with hard water has an abrasive effect. Any water based appliance in your house will struggle to function if this problem goes untreated.
If your drinking water has gritty dirt-like sensation, it may be actual dirt. Sand and sediment in your water supply can cause a faint texture effect. In small amounts, the sediment is largely harmless, but many find the subtle earthy taste unpleasant.
The metallic taste in your Palm Beach County water is most likely due to (you guessed it) trace amounts of metal. Namely Iron, a commonly found element that dissolves easily in rainwater and then infiltrates our pipes. The FDA considers trace amounts of Iron to be largely harmless to your health, but you will tart to notice rust stains on your sinks and counters. Chlorine is also known to cause a faintly unpleasant taste. It too will cause damage to faucets and other appliances if left untreated.
Rotten Egg Smell
Other problems in drinking water can be overlooked, but you may be less tolerant of the powerfully rotten odor. Even minimal amounts of hydrogen sulfide dissolved in water can cause a sickening smell like spoiled eggs. While entirely harmless to ingest, the strong septic scent can be insufferably unpleasant. Sulfates can often be an indicator of low PH levels that can contribute to dry skin. Use a reliable Palm Beach County water treatment to quickly alleviate this stinky situation.
Sick to Your Stomach?
Animal feces contain Coliform bacteria like E. Coli that can be absorbed into the ground with rainwater and enter your water supply. Ingesting this bacteria starts a host of unpleasant stomach infections. You may experience vomiting, cramping, and diarrhea along with a myriad of other symptoms. Testing for coliform infections is the first and most common test performed by water analysis experts when checking for contamination.