How to Improve the Quality of Your Tap Water
If the water coming from your tap tastes odd and leaves ugly spots all over your dishes and cookware, there are several strategies for solving the problem.
Tri-Florida Water Treatment of Auburndale, FL, would like to outline these strategies and get you on the road to better-tasting and cleaner water.
Perform a water test
You can buy water test kits or have this done by a water professional. A water test will tell you what’s in your water that you probably don’t know about. Contaminants often detected with a water test include high levels of copper, calcium, iron and chlorine, as well as dangerous bacteria.
If the pipes that bring water to your home are old and beginning to show signs of damage, it’s time to have them replaced. Compromised water pipes can add a lot of impurities to your drinking water. Hire a licensed plumber for this job to make sure it’s done correctly.
Add a water filtering system
Whole-home water filtration systems do an excellent job at removing chemicals, minerals, metals and microorganisms from your drinking and cooking water. At the very least, a simple tap filter will remove some of the impurities you and your family don’t want to consume. All types of filters will give you water that tastes better and is healthier.
Consider a water softener
If you can’t stand the taste of hard water or don’t like the spots it leaves on your dishes, consider adding a water softener. These systems effectively remove calcium, iron and magnesium, all of which are typically found in municipal water supplies and contribute to bad taste and spots on dishes and cookware.
A few strategies until you replace pipes or add a water filter or water softener
Until you implement a good solution to your water woes, here are three things you can do to improve the quality of the water you drink and cook with.
Buy bottled water
Most stores carry a full selection of purified drinking water. This water is perfect for drinking and cooking. It’s not an ideal permanent solution, but it’s a great temporary strategy.
Run water through the tap for a few minutes
Before drinking or cooking with water from the tap, let it run for a few minutes. This will push out a lot of impurities that have collected in the pipes as the water in them sat still.
Boil your drinking and cooking water
Boiling water is a strategy that’s been used for decades. By boiling water for three or more minutes, you’ll destroy much of the bacteria and other contaminants and make it much safer to consume.
The best solutions for the best water
Tri-Florida Water Treatment installs systems that provide you with great-tasting water that’s safe and clean. We specialize in the installation of water filtration systems, water softeners and water purifiers for water throughout your home or just in select areas of it.
Speak with a water treatment expert today and learn more about the benefits of exceptionally pure and delicious water. Give us a call in the Auburndale, FL, area at (863) 965-1439 or reach out with our simple contact form.