Common Water Treatment Issues in Poughkeepsie
As a responsible and informed homeowner, you’ve probably already heard about the need for water treatment in Poughkeepsie. More and more property owners are taking steps to improve the quality of the water, and there are a number of compelling reasons to do so.
Water Treatment Issues
In certain locations in the United States—including Poughkeepsie—water that comes from the municipal water supply contains a significant amount of contaminants. Sometimes you can tell the water quality is low because it smells and tastes bad, but all too often, you can only find out if you have the water tested.
First of all, there are the minerals. High levels of calcium and magnesium can have detrimental effects both on your health, as well as on the condition of your property and possessions. People typically complain of dry, rough, itchy skin; dry, brittle hair and brittle nails. More seriously, some studies have linked hard water—i.e. water with too much calcium and magnesium—to heart disease.
At the same time, these minerals cause deposits to build-up on your plumbing fixtures, in the pipes, and in appliances, causing blockages and often shortening their lifespan. Pots, pans, and glassware are dull after washing, and laundry remains rough and grimy, no matter how many times you wash it.
Secondly, there are other contaminants, including microorganisms, disinfectant byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and radionuclides. Practically all of these contaminants can cause serious health issues—including cancer, nervous system damage and developmental issues—when they reach certain levels. Though the Environmental Protection Agency regulates how much of each contaminant may be in the water in order for it to be safe, levels of certain elements can still be too high in certain places, plus, there’s likely also a cumulative effect of multiple minimal contaminants over time. You can see the full list and maximum permitted levels here.
The Solution: Water Purification and Conditioning
Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for low-quality water. And you don’t have to keep buying bottled water at the supermarket, too. All you need is a whole-home water purification and conditioning system. This appliance is installed by a professional plumber near your home’s water main, and basically removes all of the bad minerals and contaminants out of the water before it’s delivered to the faucet. It’s a brilliantly simple system that can have a long-lasting, positive impact on your and your family’s health. Plus, will also protect your property and possessions from damage.
Interested? Call T.Webber for more information on water treatment in Poughkeepsie today!