Do You Need To Filter Your Tap Water?
When it comes to filtering tap water, most people are concerned with either hard water, chlorine, or bacteria.
If you’re in Bonney Lake, the chances are that the presence of any of these won’t be large enough to cause problems, but for some folks and certain homes, any amount is too much.
West Coast Plumbing, Pumps & Filtration, LLC has been installing water filtration systems for years. Our plumbers stay current on all of the most effective, modern home water filters and know how to identify which type will be best for you.
Does your tap water not taste right? Contact us for all you water filtration needs.
How To Tell If You Have Hard Water
By most definitions, hard water is water that reads high in magnesium and calcium content. Most of the time, people only realize they have hard water after buildup occurs in their plumbing – including build up in water filters!
Curious if your water might be on the hard side? Here are a few ways to catch it early.
1. The Soap Test
The easiest way to test for hardness in water is the soap test. Using a clear bottle of at least 12 ounces, fill up the bottle with tap water. Next, add 10 drops of soap to the water and shake. De-cap the bottle and look for bubbles. If your water is as bubbly as you’d expect, your water is probably soft. If it’s not, it might be on the harder side.
2. Look At Your Dishes
This might be what tips you off, but if you haven’t already – look at your dishes. If there’s a “chalky” layer after they’ve been through the dishwasher, or even after being rinsed under the faucet, there is at least some mineralization happening in your water. The question is, how much?
3. Professional Evaluation
For precise results, call up a plumber to get your water quality tested. Ultimately, this is the best way to determine exactly what kind of impurities can be found in your water, and to what extent. After you’ve determined the baseline quality of your water, you can form a real action plan to deal with it for good.
Water Filters – What Are They Good For?
In some cases, absolutely everything. Here’s why water filtration is always worth looking into.
Prevention of Mineral Build-Up In Plumbing
Certain water filters are designed specifically to grab the minerals that wreak havoc on plumbing systems before they get a chance to do any damage. For homes with plumbing at risk of becoming clogged by mineral deposits, these types of systems make sense.
Taste is subjective, including the taste of your water. Some people might even like the taste of the mineralized water. It’s a trade-off. We find though, that most people just want their water to taste like water. So if you’re noticing something off in the taste of your tap water, a filter that removes impurities may help.
For the same reasons somebody may want to control the water they drink, they may want to control the water the bathe in. The type of water you bathe in could be affecting your skin’s health. Ever try moisturizing with water consisting of bone-dry calcium? It’s a losing battle.
For a fast examination of your water quality and expert, full-home water filtration, give a call to West Coast Plumbing, Pumps & Filtration, LLC to get started.