There are multiple benefits to having good water quality in the home.
First, there are both obvious and not so obvious health benefits that may be difficult to quantify precisely, however most people would agree that their preference would be having any of these subtle benefits working for them instead of against them.
Even trace amounts of certain chemicals that have no observable effect on taste, smell and appearance can have negative effects over the long-term. For example, water that is mildly acidic can cause tooth enamel to weaken and permit bacteria to penetrate into the roots and gums where they can be responsible for something as minor as bad breath, or something as serious as major periodontal disease.
The effect of poor water quality on the hair and skin is also well documented. When a home's water quality is poor, it doesn't have a hydrating effect on the skin, but causes dryness and flaking. Psoriasis and eczema can be aggravated by poor quality water.
Water quality tests have even revealed the presence of toxic inorganic chemicals that have known carcinogenic properties.
Next, there are the effects on household plumbing and appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines that can have their life expectancies reduced by being forced to function with low-quality water that can clog valves, drains and faucets, or cause corrosion that can lead to an unexpected, catastrophic leak.
Clothing also suffers when washed in poor quality water. Detergents fail to rinse out completely in the wash cycle. The caustic ingredients left behind can cause itching and skin irritation. Poor water is also responsible for colors fading and clothes wearing out more quickly than they would if being laundered in quality water.
Improving home water quality begins by having the water analyzed for various factors such as hardness (pH and minerals), toxic chemicals and ionization.
Treating the water to improve its quality is often accomplished through the use of filters and water softeners, or a combination of these.
A qualified plumbing professional, such as All About Pipes Plumbing Inc.
can expertly analyze your home’s water and supply effective, economical methods that will vastly improve its quality.