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While investing in a whole-house water filtration system is the best way to improve the water quality in your home by removing almost all of the bad guys in your water, it’s certainly not the only thing you can do to improve the water quality in your home or business.

Home Water Solutions has offices in Loveland, Thorton, and Hayden, Idaho, in order to bring you water solutions you can depend upon. Our water filters are the best, using reverse osmosis in order to filter out the tiniest microorganisms that can do you and your family harm, such as pesticides, estrogen, bacteria, chlorine, and heavy metals. In this blog post, we’ll go over some super simple tips you can implement to improve the water quality in your home or office. Contact us today to learn more!

TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME OR OFFICE’S WATER QUALITY

Plumbing Pipes

We discussed in our last post how the water quality can affect your plumbing. Well, the reverse can hold true as well — how your pipes can affect your water quality. Thankfully, due to the discovery of lead pipes causing health problems, most of those pipes have been replaced. That being said, you want to ensure you have the correct pipes. Home Water Solutions recommends that you replace galvanized pipes with copper or lead-free piping fixtures. Galvanized piping are old, iron pipes installed in many homes in the 1960s and earlier. Corrosion can build up on these pipes, resulting in discolored water and lead being released into the water.

Faucet Aerators

Faucet aerators are little component parts added on to the end of your faucet that add air to the water coming out, significantly reducing its flow. This is one popular way to conserve water. However, they still maintain a high pressure feel and help to reduce splashing in sinks. Faucet aerators need to be cleaned out periodically because they can become clogged with sediment and other materials.

Hot Water Heater

Hot water heaters should be drained and flushed of all the buildup at least once a year. Sediment, bacteria, metals, and other nasties can build up in the water heater tank and have a big effect on water quality and water pressure. Flushing your hot water heater helps to maintain the health of your hot water system, extend its shelf life, and prevent costly repairs.

Water Filters

Home Water Solutions mentioned this solution above, but it’s worth mentioning again. The benefits of a home water filtration system cannot be overemphasized. Your local water treatment facility just isn’t able to filter water like we believe it should be. Hence, we’re offering a whole-house water filtration system in our local communities of Loveland, Thorton, and Hayden, Idaho, because we want to help others keep their families safe.

When you install one of our whole-house water filtering systems, you are removing harmful contaminants and impurities from your water supply that can affect your body in serious ways over time. From lead and percolates to cysts and bacteria, your water can make you sick. Installing a whole-house water filtration system is one of the best things you can do for your family. Also, check any other filters you may have and change those regularly. Refrigerators often have filters, as well as pitchers of water that you use for drinking with.

Flushing

If your water has been sitting (such as overnight), you’ll want to run your water tap from your sink for at least two minutes before you use that water for drinking or cooking. When water sits for a period of time, water quality deteriorates. However, this can be a big waste of water when every drop counts. Instead, Home Water Solutions in Loveland recommends that you use other forms of water in your home first to get the water moving. Activities like doing a load of laundry, showering, flushing the toilet, or running the dishwasher is all it takes to make this happen.

Cold Water

It is recommended that you do not drink hot water or cook with hot water. Water when heated dissolves any contaminants that are present, including lead.

HOW HOME WATER SOLUTIONS CAN HELP

Home Water Solutions is passionate about bringing clean water, free from any pollutants or contaminants, to your home. We’ve dedicated our lives to bringing our communities in Loveland, Thornton, and Hayden, Idaho, the purest drinking water possible to maintain a healthy way of life.

To be sure of the quality of your drinking water, Home Water Solutions offers a free water quality test. We’ll come to your home in one of our amazing communities and test your water to find out what exactly is in it. Then, we can help you decide if a whole-house water filtration system is for you. Contact us today to schedule your free water test!