Signs and Solutions for Home Contamination
At Ashton Tucker, one of our primary goals with our water treatment equipment is to provide safe and properly treated drinking water. Whether in a large treatment plant or in the home, the proper procedures for water treatment must always be followed to ensure safety in water being consumed.
Whether you rent or own your living space, you can play a part in making sure your water is properly treated and remains healthy. Here are a few tips to follow here, including initial signs that something might be wrong with your water, and what you can do about it.
In many cases, the early signs that there’s something wrong with your drinking water will be readily apparent to your senses. Water that contains unhealthy amounts of sulfur, for instance, will often give off an odor of rotten eggs. If there’s metal sentiment in water, it can often taste metallic in a noticeable way.
If you notice these or any other significant differences in taste, smell or consistency, stop drinking your water and pick up the phone to call your local supplier.
Consumer Confidence Report
By law, you can request that your local supplier provide you with a copy of their most recent Consumer Confidence Report. This is a report that will allow you to take an in-depth look at the quality of water being provided in your area or community, and to pick up on any issues herein. If there are discrepancies, you can demand maintenance or a return of funds.
Individual Home Tests
If you’re still unsure of the issue after viewing the Consumer Confidence Report, you can ask the supplier or agency to run a separate, individual test on the water coming from your own home. You can also perform this test yourself with a home testing kit, though these results tend to be less detailed – but they can still identify harmful chemicals, pesticides or bacteria in the water.
Want to learn more about identifying water issues, or interested in any of our water process equipment? Speak to the pros at Ashton Tucker today.