You might not be able to drink the tap water you use in your home but knowing what might be contributing to its quality will still prove invaluable. We’ve compiled five main factors that could affect your water quality at home and how you can get rid of them.
- Dirty Tank – if your tank hasn’t been cleaned in a while, it might be time to do so now! Fill a bucket with water and pour it into the tank, then scrub any stubborn dirt out of there with a sponge.
It’s also worth taking care not to use too much chlorine or other chemicals when cleaning the tank, as this can build up inside and affect the taste of your tap water.
- Old Worn Taps – replacing your faucets isn’t just a matter of looking good, though! Replace them with new ones as soon as they start to wear, as these can warp over time and cause leaks.
If you don’t want to replace them all at once, spend extra money on better-quality taps. Don’t forget to make sure the basin is also in good condition, especially if you have a shower or bathtub.
- Lead – not all tap water systems are made equal, and those that contain lead can pose health risks to those who drink it. Manufacturers often don’t include chemicals in their products, so you’ll have to ask yourself what you need for your plumbing.
- Well Water – if you live in an area that’s too dry to support many populations, there can be a greater risk of bacteria, as wells are sometimes next to or even close to the ground.
Although we recommend switching to surface water if you can, this solution might not be viable for everyone.
If you need some way of getting water into your home but don’t want the risks of well water, consult a professional plumber about a water filtration system.
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