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You need to have your water tested. Fortunately, it’s

never been easier or cheaper. Atlantic Blue Water Center will provide expert in-home water treatment, for free!

Have you ever thought about how much water you use in the course of an average day? Maybe you grab a glass of water from the tap, before filling up your coffee pot. After that, you might load up the washing machine and do a basket of laundry. From there, you might jump in the shower or take a long soak in the tub. For dinner, you might boil some water and cook pasta. Afterward, you may run the dishwasher.

Throughout the course of any given day, you’ll rely on your home’s water. Even if you drink bottled water, you’ll be exposed to tap water in the shower and while running appliances. Unfortunately, if your water is contaminated with lead, nitrates, magnesium, or various other contaminants, you could be putting you and your family’s health at risk.

This is why water testing is so important. It’s not just about pure, clean tasting water (although that’s important to!). It’s also about protecting your health and well-being. It’s almost impossible to avoid exposure to your tap water. Fortunately, by having your water tested, you’ll be able to learn if there are any dangers.

What Types of Contaminants Might Be Found In Your Water?

One of the key benefits of a water test is that it will uncover contaminants in your water. If you find out that your water is contaminated, you can take steps to protect yourself and your family. For example, you could install a whole-house water filter and ensure that clean water is delivered to every tap. Or you could get fresh and purified water from our free fill station.

On the other hand, if you find out that your water is clean and not contaminated, you don’t have to worry about using your tap water for drinking, cooking, showers, and more. So, what contaminants might be found in your water?

First, heavy metals, including lead and chromium 6, are sometimes found in water. These heavy metals are especially dangerous. Chromium 6 has been tied to cancer, while lead can stunt childhood development.

So-called “forever chemicals” are also common contaminants. These chemicals are used in a variety of industrial settings and for various purposes. Forever chemicals are often found in packaging and elsewhere. Unfortunately, these chemicals can make their way into your water. They have been linked to increased incidents of cancer.

Then there are nitrates, which have likewise been linked to cancer. Nitrates are often used as fertilizer on farms. When it rains, the fertilizers can make their way into the water supply.

Ever heard of hard water? That’s caused by excessive amounts of calcium and magnesium. Hard water can irritate your skin, turn your hair brittle, and damage your appliances, among other things.

Unfortunately, many other contaminants may be in your water. Some of these contaminants could pose a severe risk to your health. That’s why it’s wise to get your water tested.

Free, Professional Water Testing

Okay, so you know that contaminants could be lurking in your tap water. What’s the next step? How can you protect yourself? Start with a free, professional water test. Atlantic Blue Water Center provides free, professional water testing. We offer this service because we know clean water is vital to your health. Schedule your water test today by calling (410) 751-9200 or bring a water sample in to our full-service laboratory!