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.