Do You Need to Test Your Water?
For a while, water testing was just something people with well water had to do. But it can still be a good idea, no matter where your water comes from! That’s because some things, while not really harmful to your health, can be bad for your pipes, appliances, and even your skin! Some of these things can even make your water taste bad. We can test your water if you notice some of these signs:
- Dry hair or skin
- Stains on your clothes or dishes
- A sour taste in your water
- Hard water stains on your faucets or sink
What We’re Testing For
We’re gonna test for a few things when you call us. We’ll test chlorine levels, water hardness, the pH level, and iron levels. Most water will have a little bit of chlorine. It’s there to keep things away that you really don’t want swimming in your drinking glass. Chlorine will kill bacteria, viruses, and parasites and isn’t really harmful in very small quantities. But too much of it isn’t a good thing either. Even if you use a water filter for your drinking water, your body absorbs most chlorine from taking showers.
Hard water has a lot of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. These things aren’t bad (in fact, your body needs them), but too much in your water is gonna cause those annoying stains on your faucets and clothes. We’ll test for water hardness, and we’ll also run a test for iron.
If your water is sour, there might be something off with the pH level. A pH level that’s too high or too low is gonna cause problems. Too low and it’ll taste bad and eat away at your pipes. Too high and your water is gonna trickle slower out of your pipes and put a build-up of crust on your fixtures.
At Morris-Jenkins, we do basic water tests for free. We want everyone in Concord to know the basics of what’s in their water. All you have to do is text us or call us, and we’ll set up a water quality test. If you need something more than our free test, you can set up more detailed testing through us, too! Good water isn’t just something nice to have, it’s a basic human need. It makes sense for it to be easy to test.
Once you get your water tested, we’ll let you know how to fix any problems that come up. You won’t be alone when you make decisions about your water because you’ll always have us on your side!
Your Next Steps
If something is wrong with your water, there’ll be something you can do, and we’ll know just what to recommend. You might have to get a water softener to take care of the minerals in the water. High or low pH levels can be fixed with a special tank that your water passes through before coming out of your faucets. After the tests, we’re not gonna throw a bunch of technical terms at you. We’ll just tell you the next step and help you get there.
If the problem with your water was around for a long time, your pipes and fixtures might need some help, too. We can replace anything that’s corroded from a low pH level, and we can install brand new faucets if you want.
At Morris-Jenkins, a lot of us own homes too. We’ve been where you are now! We’ve had hard water stains, bad tasting water, and worries about the water we were giving our families. We know exactly what you’re going through! We wanna take all your worries away so you can enjoy the house you’ve worked so hard to own. If you’re in Concord and you wanna know exactly what’s in your water, give Morris-Jenkins a call, or visit our website and have a little chat with us!