Testing the Waters in Kannapolis
No one wants to gamble every time they turn on the faucet. Water quality testing is essential for making sure your home’s water is safe. The presence of certain additives, such as fluoride and chlorine, is to be expected. They contribute to healthy teeth and kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. But when they’re present in high amounts, that’s when problems arise.
Too much of a good thing is dangerous! Water quality testing can discover whether chemicals and additives are within safe levels. Chlorine control is especially important because even when you’re bathing or showering, you’re gonna breathe in the chlorine in the water! Amounts higher than what’s allowed can irritate skin and lungs.
When Water is Hard
One of the contributing factors to your water’s flavor is its mineral content. While bottled mineral water at a restaurant is a refreshing treat, the wrong kind of minerals flowing through your pipes can cause buildups that lead to blockages. High mineral content can also cause stains on your clothes, sinks, tubs, and any appliances that rely on water piped to your home.
Calcium and magnesium are common culprits of water hardness. They’re not gonna cause you or your family harm, but if you’re concerned about the long-term health of your plumbing, keeping them under control is essential. Let us help you! We can install water softening systems to combat hard water with sodium, which will make your water better for removing soap when washing, and it’ll keep your hair from drying and becoming brittle.
Balance Your pH!
You want your water’s pH to be at a seven. Good ole seven is the direct middle of the pH scale, which means your water isn’t acidic or basic. High pH makes slippery, bitter water that causes buildup on your fixtures. Low pH creates sour water that can eat away at your pipes. Getting your water pH right in the middle is the healthiest for your plumbing!
Now, a pH of 6 or 8 might sound “close enough,” but anything more or less than seven can cause problems faster than you think. If you’ve been having problems with leaky pipes or a clogged water heater, this is a sign that your pH balance may be off, and it’s time for some water quality testing!
Water Full of Iron
Iron is an essential nutrient for life. But when the iron content in your water is too high, it’ll taste metallic and can even look rusty! High iron content can stain clothes and fixtures. And just like high mineral content, it can build up and clog pipes. Water quality testing can identify your water’s iron content so you can get a plan together to reduce it and get clear, pleasant tasting water from your taps.
Water Quality Testing from Morris-Jenkins
You deserve clean water in your home. A quick internet search for “water quality testing near me,” and we’re gonna pop to the top of the results for a reason! Our tests can show you the pH balance, mineral content, iron content, and volume of chlorine and other additives.
Our free test (yes, free) is quick and can give you peace of mind. For a more in-depth review of your water, we can test for over a hundred different additives. The more in-depth test isn’t free or immediate since it gets sent to a lab, but the results are even more thorough and can be a great option if the regular test hasn’t identified your particular water woes.
The Next Step
Water quality testing is only the first part of the solution. As they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step! To solve your plumbing problems, Morris-Jenkins does more than “test.” We also have the trained, expert technicians to correct the issues, too! For maintenance, replacement, and repair, Morris-Jenkins is the only call you need to make.
Oh, and when you need to call, remember that we’re open til midnight every day! Contact us right away and schedule your test. We wanna make your water work for YOU!