What’s Included in Your Water Quality Test?
We can order tests for anything, but you might be interested in our free test. With this service, we test for some of the most basic things so you have a good starting point for improving your water.
- Chlorine: Some city water can contain higher levels of chlorine. We’ll check to see how much you have in your water.
- Minerals: Most water contains some amount of iron, magnesium, calcium, and other minerals. It isn’t a problem until there are too many. Lots of minerals can start to cause staining, build-up, and bad-tasting water.
- pH: When it comes to your tap water, you want it to be neutral instead of too acidic or too alkaline. A low pH means your water is too acidic and a high pH means it’s too basic.
What’s the Problem with Chlorine?
If you have an under-the-sink filter for your drinking water, you might be wondering if it’s a big deal for there to be too much chlorine in your tap water. The problem comes from the fact that chlorine has a lower boiling point than water. This means that when you shower, the chlorine can end up in the steam. Breathing in chlorine isn’t great for your lungs. Plus, when you take a warm shower, your pores open up and it’s easier for chlorine to seep into your skin and cause dryness and irritation.
Why Do You Need Water Quality Testing?
There are lots of good reasons to have your water tested, especially since our basic test is free. But make sure to call if you notice any of these issues:
Even if your water doesn’t make you seriously ill, it can still cause mild health problems. We think your water should add to your health, not take away from it, so any problems should be solved right away. Hard water or water with too much chlorine can cause skin irritation, red and sensitive eyes, lung irritation, and dry hair.
A lot of plumbing problems can be linked back to your water. Are your pipes corroding too quickly? Maybe your water is too acidic. Do you have low water pressure? Minerals might be clogging up your pipes.
Bad Tasting Water
If you find yourself reaching for bottled water instead of tap water because you don’t like the taste, there’s a problem. Water can taste too bitter, too sour, too salty, or may taste like chlorine.
What Happens Next?
Whole house water purification and filtration systems can fix many of the problems you might be having with your water. It’s just a matter of having a conversation with your plumber to figure out which one is best in your situation. When you get your test results, we’ll go over lots of different options with you. You’ll have a chance to pick our brains and see what we recommend for you.
Morris-Jenkins is Here for You
If you’ve had lots of bad experiences with plumbers, you might not know what it’s like to work with a company that has your best interest in mind. We’re excited to show you what plumbing services should be like.
The first thing we wanna do to make water quality testing easier on you is to work around your schedule. As one of the largest companies in the Carolinas, we’re able to stay open til midnight so we can work with all kinds of different schedules.
When you call, text, or message us, you’ll always be talking to a local person instead of a machine. We offer quick same-day services to keep up with your busy life, and we don’t charge more for nights or weekends.
If you’re feeling worried about what’s in your water, all you need to do is give us a call. We’ll have answers for you quickly so you can find solutions. Get in touch with our plumbers at Morris-Jenkins today for water quality testing in Mount Holly.
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