Your water quality is so important to the safety and well-being of you and your family. Bad water will not only taste or smell bad, but it can also cause staining or worse yet, make someone seriously ill. That’s where Martens Plumbing & Heating can help—below we’re sharing these and some of our other top reasons to have your water tested today.
Healthy Water Is Vital for Good Immune Systems
The fact is that some of our loved ones are more prone to fall ill from contaminated water than others. Pregnant women, infants and young children, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems need the cleanest water possible for healthy development and lifestyles. Water testing will help identify any harmful bacteria or chemicals that might lead to health issues.
Private Well Water May Be Riper for Contaminants
Did you know around 25 percent of Wisconsinites drink from private wells? While the state helps protect public water systems, private wells are another story.
These water sources can be more subject to nitrates and bacteria from nearby livestock that penetrate the water you use every day. Both the EPA and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources suggest you have your well water tested annually for a variety of Water Quality Indicators (WQIs). Even though your well water might look and taste just fine, you’ll be better served by getting that annual water test.
Enhance the Look, Taste, and Smell of Your Water
Discolored water in your Mukwonago home may just be the result of the water lines being flushed. That’s a temporary issue that can be fixed by running all your faucets for a few minutes. But if your water doesn’t look, taste, or smell right for a longer period, that could be a much bigger issue.
For example, too much hydrogen sulfide gives water that rotten egg smell (common with well water). Too much iron or lead gives water that metallic taste and smell. Sometimes the problem can even relate back to your water heater or softener. The only way to know for sure is to have your water tested by a professional.
How You Can Get Your Water Tested in Your Mukwonago Home
Looking for more reasons to have your water tested? Martens Plumbing & Heating is an expert in virtually all Mukwonago-area water system testing and solutions. To schedule your water for testing, call 262-363-7146 or contact us today.