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10 Warning Signs Your Water Quality is Bad

Water quality is a very important aspect of your home. Access to clean water is a luxury that we often take for granted, but if you take a moment to think about how often you utilize it, you will realize just how important it is. For drinking, bathing, and cleaning, you use the water in your home multiple times every day. Your water may be high quality now, but there are several factors that could be negatively affecting or even contaminating your supply. It’s possible for water quality to lessen due to possible lead, chemical, or mineral contamination.

If you aren’t sure about the quality of your water, or you suspect that something may be off about it, call Jones Services today. We offer a range of water treatment services that will give you peace of mind knowing that your water is safe. There are things you can look out for on your own as well-here are ten warning signs that your water quality is bad:

Murky water- Your water should always be clear. If you find that your water is cloudy, it could contain high mineral levels. While water often contains minerals on its own and is still completely safe for consumption, it’s best to have a professional assess the situation.

Chlorine smell-A chemical smell coming from your water should be addressed immediately. Most public water treatment facilities add small, safe amounts of chlorine to kill any bacteria, but your water should never smell like anything. If you suddenly notice that your glass of water smells like a swimming pool, call Jones Services.

Tinted water-Any sort of colored tint or discoloration is a sign that something is wrong. This can occur as a result of several reasons, such as excessive iron or manganese levels and rust within your drain and sewer system. Discontinue drinking and use until the problem is resolved.

Sulfur smell-Low levels of sulfur aren’t a cause for concern. If you notice that your water smells strongly of rotten eggs, it’s likely that the sulfur levels are high and you should contact a professional.

Oily film-If you notice an oily film on top of the standing water in your home, such as the toilet or the bathtub after you fill it, it’s a telltale sign that grease or oil has somehow made it into your system. A Jones Service professional will be able to pinpoint the problem and fix the situation.

Sediment-Most water is pulled from the earth, via wells or reservoirs. It’s completely natural for sediment to be drawn out with it, but water treatment facilities should filter most of it out before it reaches your taps. If you notice sediment or debris in your water repeatedly, you should call a professional.

Strange taste-If your water has any taste, bitter or metallic, you should stop drinking it immediately. This is a major sign of contamination and should be addressed immediately.

Pipe problems- Because water is delivered to your taps through a drain and sewer system of pipes, you should take their condition into consideration. If you notice any rust or mineral buildup, or you are experiencing frequent clogs or backups, it’s possible that your water is being affected.

Local issues- Have you noticed any issues in your neighborhood? Are your neighbors experiencing any problems with their water? Because piping systems are connected, it’s likely that multiple homes may experience similar problems. Damage can occur due to construction or wear and tear over the years, causing the water to be contaminated.

Poor water pressure-If your water pressure has noticeable decreased recently, it’s a sign that something may be wrong in your pipes. If there is a leak or crack in your system, harmful contaminants can sneak into your water supply.

How We Can Help

At Jones Services, we offer a range of solutions to improve your water quality. Our trained and experienced professionals will be able to locate a problem within your system and fix it in a timely manner. We also offer services that are specifically designed to improve the quality of your water, making it safe for use and consumption.

Water softeners are a perfect solution if your home has hard water. This occurs when there are high levels of calcium or magnesium present. Over time, these minerals can build up and solidify causing blockages. Hard water can also affect cleaning as it reacts differently with soaps and detergents. A water softener is installed in your system, and combats these minerals. Water sanitizers are installed in your system and typically use UV light to purify water. Water purification systems can also be installed in your home. They work to filter out any harmful contaminants and increase the quality of your water. Reverse osmosis filtration is extremely helpful in removing potentially hazardous contaminants.

If you have any questions or concerns about the water quality in your home, call Jones Services today.

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