With all of the things out there that could cause your family harm, you need to be proactive in managing risks. One risk that you may not have thought of is the illnesses that you could contract from unclean water.
While water is often contaminated at the source because of pollution and other environmental influences, if your plumbing system is compromised, you are at risk in your own home in Pearland, TX. If you haven’t considered these risks, it is time to call your superhero plumber in to assess and fix any potential problems.
Don’t Risk Your Health
Unclean water contains a lot of undesirables, among them nitrates, E coli and other bacteria, salmonella, arsenic, lead, herbicides, pesticides and more. If you are wondering, “Can I really get that sick”?” the short answer is yes you most certainly can.
Depending on what you ingest, you may experience get nausea, lung irritations, rashes, vomiting, headache, and dizziness, within 24 to 48 hours after consumption.
In the longer term, you could get cancer, kidney disease, neurological problems and respiratory problems. Contaminated water has even been known to cause birth defects. Given the potential seriousness of the situation, you are well advised to tend to your plumbing ASAP to make sure that you are safe.
How Your Plumber Provides Clean Water
The first thing that you should investigate is what your pipes are made of. If they pre-date 1980, it is possible that they contain lead, which can leach into your drinking water. To reduce this significant risk, replace these pipes with either copper or PVC pipes. Copper is useful in resisting bacteria, viruses, and germs.
To reduce this significant risk, replace these pipes with either copper or PVC pipes. Copper is useful in resisting bacteria, viruses, and germs.
As an extra safety measure, install a water filtration system. While this will not necessarily remove some of the more dangerous toxins if your water is contaminated, it will improve your overall water quality. Some common water filtration technologies are reverse osmosis and ion exchange systems. It depends on what the mineral makeup of water is to determine what system best suits you.
Some common water filtration technologies are reverse osmosis and ion exchange systems. It depends on what the mineral makeup of water is to determine what system best suits you.
Water Conservation Tips
Join your plumber’s heroic efforts by committing to water conservation. You will save money on your water bills and save the planet at the same time.
Do you want to know what probably wastes the most water in your home? It’s not your kids brushing their teeth (although they should turn the water off in-between); it is plumbing leaks.
In the U.S.A seemingly small plumbing leaks waste thousands of gallons of water a year. As a rule, don’t delay if you spot a leak. Get it fixed today.