What contaminants could be in my water?
Water contaminants are more common than you think. Chemical elements like chlorine or disinfectant byproducts could remain in your drinking water long after it has left municipal facilities. Minerals like arsenic and lead can seep into your water through the ground or through old, corroded pipes. Pesticides and fertilizers PFAS/PFOS/PFOA can get into your water, as well. For a lot of the common water contaminants, you can taste, smell or see them, but some contaminants are impossible to detect without a water test.
What are the effects of these contaminants?
The effects of contaminants in your water could range from mild to extreme. Long-term health effects of drinking water with excess chlorine in it can lead to asthma and other respiratory problems, especially in children. Pesticides and fertilizers can lead to an increased risk of cancer, infertility and loss of proper functionality in your eyes, kidneys and liver. Some contaminants can even be deadly.
How do I get rid of contaminants?
If you have contaminants in your water, the best thing to do is have a water filtration system installed. Water filters will rid your water of most contaminants and can even make the water tastier to drink. If you’re really worried about contaminants being in your water, call 1st Choice Water Solutions. We’ll provide you with a free water test. From there we can determine what water filtration systems or water softeners are right for your home.