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Why Should I Have My Water Tested?

Water testing is a prudent choice for responsible homeowners. We get our public tap water courtesy of the city, which largely does a good job of filtering out minerals and contaminants. Even so, certain contaminants remain a concern, including nitrate, lead, copper and more sophisticated chemicals such as pharmaceuticals flushed down the drain. Erosion of mineral deposits in our soil can lead to unexpected spikes in your contaminant levels, which can impact the safety of your family. Water testing checks for high levels of such minerals, adding a layer of protection for you and your family. “Why should I have my water tested?” you ask.

Beyond the obvious benefits of health and safety, there are some extremely good reasons.

Individual circumstances make a very strong case for testing your water. For example, if you get your water from a private well instead of the public system, then there is no government health testing to check for its contents. Having it tested yourself will ensure it stays safe to drink. Similarly, if you’re expecting a child in the family, you should specifically test for nitrate to ensure that your drinking water is healthy for your new addition.

Beyond that, testing your water can help retain your pipes and plumbing system in general. Minerals, bacteria and other harmful components can damage pipes over time, leading to build-ups in the pipe as well as eventual corrosion. Such problems appear slowly, over time, such that you probably won’t be aware of them until they cause a major problem. Testing the water (and installing a water filtration system if the tests indicate) will spare your plumbing, allowing it to last longer and reducing the need for costly repairs.

Considering the soil and mineral content in your city, water testing in Chandler, AZ makes a lot of sense. The experts at The Sunny Plumber can help you out, both with the testing itself and with the installation of water purifying filters to help keep your water as clean as possible. Give us a call to set up an appointment today.

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