Water quality can no longer be taken for granted, and its quality varies from place to place and even house to house. A variety of factors can affect how your water tastes, smells, feels, and works in and around your home. Well water quality, possible contamination, an aging water distribution system, violations of federal drinking water standards, and a home’s plumbing are examples of things that can affect a home’s water supply. Some water problems may not be as obvious as others. Below, we’ve listed the water problems we commonly see in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Harrisburg and State College, Pennsylvania, Rochester, New York as well as Bel-Air and Frederick, Maryland. But we need to test your water to determine if water treatment is necessary and which option is right for you.
Pure, clean water is H2O, and anything else in water is essentially a contaminant. Yet there are so many things that can make their way into water and affect its quality. We’ve seen homes with a variety of water issues like sulfur, hardness and iron. But some homeowners have battled with water that contains bacteria, viruses, volatile organic compounds, total dissolved solids and a number of other contaminants. Do you know what the quality of your well water is like? If you have a private well, you, as the homeowner, are responsible for the quality of the water in your home. It’s suggested that homeowners have their well tested every year, yet many people only test the water’s quality when they build or purchase their home. Even if your well water tests fine, your water must travel through the pipes in your home before it reaches your tap. Those with older homes or those who have water pipes that have not been replaced in years may want to have their water tested for lead. Most people don’t really know much about the quality of their well water. And worse yet, they don’t know how to solve their water problems once they realize they have them. We can help. We’ll test your water, see if it contains anything of concern, and then recommend any needed solutions.