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3 Things You Didn’t Know Are in Your Home’s Water

Water Quality

Water quality issues in places like Flint, MI, have driven home the need for water filtration. Municipal supplies and well water quality aren't the only factors. Old plumbing inside a home or environmental factors specific to a given area are often to blame for low-quality water.

Here are three common drinking water contaminants you might not know about:

1. Algae

Does your water taste dirty, musty or even fishy? Algae is probably to blame, though it might not be from your municipal water supply. Bacteria can grow in water pipes under the street and inside your home. Thankfully, these growths usually won’t make you sick -- but they might make you smell like it.

2. Copper

If drinking straight from the tap leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, corrosive pipes are probably to blame. Old copper pipes used in early infrastructure have started to break down. The same is true for copper pipes in older homes. You’ll have to test water at your tap and at the intake to your home to uncover where the problem lies.

3. Chlorine

Likely the most common complaint, an “Eau de Chlorine,” is often caused by cleaning agents added to water supplies. In some areas, the agent is chlorine. In other, the agent reacts with particles in the water to create a similar smell or taste. A whole-home filtration unit by Halo Water Systems will prevent you and your water from smelling like the local pool.

Contact Dependable Service Plumbing to select the right water filtration device for your home’s needs. Improve your water quality and keep your family safe in one simple purchase. Get in touch with our product experts today.

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