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Ways to Improve Your Water Quality and Efficiency

Clean water is something everybody needs, but not everybody thinks about it on a day-to-day basis. Most people assume that their running water is clean and safe to use. Unfortunately, the quality of water in US homes has been declining.

Towns all over the country are suffering from water quality problems. Whether the cause is sewage leaks, oil spills, or other water pollution events, contaminated water is finding its way to more communities than ever. 

Homeowners in the Tarrant County area may be seeking information on the best ways to improve water quality. Your home’s water greatly affects your quality of life – not to mention your water bill. The quality of your water is something that you should leave in the hands of an expert. 

Here are some of the top tips on ways to improve your home’s water quality and efficiency.

Test Your Water Quality

Before you can enhance the water quality in your home, you first need to determine the current state of your water. Testing your water will let you know if it contains any bacteria or contaminants that are potentially dangerous.

Lead, pesticides, nitrogen, chlorine, and a host of other contaminants are seriously harmful to your health and need to be filtered out.

Some people purchase at-home solutions to test their water, but these do-it-yourself kits are often expensive and frequently hard to read. For the best results, you can contact your city to obtain their water testing results. Environmental Working Group is a non-profit dedicated to clean drinking water and posts results on their website for quick access. ABC Plumbing has test kits on hand so we can test your water on the spot and to help better understand results as well as solutions to move forward. 

Make Sure Your Water Heater Is in Good Condition

Water heaters can hold a significant amount of bacteria. What many people don’t consider about their water heater is how frequently it is used. Harmful metal, bacteria, sediments, and other hazardous contaminants build up at an alarming rate. 

You should have your water heater serviced by having it flushed and checked up annually to avoid sediment buildup and more. A licensed professional plumber at ABC Plumbing will do this during a routine maintenance visit – to learn more about this service please click here.

Pro Tip: Making sure your water heater is well-maintained throughout the years with a licensed plumber keeps you from having to make preventable plumbing repairs instead of simple plumbing maintenance.

Install a Comprehensive Water Filtration System

Everyone is aware of popular retail water filters that are easily attached to your sink and promise to cleanse your water of contaminants and heavy salts. While these easy-fix water filters are quick options for very basic water filtering, something more full-scale is needed for complete water filtration throughout your home. 

There are numerous reasons to consider a water filtration system for your home, such as:

  • Extends the life of your plumbing system
  • Saving money by protecting your home’s fixtures
  • Healthier and clearer skin
  • Better-tasting drinking water
  • Removing contaminants like nitrates, pesticides, and viruses
  • Cleaner dishes and clothes
  • Helping protect the environment

Before harsh water wears down your pipes and you need professional plumbing repairs, think about hiring ABC Plumbing to install an efficient water filtration system. Not only will your drinking water and showers be dramatically improved, but your overall health will benefit too. 

We trust and install a Halo Water Systems for whole house filtration and more.

Schedule Necessary Plumbing Repairs

Letting plumbing issues go unaddressed will exacerbate the problem, cost you more money down the line and not to mention cause you an increasing amount of unnecessary frustration and stress. Your plumbing will be more efficient, and your water quality will greatly improve when you fix problems right away. As soon as you notice an issue, contact us for a free plumbing inspection and if needed an estimate for repairs will be given onsite.

Talk to the Professionals at ABC Plumbing

There are plenty of steps you can take on your own, but the experience of a licensed professional plumber will help you decide what will be the best next step for your home’s water quality and efficiency. 

Do-it-yourself solutions and attempts to patch-repair your plumbing issues typically result in a bigger mess than you had before. What’s worse, every day you have to wait for a plumber is a day that you will be inconvenienced. 

To save yourself time, frustration, and money, just call ABC Plumbing before you do anything to your home’s plumbing system. We provide honest solutions with our FREE onsite estimates.