Do you suspect contaminated tap water at your home? Here at Pure Water, Inc., serving the Sacramento, Northern California, and Sierra Nevada regions, we have some information that may help you better determine whether your water is safe.
Signs of Contamination
- Color—If your water is cloudy or discolored, you may have a water contamination problem. The color of your water could be altered by minerals or rust.
- Smell and taste—Your water may also have an issue if you think it smells or tastes odd. Bleach, chlorine, and other contaminants can alter the taste and smell of your water.
- Film or sediment—If you notice that standing water in your home has a film or if you see sediment in your water, you likely have a contaminated water issue.
- Staining—Stains on your silverware or fixtures can be a sign that there is a problem with your water quality that may need to be addressed.
If you suspect contaminated tap water at your home, contact us here at Pure Water. We can test your water and help you determine what method would be best to fix it so that you can feel safe drinking your water and using it for your day-to-day life.
Researching Your Water Safety
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulations ensuring that water providers inform you about the safety of your water. Your water provider must have a copy of your Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). This report provides details of water tests and the results. You can contact your local water provider for a copy if you have not received one.
Additionally, the Environmental Working Group’s National Drinking Water Database can give some useful information about the water in your area. The EPA also has a program that helps homeowners track down information on general water quality tests performed in their area. This information can tell you about potential water quality issues. This can be helpful if your water comes from a well.
Test Your Water
If you suspect there is an issue with your water, there are kits you can purchase online to test your water. You can also contact us here at Pure Water in Sacramento for a free standard water test. If there are less common specific contaminants you are concerned about, there may be specific tests that need to be performed to determine if such contaminants are present in your water.
Once you know whether you have a water quality issue, we can give you specific and tailored options to improve your water quality. You may only need a simple water filter or you may need a water filtration system to properly address the water issues for your situation.
Do you suspect contaminated tap water at your home? Contact us at Pure Water, Inc. serving the Northern California and the Sierra Nevada areas. We can test your water and help you determine your next steps after we have your results. Having clean water can be as simple as a phone call away.