What’s in your water?

What’s in your water?

Water. It is vital to sustaining life yet is something that most of us take for granted. We turn on the faucet and there it is. As long as our water doesn’t smell or taste funny we tend not to give it a second thought. Yet do you truly know what’s in your water. Whether you have municipal water or have well water, its important to know that your water is as pure as possible. Hidden dangers in your water can not only carry health risks but over time can cause extensive and costly damage to your plumbing system and the equipment and appliances that use it.


hardwater001In our area hard water is a particularly common problem. Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and, in many cases, iron. Most homes have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. In many cases, homeowners don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes.


Many mistake the telltale signs of hard water and blame the problems on inadequate cleaners and detergents and poor performing appliances. Or they resign themselves to the fact that these problems are simply a way of life. Dry skin and hair, bathtub ring, spots on glass and silverware, dull, dingy clothing, disappointing performance and a shortened life expectancy of water-using appliances are all problems frequently caused by hard water. Most don’t realize how much time, money and energy is spent fighting the hard water battle.


lime-scaleScale is another common problem that can lead to costly repairs. As water travels through the earth, it picks up minerals, like calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are found in most water supplies; when the water eventually enters your home and is heated, it forms a rock-like scale build-up.

Scale is obvious on shower doors and fixtures, but it will also form in places you can’t see. Common problem areas include water pipes and hot water-using appliances, such as your water heater and dishwasher.


Water%20Testing%20ImageBHCP can provide solutions to all of your water problems and help you keep your family and home safe from damage caused by poor water quality. The first step is understanding exactly is lurking in your water supply. Call us today and schedule your FREE water test!




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