While the water in area homes is generally safe to drink, it may not be as pure as people think it is. The majority of water in the Lloydminster, AB, area can be improved dramatically with carefully selected treatment equipment. Here are a few ways the R&D Plumbing and Heating experts can improve your home’s water quality.
Get Your Home’s Water Tested
To determine what types of Water Treatment are needed, a comprehensive water test is always recommended. Testing determines what the current pH level is and identifies any contaminants in the water. Once that information is available, it’s far easier to recommend treatment options tailored to meet your home’s needs.
The testing procedure is relatively simple, and the results can be returned quickly. Our goal is to ensure your home’s water supply is safe and the water doesn’t create any issues for your home’s plumbing system and appliances.
Removing Excess Iron and Sulphur
Water in the Lloydminster area often has high levels of iron and sulfur. Those elements can generally be ignored if they’re present in low levels, but higher levels impact the taste and smell of the water supply. Iron also stains fixtures and even clothing that’s being washed. Iron and sulphur removal will eliminate these issues. The water’s taste is dramatically improved, and iron no longer damages surfaces or clothing.
Installing a Reverse Osmosis System
Some contaminants are difficult to remove using a traditional filter. That’s when a reverse osmosis system may be recommended. A reverse osmosis system removes most contaminants by forcing the water through a semipermeable membrane. The result is clean water that tastes great and won’t stain sinks.
These systems require some space, but our team of experts will work with clients to install the system in the best location possible to conserve valuable storage space. If you’re unsure how much this type of system will benefit your home, take the time to discuss all options with one of our team members.
Utilizing Ultraviolet Sterilizers
When a home’s water supply includes higher levels of bacteria, parasites, or fungi, our team will suggest making use of an ultraviolet sterilizer to neutralize those threats. Water from municipal supplies and home wells generally contains very low levels of those elements that do not pose any real risk. When tests show higher levels of the contaminants, a sterilizer will keep your home’s water supply safe.
These types of threats may vary over time, and property owners are always encouraged to be proactive in protecting their water supply even if threats are seasonal or not always present. Putting safety first is always the best option.
Softening Hard Water
Hard water is never a benefit. Water that’s high in minerals will affect the taste of water, but most residents object more to the scum and stains left behind when bathing, washing clothes or dishes, or on a home’s siding when watering the lawn. A water softener filters out the minerals, making the water much more pleasant to use.
Hard water also threatens appliances, especially water heaters, dishwashers, and clothes washers. Over time, the high mineral content builds up in the appliances and shortens their lives. Minerals also build up in the home’s water supply lines, meaning plumbing systems generally need repairs more often when hard water is present.
Get Started Today
Your water supply should always be safe to drink and pose no threat to plumbing lines or appliances. If your home’s water has an unpleasant taste or smell, now is the time to contact the R&D Plumbing & Heating team.
If sinks, toilets, and shower areas are stained or coated with mineral deposits, contacting our water experts for advice is strongly recommended. Remember, it’s far better to improve your home’s water supply than to worry about having to replace water lines or appliances prematurely.
Since contaminated water is also a health hazard for your family, it’s important to schedule a water quality test now. With the proper treatment system in place, you’ll never have to worry about the quality and safety of the home’s water supply.
It’s easy to get started. Simply give R&D Plumbing & Heating a call or use our site’s contact option. We’ll gladly schedule a water test at your convenience.