Many homes around the country get their water from wells. Although a lot of the time, these get tested by the city, they may not always look as deep at the water as you would want them to. If you have well water, but do not know much about it, you may be wondering what you are putting into your body! If you have a private well, you are going to want to get it tested. It is important to know if it is safe for you and your family to drink. The good thing about well water is that it is free! Not to mention, there is always a lot of it available. At the same time, there is potential for it to have lots of bacteria and chemicals living in it. The most important thing other than getting it tested, is to make sure you have a good water system in place.
What Is in that Water?
It is important to know what you are battling when you are going to get something fixed. If you are new to having a well, you should know that private wells can have a lot more dangerous substances in them than the city wells. Bacteria, arsenic, lead, radon, and mercury could all be looming in your water. All these ingested (even in a small amount) can leave long term health issues.
Ask yourself, what are the contamination levels in my area? If you don’t know this, it may be something to look into. If you know there is contamination in that area, there is a good chance the water will become affected as well. What most homeowners don’t usually know is that although they think their private well is clean, it is actually shared with other water sources. This could be the reason that contaminants get in.
It is important to get your well water tested every year. Although it may have been clean a year ago, that does not mean that there hasn’t been a rise in chemicals or bacteria since then. There are several things that can have an influence on the purity of your water.
-Natural minerals in the earth can have an effect on the taste and cleanliness of your water. Minerals such as. calcium, arsenic, radon, and more.
-Pesticides are very common to appear in well water. Pesticides and herbicides can live within the ground where the well is or can come from a nearby runoff.
-Waste from septic tanks. This is a worst-case scenario situation and one that no one wants to run into. Whether the septic tank is malfunctioning or improperly manufactured; these issues could have a severe impact on your water and your health.
What Do I Do Next?
Have you had your well tested this year? If so, you may learn that you need some assistance from filtration systems to get your water to a higher quality. So which system do you choose? That depends on what issues you are having with your well water. We offer several different filtration systems that can help to remove harmful chemicals from your water. Our products offer a wide variety of solutions to your water and well water needs.
If you are wanting a simple water filter, we can install it with ease and you will notice a difference in your water very quickly. These filters can help to remove bad taste as well as odor. These filters can remove chlorine and sediments that have a negative impact on your water as well.
Water softeners can also be a great option for your home. You may notice that your well water may be a bit harder than you anticipated. Getting a water softener on top of a filter can help to make your hair and skin soft and clean! It will help keep your appliances running longer and in a more efficient manner.
Reverse osmosis is also a great option if you are looking for some solutions to your well water. Reverse osmosis works to demineralize or de-ionize the water. The water gets pushed through a membrane that has the ability to remove up to 99% of the chemicals in your water. If your main concern is removing harmful chemicals from your water, this could be a great option.
Get Ahead of It!
As you may have noticed, the quality of your water changes all the time. It is so important that you get your water tested at least once a year, especially if it is coming from a private well. You may not always get information on pesticides or septic issues in your area. Do your best to stay well informed of any changes and also make sure to get your water tested each year. We will make sure to test for sulfur, iron, hardness, tannins, nitrates, and pH. From here, we will be able to make a plan so we can work together to remedy your water situation.
If you are having any issues with your well, please give us a call and we would be happy to help you get the quality of water that you and your family deserve!