How to Improve the Quality of Your Tap Water

How to Improve the Quality of Your Tap Water
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    Our home taps are the primary water sources used throughout our daily life.

    Whether it's drinking, doing dishes, or cooking, this water is key to both maintaining our comfort as well as our health.

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However, not all water that comes from the kitchen sink is considered safe to use. In fact, depending on where you live, you may not be able to even use it at all. It’s for this reason that many homeowners simply opt to use bottled water rather than take the risk.

Fortunately, there are better ways to monitor and even improve the condition of your water. This is how to improve the quality of your tap water and make it safe to use for any household task.

Get Your Water Tested

If you’re having second thoughts about your water’s condition, you must, first and foremost, get it tested.

Since home tap water can be siphoned from a series of different water sources near the location, there’s no telling what could be in it—unless you find out.

Not only will this tell you what’s floating around in your water, but it will also give you an idea of how to properly treat it in the future.

You could even use this information to learn where exactly your water is coming from and the steps taken to filter it by your local water sterilization plant.

Use the Flushing Technique

For many homes, having less-than-ideal water isn’t a filtration issue as much as it is a pipe problem. Piping systems can collect different minerals that then get transferred to the water you drink.

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Flushing is great for removing excess sediments and substances from your pipes by occasionally rinsing them out with cold water. Running water for about two minutes from the lesser-used faucets in your home flushes out these materials before you start using the water.

Take Care of Your Pipes

You can also improve the quality of your tap water by regularly maintaining your plumbing and caring for your pipes. As effective as the flushing method is, it doesn’t work as well if your pipes have sustained damage or are rusted and leaking contaminants into your water.

This is why caring for your home plumbing can remove these harmful materials and give you some peace of mind when using your water. When conducting these repairs, you must replace any segment of pipe that appears to be rusted, tighten connectors to prevent leaks, and follow up with drain cleaner to cut back on potential clogs.

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Set Up a Home Filtration System

Finally, set up a home water filtration system to remove any other harmful particles that remain in your tap water. These filters are designed in accordance with clean drinking water laws to ensure that each home has access to the drinking water they need and deserve. Certain models can even attach directly to the sink to filter water as it flows through the kitchen tap.

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