Does the water you drink and bathe with come from a city water main? If it does, and doesn’t come from a well, then you likely know that water supply goes through a treatment process before it reaches your home. The efficacy of these water treatment plans vary from city-to-city, though most are good enough to remove the majority of harmful materials from the water supply. It’s vital that you remember, however, that this water treatment process can never be 100% effective.
Your water has a long way to travel before it reaches your home. That said, there’s always a chance that some trace elements of contaminants such as lead or cyanide will make it into your home’s water supply. There is no “safe” level of exposure to these materials. If you want to add an extra layer of protection, you should consider the installation of a whole-house water treatment system.
To determine which system or which combination of systems will benefit you most, you’ll first want to have your water tested. And below, we’ve shared some signs that it’s time to call and make that water testing appointment.