Do you know what’s in your drinking water? If not, you might be surprised. You depend on your water to be clean, clear, and free from contaminants, making it safe to consume. However, you might be surprised to learn that the water you’re drinking actually has a lot more to it than simple hydrogen and oxygen. How can you find out? Simple: regularly test your water either by using an at-home water testing kit or by calling a professional Raleigh plumber.
While most people know that water is two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom bonded together (hence the name H2O), most people are unaware that pure water is actually extremely rare and almost never exists due to its aggressive nature. Water is a “universal solvent,” which means nearly any substance it comes in contact with could potentially be broken down and absorbed into it, including some potentially harmful chemicals or substances. Water that has absorbed one of these harmful compounds is said to be “contaminated,” and contaminated water can be a serious health risk.
Here are some common substances you can find in water:
The substances listed here are just a few of the commonly-found ones that could be in your drinking water. In reality, there could be a number of other things also in your water which could be even more detrimental to your health. What’s worse is that many of these dangerous contaminants are odorless, colorless, and tasteless, so the average person will have no idea they’re even present.
Having your water tested can help identify any major issues with your plumbing system as well as the water you are receiving from your well or the municipal water supply. If you detect a particularly high level of one or more substances, you should take action as soon as possible to correct the issue. While you can test your water at home using a testing kit that you can get from most home improvement stores, it’s strongly advised you let a professional from R & S Mechanical perform the test for you to minimize the chances of an error and make sure you get an accurate reading.
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