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Why Water Testing is Important

No matter if your home’s water is supplied by a public source or a private one, it is important to understand what is and is not in your water. Water quality can no longer be taken for granted. Your water can be negatively affected by things like contamination, an aging water distribution system, your home’s plumbing system, and more. Keep reading to learn more about why water testing is important. 

What is Water Testing? 

Water testing is a process that ensures that your water supply meets the regulatory requirements and adheres to the safety procedures that are required for pollutant-free water. It’s a broad concept, and it involves various procedures to analyze and evaluate the quality of the water. Testing is the only way to know if your water is safe to use throughout the property.


How Does Water Testing Work?

Water testing can detect thousands of harmful chemicals and bacteria in the water, even at extremely low concentrations. There are a variety of ways water testing can be done. There are easy, low-tech ways to perform tests that offer quick results, such as:

  • Digital meters
  • Test strips
  • Color disk kits

However, the best way to test your water is by having a laboratory testing kit. These kits are considered the most effective way to detect a variety of water issues. You can either order a sampling kit yourself or have a professional plumber in MD do it for you.


Why Should You Test Your Water?

Testing your home’s water supply regularly is an important part of maintaining a safe and reliable source. Testing will allow you to quickly and properly address specific problems with your water supply. As a result, you’re ensuring that your water source is protected from contamination. Even if you don’t drink water from your home’s water supply, you’re still making sure that your water is safe to shower in, use for dishes, laundry, and much more. 


Regular testing is important to:

  • Quickly identify existing problems
  • Ensure that your water supply is safe for use
  • Track changes over time
  • Determine the effectiveness of a treatment system


Have Your Water Professionally Tested

Don’t waste time trying to test your home’s water quality on your own; let the experts at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating do it for you. We’ll run a variety of tests to ensure your water supply is safe and reliable. If we find a problem, we’ll resolve it quickly and efficiently. 

Contact us now to schedule an appointment.

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