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Incredible Ways Plumbers Bring Clean Water For All Homeowners


Incredible Ways Plumbers Bring Clean Water For All Homeowners

Plumbers are an important part of your support network because they can help you manage in the event of a clog, blockage or plumbing emergency. But did you know that they help to keep emergencies from happening? Namely health emergencies?

Having the infrastructure in place (i.e., your plumbing) to reliably deliver clean water to your home is crucial to staying healthy. If you are environmentally conscious, plumbers are your partners in water conservation as well.

Water Conservation: How Your Plumber Can Help

save-waterSaving water not only helps the environment, but it also helps you to save money. All in all, it is of benefit to reduce your water use at home however you can.

Your first line of defense against water waste? Get your plumber in ASAP to deal with plumbing leaks. Even if a leak looks innocent, dripping water accumulates over time. Get in the habit of trying to source leaks.

Keep your eyes open for pooling water, peeling paint, mold growth, low water pressure or an increase in your water bills that you can’t explain.

To maximize your water conservation, ask your plumber about green plumbing fixtures, like dual flush toilets and low flow showerheads, which can reduce your water use substantially.

Health Issues to Worry About

stomach-painYou often think of contaminated water being in faraway countries, where water isn’t treated to our standards here in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

However, your tap water could very well be contaminated- and you wouldn’t necessarily know it. Tainted water is often colorless, odorless and tasteless.

There could be high levels of bacteria, viruses, and toxins like arsenic or lead. Some illnesses you could contract are E. coli, Hepatitis B, salmonella and more.

Young children, elderly people and those with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable.

Plumbers Bring Safe Water

cheers-for-clean-waterPlumbers don’t treat your water, but they set up your home so that you can count on a clean delivery of water. Water doesn’t just get contaminated at the source from pollution or toxins in the soil. It sometimes gets compromised while traveling from the source to your tap.

If your pipes contain lead (which is common in older homes), then there is the danger of lead leaching into your water. This, obviously, is very dangerous.

The best way to eliminate this problem is to replace old lead-based piping with PVC, where the threat of leaching lead is eliminated. PVC is also less prone to deterioration and corrosion, which can also contaminate your water.