Water quality varies widely depending on your state and municipality. Like most states, Colorado’s water quality is going to yield different results based on multiple variables:
- City – Different cities have different standards, procedures, and reporting methods.
- Neighborhood – Neighborhoods will vary in water quality depending on when they were developed.
- Residence – Depending on the date your home was built, which materials were used, the original builder’s procedures and whatever maintenance or updates may have occurred since the original owner.
Testing Your Water
Water tests are simple enough to obtain as a homeowner. You can even purchase them online and there are useful resources available through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
High 5 Plumbing membership holders get a free annual plumbing inspection, which can include a water quality test. We could also perform the test for non-members during a regular service call at a reasonable cost. If you want a plumbing expert to give you more information on your residential water, we are here for you!
If you find yourself dealing with poor-tasting water or are facing other water-related issues, we may have a solution for you.
When we test water quality, we are typically investigating two major factors:
- Chlorine/Chloramine Levels
- Hardness Levels
These two variables alone can help determine a great deal about your water quality.
How Can I Improve My Water?
Implement a Filtration System
This can help if you are experiencing the following with your drinking water:
- Slight odor (smells like bleach/ammonia/other chemicals)
- Bad Taste (heavy water with tasting notes such as metals/minerals)
Implement a Water Softener
This can help if you are experiencing the following as a result of hard water:
- Water spots on glasses and dishes
- Clothing that fades or wears too quickly
- Film/layer over the skin while bathing
- Undesirable buildup on faucets, baths, and/or showers
Another common issue is that hard water reacts aggressively with detergents and soaps when using a dishwasher, shower, washing machine, and even washing your car. Hard water can make your detergents and soaps less effective due to the interaction between the two.
How Do I Get Started?
Get An Inspection – There is no need to move forward with any complex installations without understanding the properties of your home’s water. Schedule an inspection with High 5 Plumbing and we’ll help get you the information required to make a decision.
We are Denver’s water quality experts and are happy to answer any questions you may have during the service call!
Schedule your next call today.