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When You Should Consider Water Testing

Professional water testing is the way to find out if you need to have a water treatment system installed and what type (or types) will solve the issues in the water. You can call us to arrange for testing. Our team will take samples of water from around the house, send them through a laboratory for testing, and then return with a full rundown of what’s in your water, along with suggestions for how to improve it.

Here are times when you should call us to arrange for water testing for your home:

  • Every 3–5 years: If you receive your water from the municipal system, testing is recommended every 3 to 5 years. Changes in the pipes and soil can always reduce water quality in the time since the previous test.
  • If you receive water from a well: You should always have well water tested, since unlike municipal water, it doesn’t run through government-regulated treatment.
  • Illness in your household: If you or any member of your family starts to suffer from gastrointestinal problems, you should have testing done for the water in addition to those doctor visits.
  • Change in the look/taste of the water: Should you notice the water taking on discoloration or becoming cloudy, or if the taste becomes unpleasant, don’t hesitate to call for water testing.
  • Septic system malfunction: Issues with the septic system in a home can sometimes lead to backflow, where the sewer system contaminantes the freshwater system. This will permit the influx of bacteria into your water supply.
  • Corroded pipes: For older homes, corrosion may start to affect the pipes (this is an issue with galvanized steel pipes, which were still common pre-1970). But if corrosion start to affect newer pipes, it often indicates a high chemical content in the water, and you need to find out what it is.

Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. offers water testing services and installation of many types of water treatment systems in Cincinnati, OH.

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