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Is Your Water Safe? Two Things To Look For

by Dawn Henry

When you turn on a faucet in your home, you expect clean water to flow out. The unfortunate reality is that this isn't always the case. Even more distributing is the fact that many people aren't even aware of a contamination issue until a health concern arises. You can be proactive and protect your family by learning how to recognize the signs that your water may be contaminated.

Cloudy Water

Water is meant to be crystal clear—there is no way around this. Consequently, when your water is cloudy, this should grab your attention. Fortunately, cloudy water doesn't necessarily mean there is a major issue. In many instances, particles from the earth, such as stone, sand, or mineral deposits make their way into the water supply line.

As the water comes out the faucet it will appear cloudy; however, once it settles in a glass, the sediment will rest at the base of the cup. Having the line cleaned and ensuring there isn't some type of puncture in the supply line will generally resolve the problem. While not a major health scare, it's definitely worth addressing since these particles can sometimes contain bacteria that will also make their way into the supply line.

Foul Odor

If you notice a foul smell near your faucets, don't automatically assume that you have a buildup in your drains that is causing the odor. In some instances, the water could actually be the source of the problem. A foul odor, similar to that of rotting eggs, is often attributed to sulfur. Sulfur is a foul smelling gas that is naturally found in the ground. It's not uncommon for very small amounts of this gas to make its way into the water supply line. At low levels, it is undetectable and harmless.

The problem occurs when a large amount of sulfur gets inside the line. As more sulfur gets into the supply line, the odor becomes stronger. This is not a fatal issue—however, it's not healthy either. For adults, prolonged exposure to this type of water can increase the risk of intestinal distress. For infants, there is an increased risk of dehydration.   

If you suspect your water quality is questionable, it's imperative that you stop using the water and immediately have it tested by a professional. A professional will be able to quickly highlight any concerns and ensure you and your family are protected. If you'd like more information on water testing, check websites like http://www.funksdrilling.com.