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Factors that Affect Water Quality

 Factors that Affect Water Quality
September 01/2021

Factors that Affect Water Quality

Having access to water is such an important thing in your home – it keeps you hydrated, it keeps you clean, it keeps your dishes clean, and it allows you to wash your clothes or water your lawn. As a homeowner, the last thing you want to worry about is the quality of the tap water that comes out of your kitchen sink, your bathroom sinks, or your showers or tubs. No matter where you are located, Mr. Rooter Plumbing wants you to know exactly what affects your water quality and how you can filter it to make sure you and your family always have clean filtered water.

Factors that affect your water quality

When it comes to talking about water quality, there are so many different factors that affect the quality and cleanliness of your water. Some of these factors are environmental and can’t be avoided, while other factors are considered to be manmade and can be avoided if you take certain precautions.

Here’s what directly affects the quality of your water:

  • Sedimentation
  • Erosion
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Pesticides used on your property
  • Detergents used within your home
  • Garbage or littering
  • Oil/grease
  • Cleaners that you use within your home
  • Increase in population in your area

Things like sedimentation and erosion are environmental factors that affect the quality of your water, while things like garbage, littering, and household cleaners are something that are considered ‘handmade’ risks for your water quality.

We all know how important and necessary it is to have clean, non-contaminated water in our lives – as humans, we wouldn’t be able to survive without it. Clean, safe water is essential for you and your family’s health as well as your home and the appliances in your home that use water daily.

How can I filter my water?

Now that you know what affects your water quality, there are two ways you can filter the water that comes into your home so your water quality is always where it should be. Here are the two water filtration methods:

1.  Point of Entry

This type of filtration method filters your water right at the source. Because this method filters water as it enters your home, you’ll never have to worry about your water being dirty or contaminated. This method uses things like water softeners or water aerators.

2.  Point of Use

This type of filtration method doesn’t attack at the source, rather it filters your water right before it hits your glass, your washing machine, your showerhead, etc. This method uses things like water distillers or reverse osmosis units to purify your water right before use or consumption.

Do you know if the water that runs through your home is clean or not? Do you want to upgrade your home’s water filtration system and ensure the health and safety of you and your family? Do you want to learn more about the different services Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers? You can call our office anytime to learn more about the different services we offer when it comes to your water quality. Call us today to schedule an appointment with a Mr. Rooter Plumbing certified plumbers!