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Monday, February 28, 2022

How Can Moms Ensure That the Water Their Family Drinks is of Highest Quality

 There are many sources from which our drinking water comes, and as such, they contain different types of contaminants that can cause a myriad of health issues. Therefore, it’s important to understand whether or not your tap water is safe, and the number of pollutants it may contain. Even though the water that comes out of your taps goes through extensive purification treatments, some contaminants may stay behind, which causes a potential threat to your family’s health. 

 As a mother, you're undoubtedly always concerned about your family's health, wondering if they're getting enough nourishment, drinking safe water, and getting enough exercise, among other things. Whether or not your family is getting safe drinking water should be your number one concern. Here’s how you can ensure that your family is getting quality drinking water. 

1. Get A Filtration System 

 Installing a filtration system is the most effective way to ensure that your family has access to clean, pure water. These systems are made to filter out harmful chemicals that could threaten your family's health and provide you with pure water. There are many different types of filtration systems available in the market, each with its own set of features and advantages. So, before you get one installed, make sure you do your research. Compare the pricing of different models while also evaluating the budgets that each one offers. Once you’ve got the system installed, be sure to change the filters regularly as instructed by the filter system company. 

2. Get Regular Inspections 

 One of the best ways to ensure that your drinking water is safe is to get regular inspections to calculate the number of harmful toxins, if any, that are present in the water. Most localities have rules regarding how many times your home’s water should be inspected to ensure it’s safe. Be sure to read up on these rules. When you have an inspector over, focus on the following things. 

+ Whether the water is corrosive 

+ Water’s taste, smell, appearance

+ Pressure and temperature of the water

+ Presence of contaminants including copper, arsenic, lead, nitrates, and other harmful substances. 

+ Levels of chlorine and other disinfectants present 

3. Add Water Softener 

 Water softeners are used to treat hard water by attacking the minerals present in hard water and converting them into sodium. So, not only does a water softener remove the different contaminants from your water, but also converts hard water to soft water. This will significantly improve the quality of your home’s drinking water. In fact, you’ll not just notice your drinking water getting better, but also your laundry water will work more effectively to clean your clothes. However, make sure that you get assistance from a professional to get a water softener system installed into your water supply. With years of expertise, they will be able to help you select the most suitable model for your home. 

4. Get A DIY Tester Kit

 You can find a water tester kit at most hardware stores for a reasonable price. These kits can be used to test whether your water contains bacteria, lead, or other harmful contaminants. If you’re not comfortable taking a test yourself, get help from a professional, or get a free water consultation from your local water supply services. A consultation is essential at least once a month if you want to ensure that the quality and cleanliness of your water is up to acceptable standards. Whether you test your water yourself or have someone else do it, ensure that the number of contaminants in the water is below standard levels. 

5. Use Disinfectant  

 If your test shows that your home’s water contains bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms, you can use a disinfectant to kill off these organisms by inhibiting their growth. One such disinfectant is chlorine bleach, which is usually used to disinfect drinking water. It’s important that you understand that the different types of disinfectants are used to remove different microorganisms. 

6. Boil Water 

 If you’re left with no other options, the best and simplest way to make your water free from harmful chemicals and contaminants is to boil it. Place the water in a pot, bring it to boil, and let it boil for a minute. Ensure that you cool the water before drinking. Although this isn't a fool-proof solution, it should be kept in mind for last-minute emergencies. 

It’s essential that the water your family drinks daily has no harmful chemicals that could pose a risk to their health. For this, you will need to regularly get inspections and consultations to ensure the quality of water. You can also use different solutions to treat the harmful water and make it safe and healthy for your family.

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