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3 Signs of Subpar Water Quality

sunny-plumbersWe wrote “subpar” deliberately in the title to this post—not “bad.” Why? Because you shouldn’t wait for your water quality to be flat out “bad” before you get around to doing something about it! You deserve water of a high quality in your home and, frankly, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy that. Certainly not when our Sunny Plumbers are just a phone call away. Let us help you boost your water quality.

Before you can do so, of course, you need to recognize that your water quality is subpar or on the decline to begin with. This can be tricky, as subpar water quality is not always immediately obvious. In some cases, it will clearly be in need of improvement. In others, the signs of trouble can be slow-building and subtle. That’s why it is so important that you schedule your water treatment system services in Tucson, AZ with our pros.

You Notice a Chalky Buildup on Fixtures

We’ll start with this one, because it’s a bit less alarming than other issues, is pretty easy to spot, and still demands to be taken seriously. The cause of this problem is hard water and, while it doesn’t pose an immediate health risk, it can have some extremely undesirable ramifications for your plumbing system.

Hard water is simply water with too high a concentration of minerals in it. Magnesium and calcium are common culprits when it comes to hard water. While it may seem like a minor annoyance, those buildups are indicative of a more serious issue—they can happen in your pipes, too. When that occurs, drains can move slowly and waterflow through supply pipes can be restricted. That can lead to serious plumbing issues, so a whole-house water softener is worth the investment.

Your Water Smells Bad

Chances are that you’ll take this one seriously right off the bat. Foul-smelling water doesn’t lend itself to a relaxing shower, let alone a refreshing drink! There are a lot of different reasons why your water may smell bad.

It may be a case of bacteria in the water if the odor is persistent and present at all points of use. If the odor goes away after running the tap for a few minutes, it could be due to issues with the plumbing pipes. If it’s just hot water that’s smelly, it could be a buildup in your water heater tainting the water this way. Whatever the problem, we’ll diagnose it accurately to resolve it completely!

Water Is Discolored

Discolored water could be the result of rusty pipes, or even a main water line leak letting sediment into the drains. Don’t ignore discolored water, even if it smells and tastes okay. And don’t make-do with a filter jug, either!

A whole-house water filtration system is much better in terms of efficacy and convenience. These whole-house systems need to be professionally installed and serviced, so remember to reach for the phone and not your toolbox!

Schedule your plumbing services with The Sunny Plumber Tucson. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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