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Is My Drinking Water Okay to Drink? 3 Common Concerns

sunny-plumbersWe know that a lot of folks rely on expensive bottled water to quench their thirst. The truth is that you can enjoy clean, great-tasting, and safe water from your tap.

That’s not a given, though.

We are not alarmists, and we’re certainly not going to tell you that your water is definitely of a high quality for drinking without doing our homework first.

We can tell you that there are some common concerns homeowners have, though. And that they’re often not all that concerning once things have been properly evaluated.

1. My Water Looks Off

One of the first signs that there may be a problem with your water quality in Tucson is that it just doesn’t look right. However, homeowners do get carried away with this a bit from time to time.

If your water just looks cloudy when you fill a glass, give it a second to settle down. When the water comes out of the pipe, through the faucet, and into your glass, it is entirely possible that it will just wind up a bit aerated. Basically, there are just little bubbles in it! If it clears up after a moment or two, you’re probably all clear.

If the water remains cloudy, however, or if it has a tinge of color to it, then you definitely want to have your water professionally tested. It may just be the result of excessive iron in the water, or it could even signal rusty pipes.

2. My Water Feels Off

What, like it’s not wet enough or something?

No, of course not. Really what we’re talking about here is the feeling that water leaves on your skin after you wash up. When you do wash your hands, do you notice that they feel kind of slimy?

Do you have trouble rinsing shampoo out of your hair effectively? Do you feel filmy when you get out of the shower?

In all likelihood, you’re dealing with hard water. Typically, that’s going to be a direct result of too high a concentration of minerals in your water. Calcium and magnesium, usually.

However, it could also signify the presence of metals that you definitely don’t want to be ingesting regularly. Again, professional water testing is the only way to know for sure just what it is that you are dealing with.

3. Your Water Smells or Tastes Bad

This is one where, really, you don’t care if it’s dangerous for your health or not. Who’s going to drink a glass of water that smells like an old egg? Or like bleach?


And you shouldn’t either. If your water does smell like rotten eggs, it may contain hydrogen sulfide. That’s not something you want to be ingesting. Barium, which is a naturally occurring chemical, can impart a fishy taste. And then there is the metallic taste of copper or iron excess.

Whatever the issue, we have the solutions. Water filtration systems, water softeners, water purification, reverse osmosis systems—we do it all!

Work with The Sunny Plumber Tucson for the water quality you deserve. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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