Boost Household Water Quality with Filters
Our most recent Public Utilities Department’s Consumer Confidence Report states that San Diego’s water meets all state and federal drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Given the number of local homeowners calling us for water filter installation, however, it’s clear Public Utilities has more convincing to do. Poor taste, lime scale and foul odors get lots of residents on the phone to long-time San Diego Plumbers Perry Plumbing for whole house, refrigerator and tap filters.
San Diego Water Quality Concern #1: Use of Chlorine and Chloramine
Both chlorine and chloramine exist in San Diego water. Chloramine, a mixture of ammonia and chlorine, reduces harmful, disease-causing bacteria. While of course we want the bacteria eradicated, taking the extra step to filter that last chlorine and chloramine from your water is wise. Some of our customers tell us they can smell the chlorine as they take a shower. Since you can absorb water through the skin during even a short shower, these chemicals go right into the blood stream. Chlorine and chloramine can irritate the eyes, nose, throat, skin and lungs. Chlorine is a suspected respiratory and neurological toxin and chloramine is a suspected blood and respiratory toxin.
Contaminants in the water are not all the fault of the municipal water district, however. Old pipes in your home can leach lead and copper into your water supply. Pinpointing the exact problem helps you find the water filtration system to optimize your water quality.
San Diego Water Quality Concern #2: Pesticides, Herbicides and Minerals
Much of San Diego’s water comes from remote sources like the Sierras and the Colorado River. As it winds through farmland, cities and pipes, it picks up pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals. The EPA has set limits for these contaminants, but those very concerned with their health did not think these limits are strict enough.
Get Your Water Tested
While the municipal water department’s Consumer Confidence Report can tell you what’s going on with the water in your area, testing the water coming out of your tap is more accurate. You can buy a water test kit online for around $25, but these have limitations and are prone to error. The Environmental Protection Agency has certified labs around San Diego County to test household water. Pacific Labs, Enviromatrix Analytical and Ultimate Labs are just three of the testing facilities nearby. Getting a full report from a local San Diego lab will help you determine the filtration system to bring your water to optimal quality.
Consult with San Diego Plumbers Perry Plumbing for Your Best Options
Perry Plumbing is happy to discuss the differences between our water softeners, filters and treatment systems. The whole house water filter, placed on your home’s main water line from the city, removes taste and odor of chlorine, reduces lead Mercury and microbial cysts as well as agricultural pollution.
Perry Plumbing’s discount coupons help make all water filter work affordable. Of course we have our no-obligation consultation as well. Feel free to call us at 619-472-2112.Our Better Business Bureau A+ rating and our Google Plus four- and five-star ratings will reassure you of our expertise.