While the city of Denver and surrounding municipalities in the metro area carefully clean all water before it is circulated to your home, there are a number of things that remain in the water. These things may not pose a health risk, but they can do damage to your home’s fixtures and pipes and may not always taste or smell very good. If this situation sounds familiar to you, consider having a Denver water treatment system installed in your home. Whole house water treatment systems clean the water as it enters your home, but point–of–use filtration systems are also very common, being installed under your kitchen sink.
Bell Plumbing & Heating has been providing expert plumbing services in Denver to homeowners in the area for more than 85 years. We can help you select the perfect water treatment system for your home and ensure it is installed properly to provide clean, contaminant free water.
Possible Contaminants in Your Denver Water Supply
While pathogens and other contaminants that can make you sick are highly unlikely in the water supply, there are other things like minerals and chemicals that show up in area home water tests.
The most common contaminant is mineral sediment. This occurs most often in the pipes bringing water to your home. Because these pipes are old and are not often replaced, they can flake off inside and bits of iron and other minerals will enter your home through the water supply. This is not dangerous by any means, but it can cause damage to your pipes and your fixtures, including the build–up of scale or the staining of porcelain.
Another common problem for Denver metro area residents is high levels of chlorine and chloramine – chemicals used to purify the water of potentially dangerous contaminants like bacteria. These chemicals again are not dangerous in the concentrations they arrive in, but they can make water taste bad and the smell isn’t very pleasant. A good water treatment system will remove chemicals like chlorine before it reaches your drinking glass.
Water Treatment Issues Outside Denver
If you live outside Denver and use a water source not supplied by a large city or town, there are other potential issues as well. Ground source minerals and contaminants like arsenic and nitrate can be in water at concentrations not high enough to be harmful, but high enough to make your water uncomfortable to drink. There are water treatment solutions for these as well.
The bottom line is that, if you have high levels of any chemicals, minerals or other contaminants in your water supply, the optimum course of action is to install a Denver water treatment system that will remove them as they enter your home. Filtration, reverse osmosis, and cartridge treatment are all options depending on what contaminants need to be removed. Call us today to learn more about our full line of Denver water treatment installation, maintenance and repair options.