If your answer to the question in the title of this post isn’t “great on both counts!” then you have a problem. Too many homeowners seem to think that great tasting water just isn’t something they can get outside of a plastic bottle. That’s simply not true.
It may not just happen on its own, though.
If you’re sick and tired of waiting for water deliveries or stocking up on expensive, wasteful bottled water at the store, then this is the post for you. Our Sunny Plumbers have everything that you need to get the most out of the water coming from your taps!
What Your Water Is Telling You
You obviously aren’t going to force yourself to down a glass of smelly, discolored, or foul tasting water. And we certainly wouldn’t want you to! There are a number of fairly harmless reasons why you may encounter such issues. But there are also some potentially serious reasons that could put your safety at risk, too.
Here are some common issues homeowners run into, some potential causes, and possible solutions.
1. Cloudy or Discolored Water
We understand that you may be hesitant to take a sip of water that isn’t nice and clear. However, you may just have water that’s coming out of your tap at a high pressure and is aerated. That cloudiness could just be the result of little bubbles in the water that need to settle. Leave the glass on the counter for a few minutes next time. If it clears right up and doesn’t smell off, then this is probably the case.
However, cloudiness that doesn’t go away on its own could be due to contaminants in the water. Depending on what you’re dealing with, standard filtration may be able to resolve the problem. In some instances, an RO system or even water purification measures may be necessary.
And, if the water is tinged a blue, copper, or other color, you definitely want to get it tested. You don’t want to be drinking water that may have any bacteria or other contaminants that could put your health at risk.
2. Smelly Water
Does your water smell like rotten eggs?
That could mean that you have hydrogen sulfide gas in the water, and that’s not very appetizing. This is one of those instances in which it really doesn’t matter if it’s safe or not. Regardless, you’re not going to be drinking rotten egg water! Let us know if this stench is putting you off the water in your home. After all, you’re not going to want to wash your laundry in that, either!
3. Bad Tasting Water
Just like foul smelling water, you definitely don’t want to be drinking water that just doesn’t taste good. There are countless reasons why water may taste bad. The pipes bringing water into your home may be degrading. It could be the result of dissolved solids or even excessive chlorine getting into the water. We’ll figure out what’s going on and will improve your water quality in Las Vegas.