Tap water quality in homes has become a growing, nationwide issue. There has been a growing awareness in America that what is coming out of a kitchen sink may not be as safe as once thought. There are many substances that can be found in tap water that can be harmful to yourself and your family. Water quality testing is the only way to know what is in your tap water.
After the Flint, Michigan water crisis, lead testing within municipality drinking water has become a common occurrence. While this may have been triggered by a series of events, there is still a danger of lead contamination across the country. It is estimated the water supplied to almost 10 million homes in America runs through older lead supply pipes at some point in the delivery process. These pipes may not be on your property so a water test is required. The EPA also states that “homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures, and solder.” Read more on their site about lead safety here.
There are many consumer-grade filtration systems available to the public, but awareness is the first step. This is why all of us at JOY Inspections found it very important to add a water quality testing service. There is no better time to test the water than before you move in. Water quality testing will give you the information needed to make an informed purchasing decision, give you actionable information to mitigate the water, or just give peace of mind that your drinking water is safe.