Thomas Fuller said “We never know the worth of water until the well is dry.” In honor of National Water Quality Month, Brooklyn’s trusted professionals at Petri Plumbing urge you to take simple steps to clean and conserve water in your home.
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection tests Brooklyn’s tap water annually to guarantee it meets safety and cleanliness standards. Homeowners can take action to further ensure safe drinking water in your home, like installing a water softener and a water filter.
When your home has a water softener installed, it removes minerals from the water making cleaning much easier and quicker. Less soap and shampoo is required due to the clean rinse the first run through and your appliances and pipes will last longer too. Maintenance of your water softener system should take place every few months so it continues to operate properly and check that the proper amount of salt is being used.
Installing a water filter will remove chlorine, bacterial and lead contaminants from your drinking water. It will also remove dangerous contaminants while keeping positive mineral deposits that help maintain a healthy pH balance to keep your family healthy and hydrated.
A small drip can waste as much as 20 gallons of water per day. Conserving water at home can decrease your utility costs and your environmental footprint and there are a bounty of ways to do so. For instance, installing a water saving showerhead will help limit the amount of water for each shower. Contact Petri about insulating your water pipes to avoid wasting water by waiting for it to heat up. Another great tip to save water is to reduce how much water you let run when you wash your car or the dishes or brush your teeth. If you have outdoor plants that need watered regularly, keep a bucket or bin outside to collect rainwater for that purpose.
You and your family should be able to count on the safest drinking water possible in your home. Call Petri Plumbing today for more ideas on improving your water quality. We can also assist in choosing the right water softener for your home and perform any needed repairs.