Improving The Quality Of Your Water In Your Home

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Accessing clean water is an indispensable desire for all of us. Everyone has the right to clean and healthy water. However, the quality of water varies from place to place depending on the source from which it was drawn.

Although tap water is considered safe for consumption, contaminants can still occur. The possible sources of contamination are chemicals and minerals (uranium, arsenic, radon), sewage release, inadequate cleaning and accumulated rust. On the other hand, stored water creates a breeding ground for bacteria to thrive that are dangerous to your health and increase the risk of legionaries. Making sure you and your family are consuming water that is of good quality is important. That is why regular water testing is advisable.
In this article, we look at some of the tips you can use to improve the quality of your water.

1. Use filters

Water filters help minimize the level of bacteria in water. A high-quality filter should be able to remove all bacteria, metals, and other contaminants. Occasionally, replace or clean the filter cartridge because bacteria can build up. Old filters and cartridges will not effectively improve the quality of your water.

2. Clean your faucet aerators.

Aerators are small devices attached to the tip of the faucet spout that mixes air with water to create a splash-free stream of water and reduce the flow rate. Disassemble them into pieces, soak them in white vinegar, and scrub them, or replace them if needed.

3. Drain your water heater.

Metal, grime, and bacteria build up in the water heater tank. Draining your water heater on a yearly basis will help improve the quality of water by getting rid of potentially harmful chemicals.

4. Keep your pipes well-maintained

A piping system can also affect the quality of your water. Keeping your pipes in good order and fixing them immediately in case of leaks can reduce lead in your water. Remove any old galvanized copper pipes and replace them with non-lead pipes.

5. Maintain your septic tank.

Septic tanks can spill over if not maintained properly, and waste can easily leak into the ground, contaminating the water. Schedule an annual inspection or conduct a water test using water testing kits and send it to a reliable laboratory for examination.

6. Dispose of hazardous waste.

Keeping waste properly, like paints, pesticides, oil, and other chemicals found within the household, will reduce water contamination

7. Always boil your drinking water

If you suspect any water impurity it is a good a idea to boil it before consumption. Boiling your water removes embryonic and dangerous chemical making it safe to use.

8. Flush your tap water before using it.

Run cold water for a few minutes before drinking or cooking. When water sits on pipes for long hours without being used, its quality is reduced.

9. Avoid using hot tap water.

Hot water aids in dissolving chemicals and sediments in water pipes, which later mix with your water supply. Avoid using it while cooking or drinking.


If you suspect any water impurity, you can test it or have a professional test your water quality. Regular water testing helps in identifying contaminants present in your water supply.