Why Testing Your Drinking Water is a Good Idea

faucet with tap water

Undeniably, this is an unprecedented year for us all. 2020 is a year we have all perhaps thought of the safety measures and hygienic lengths we should be taking much more than before. On top of that, Spring is the season we usually think about some of these measures regardless: spring cleaning, home maintenance, and projects that we have put off until the warmer weather returned are now top of mind.

Whether your water comes from a private well or your city’s supply, now is a good time to have your water tested. Melting ice and thawing grounds can sometimes help identify problems in your plumbing that occurred over the winter and need to be fixed.


Do I Really Need to Test My Water if it Comes from the City?

Even if your water is provided by the city, contaminants may still be hiding in your water. While city water is tested and filtered before entering your home, but older plumbing systems will still contaminate even the purest water.


Common Symptoms of Contaminated Water

  • Reoccurring gastrointestinal issues
  • Lead in plumbing
  • Radon-rich neighborhoods
  • Scaly residue on your skin and washed surfaces
  • Soap will not lather
  • Changes in water softer needs
  • Stained plumbing, fixtures, or laundry
  • Odd tastes or smells
  • Cloudy, frothy, or colored appearance
  • Nearby coal mining, gas drilling, or heavy agriculture


The EPA recommends that you have your water professionally tested often. Well water should be tested at least once per year to protect your family. To help keep the families in our community safe, Finken offers free water testing services. So to best ensure the water you use to cook, shower, wash dishes, and do laundry is at its very best, contact us today.

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