If you’ve lived in Pompano Beach and Port St. Lucie for a while, you may have heard the question, “is unfiltered water safe to drink?” once or more in the past. But our experts at Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing are here to answer that question and give you preventive ways to make sure you and your family always have drinkable water- a luxury we can’t take for granted.
Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for almost all Florida residents, whereas in many other states, they rely on surface water. With that being said, groundwater comes with its own set of risks. Power plants, landfills, or hazardous waste locations could emit toxins in our lakes, rivers, and springs down the line leading to contamination in our tap water.
How to know when water is contaminated
The most common water contaminants in Florida are bacteria and lead. And if you don’t have the proper tools to test your water, there are several other ways to tell when your water isn’t safe to drink.
This probably seems obvious, but water should always be clear. You should not drink it if your water appears cloudy as it could contain dangerous minerals. This also includes a strange, oil-like film on top of the water. If you see that, it’s a sign of oil or grease in your water supply.
Does your water have a potent smell of eggs, fish, or chlorine? It might have high levels of sulfur or chlorine that seeped through from the water treatment. Note that it is normal for small traces of either chemical in the water. But, when you can clearly smell chemicals or another ‘foul’ odor, that is cause for alarm.
Clean drinking water shouldn’t have a taste at all. The way it tastes is the best way to determine if your water is better left in your faucet than in a tall glass with ice. But, if it tastes metallic, salty, or like bleach, it’s best to stay clear. Water can come up with traces of metals, minerals, and, as mentioned before, harmful chemicals when consumed in high doses.
What do I do?
Good news! Lindstrom is an industry leader in water filtration technology with the Everpure® Water Filtration Systems. These systems provide six times more filtering power and superior chlorine/particulate reduction without sacrificing taste or quality! You can easily replace your cartridges on site by following a simple process – like changing light bulbs.
Find out more about the different water filtration systems we offer and how they can help protect you and your family!
Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a tradition of helping families in South Florida over the years and has solutions for every homeowner with water quality concerns. Contact us at (800) 813-1824 if you’d like us to provide water filtration solutions to ensure your home’s water supply is safe and pure for you and your family.