Tips for Making a Water Safety Plan
A water safety plan is a must-have for every homeowner, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These plans (also known as WSPs) are essential to making sure all of the water in the home, not only just the water that is used for drinking, is as safe from toxins and other contaminants as possible.
Local plumbers are here to share information about what is included in a water safety plan, as well as all of the pros of having the best water quality possible.
Make Sure the Home Has Safe Drinking Water
The most important component of a water safety plan is making sure the home has safe drinking water. While it is legally mandated by the federal government to provide safe drinking water, there are ways every homeowner can make sure to always have a source of clean water in their home.
Start with checking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to find a local drinking water quality report. This will help to figure out what, if any, additional steps should be taken to increase the quality of the water in the home.
The water can also be tested directly with an inexpensive test kit. Once the homeowner is aware of what contaminants may be in their drinking water, the next step of their water safety plan should include choosing the best water filter to address those concerns.
Why Safe Shower Water Is Important
So much focus in a water safety plan is on drinking water, for obvious reasons, but safe shower water is just as important. The good news is that there are also shower filters that can be installed.
The same chemicals and heavy metals that can negatively impact drinking water can also impact the body, even during a short shower. The skin is actually the largest organ on the body, and it can absorb a fairly significant amount.
In addition, water in the shower is also inhaled as steam, which means the body is being impacted in two different ways. For both of these reasons, a filter to help reduce the number of contaminants in the rest of the home should also be part of the water safety plan.
How to Keep the Water Safe at Home
Depending on the specific contaminants in the water, there are different ways for homeowners to enact their water safety plans.
If safe drinking water is the only concern, an under-sink or faucet-mounted water filter may be a great option. Both are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, often without the help of a licensed plumber.
If there are larger issues with the water, including having it impact the water the family showers or washes their clothes in, the better option may be a whole home water filter. These water filters help soften and purify the water, making it safer for every user in the home.
Check with a local plumber for suggestions on creating the best water safety plan for the home. They can help guide homeowners to what their options are for keeping all of the water in the home safe, accessible, and pure.
About Service Plumbing
Service Plumbing, in Ocala, Florida, has been family owned and operated since the early 1980’s. They serve both residential and commercial customers with straightforward pricing and hassle-free service. Using over 100 years of combined experience, the staff is sure to help you find the ideal water quality solution.