Water Quality - Complimentary Water Testing

Have you ever wondered what “Clean” or “Pure” water is? Have you asked yourself, what would it take to have great water? Kulk’s Plumbing & Heating offers many custom recommendations and solutions to improve the quality of your water supply. Our Free water analysis will test the most common water conditions we experience in our Hudson Valley homes.

What does CLEAN water mean to you? Safe Water is always the priority. CLEAN water is defined by the conditions your household chooses to CLEAN. Let’s review the most common conditions we experience:

Hardness
In technical terms, hardness is the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in our water. It leaves mineral scaling and marks on all your plumbing and heating fixtures and appliances which can be bothersome and also reduces the life expectancy. Hard water also effects everyone in some way. You may have dry skin, limp hair or feel the need to use more and more soap to lather when bathing or washing dishes.

Ph Levels
In technical terms, Ph is the measurement of Hydrogen Ion. A high Ph reading means the water is acidic. The long term impacts of acidic water result in a shorten lifespan of appliances and fixtures, along with pin holes or leaks in plumbing and heating pipes throughout the home.

Sulphur and Iron
In technical terms, Sulphur is Hydrogen Sulfide and Iron is a metal that is dissolved underground when rain water infiltrates the soil. Too much of anything can be harmful to the body. Small amounts of Sulphur or Iron are not harmful though. Sulphur has a rotten egg smell and Iron results in brown water. Bother can be a nuisance because they make our plumbing fixtures look dirty and our homes smell like rotten eggs.

Total Dissolved Solvents (TDS)
In technical terms, TDS are any minerals, salts, metals or anions that are dissolved in water. TDS matters most for drinking water. With a high TDS reading, you will often see a Point of Use Reverse Osmosis (RO) recommended for pure drinking water.

Bacteria
In technical terms, bacteria may be referred to as E-Coli or Coliform. This indicates there are or may be harmful pathogens causing humans to become very ill. This test must be completed by a certified lab and should be addressed as soon as possible.

Kulk’s Plumbing and Heating can help with any of these conditions and will give you options to CLEAN your water. You will have the option to choose the best recommendation for you and your home.

Complimentary Water Testing - Is your water Clean, Drinkable and Pure?

Why should you test your well or Town/Municipal water?

Well Water

Well water is your private source of potable water to drink, cook and clean with. This water comes directly to you from the ground and is not monitored by the EPA or by a water quality expert. You should know what is in your water before allowing it to flow through your home’s plumbing and heating system(s). It is also important that your water is safe for consumption. Basic testing includes analysis on Hardness, Ph, Alkalinity, TDS, Sulfur and Iron.

Town/Municipal Water

Town or Municipal Water is regulated by the EPA or a water quality expert to ensure you have safe drinking water. You can put your mind at ease that harmful bacteria is eliminated and not present in your water supply. There are certain attributes such as Chlorides and Hardness that are not required to be fully treated in your water supply and are not deemed harmful to your health. Town/Municipal water does often have extremely high hardness which can effect pipe’s and fixtures within your home.

Call Kulk’s Plumbing and Heating today to schedule your FREE Water Analysis. It is also highly recommended that bacteria is checked periodically by a certified water testing lab.

How often should you test your water?

There is no right answer to this question. Once a year is a good suggestion or if you are experiencing a change in your water quality that is noticeable. A change may include smell, taste, color, sediment, feel, blue/green staining on household items.

How does our water analysis process work?

1. Call Kulk’s Plumbing and Heating and schedule for a complimentary water analysis appointment.

2. Our Technician will meet you on site and review your water quality concerns, obtain a sample directly from the well and a post-treatment sample after any existing water treatment.

3. Our Water Quality Experts will test and review the samples within 7-10 business days and provide a customized recommendation for your home.

Not sure how to read your water results? Give Us A Call or Click Here To Learn More

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