The Problem with Acidic Water

As you strive to achieve to get and/or stay healthy, it’s important to maintain a body pH level of 7.364, or as close to that as you can get. Anything lower, and you’ll start to retain too much acid which can lead to thinner bones, weaker muscle mass, and other problems.

Conversely, higher-than-normal pH levels can cause a build-up of alkaline which impairs your ability to remain hydrated. It can also lead to muscle cramping, blurry vision, and irregular heart rhythm.

In other words, it’s all about balance.

The same applies to your home drinking water. It needs to maintain a healthy balance between acidity and alkalinity.

If you have city water, chances are your water is right where it needs to be.  Well water, on the other hand, is often high in acidity. That’s the result of dissolved carbon dioxide from rainwater entering your well water supply.

Acidic water not only impacts taste and quality, it can do a number on your plumbing fixtures. In fact, acidic water can cause pipes, plumbing fixtures, heating elements, and water heaters to corrode prematurely.

How do you know if your home water is acidic? Here are five telltale signs:

  1. Metallic taste
  2. Low water pressure
  3. Red stains on sinks and bathtubs if you have copper or brass plumbing fixtures
  4. Blue stains on sinks or bathtubs if you have steel fixtures
  5. Premature deterioration of pipes

Should you notice one or more of these symptoms, contact Connor Plumbing to have your water professionally tested. We offer several water treatment solutions, with one just right for every family and situation.

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