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Top 4 Myths About Residential Water

Let’s cover some surprising myths and facts about water quality in your home and workplace.

1. Myth or Fact? The water coming out of your kitchen faucet has the same chemical composition as the city’s water supply.

Myth. It’s common for cities to treat their water supply with safe chlorine levels that disappear as water travels through pipelines to your home. The Centers for Disease Control adds that supplementing chlorine to drinking water to kill parasites, harmful bacteria, and even viruses won’t cause harmful health effects and protects against waterborne disease outbreaks.

However, once the water supply reaches your home’s property, it changes based on the environment found within your pipes.That environment is created by the types of piping throughout your home, its connections and the appliances the water travels through.

Once the water supply reaches your home’s property, the quality of that water depends on what’s happening in your pipes.  

2. Myth or Fact? The city is liable for your home’s water quality.

Myth. (But not entirely.) The city’s water treatment facility does a great job to ensure the water they transport to your home is safe to drink. But once the water passes through the city’s pipelines and onto your property, the homeowner is responsible for keeping pipes clean and capable of safely transporting water throughout your home.

3. Myth or Fact? Water chemistry varies from each home, but it also varies from each faucet within your home.

Fact. Here’s a pop quiz: What kind of pipes are connected to your kitchen sink, bathroom, or laundry room? The type of pipe that is installed and the frequency of which you use water from those pipes can impact water quality. When tested, it’s common to find varying water quality levels within a home. The good news is that your water system can be customized to fit your unique water use. But it does need to be tested by knowledgeable professionals.

4. Myth or Fact? A standard water softener adequately controls water quality.

Myth. Utah is notorious for its hard water, which makes installing a water softener a popular choice. But when you don’t know the chemical makeup of your water, your investment could be corroding your pipes and contributing to a greater water quality problem. The only way to design a strategy for better water quality is to call a professional to test your water, waterlines, water system, and more.

Did you know you can customize the water you use in your home?

For the cost similar to what you spend on a personalized cell phone family plan each month, you can ensure the water you drink and use for bathing and washing is safe and ready to deliver a superior performance, whether it’s used to clean laundry or your hair.

From an article originally published in The Park Record Mile Post Magazine.

In a world where things are customized to make our lives better, shouldn’t your home’s water system be customized too? Do you have a favorite bottled water? Retego can customize your water to taste just like it. You can know your water. We can help.

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