How To Protect Your Household from Forever Chemicals In Drinking Water

August 10, 2022

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAs, are a class of chemicals that can be found in water flowing from taps and showerheads across the country. These chemicals are commonly referred to as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down through the filtration process of city and municipality water systems. Within studies done by the EPA, it was discovered that over years of consumption, forever chemicals can lead to several health issues like cancer, kidney disease, liver problems, birth defects, and more. While drinking water in most parts of the country is entirely safe, there are a few areas where additional filtration may be needed. In areas where the water supply is composed of particularly hard water, like Central Texas, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your drinking water is as free from forever chemicals as possible. In this post from Jason’s Water Systems blog, we’ll discuss how you can protect yourself and your family from forever chemicals in your home’s water supply. 

Understand How Contamination Can Occur

Water impurities, like forever chemicals, can come from not only the water source, but also the distribution and treatment systems of cities, municipalities, and even private wells. While most naturally found chemicals and impurities from local water treatment systems are nearly entirely filtered out at the source, contamination can occur in the pipes that transfer the water throughout the region. Cases of water contamination stemming from the pipes typically occur in homes built before 1986; a period where pipes, fixtures, and solder using lead were commonplace. 

Consider Installing A New Water Filtration System At Your Home 

If you know that your current water filtration system is out of date, it may be time to consider an upgrade. At Jason’s Water Systems, we manufacture and install water filtration and softening systems that make the water quality of your home comparable to drinking water found in bottles. With 3 stages of filtration and softening, our water softeners are up to 5 times more effective than competitor filtration systems. Using advanced elements like coconut shell carbon, crushed garnet media, and fine mesh resin to filter and soften your water, our systems remove even the most hard-to-break-down contaminants found in local water sources. 

Take Note Of Any Issues Caused By Water Impurities

Some of the most telling signs that your home may need new water softening and filtration equipment are the issues caused by water impurities. Corroded plumbing fixtures, off-putting taste, noticeable odors, discolored water, and even damaged appliances can all be signs that there are impurities in your water. But, some contaminants are incapable of being seen by the naked eye or through any of your other senses. Sometimes, a water test is necessary to identify if an issue is present in your water. 

Schedule A Free Water Test From Jason’s Water Systems 

At Jason’s Water Systems, we can help you identify whether or not your drinking water meets the standards put forth by the EPA. With a water test from Jason’s Water System, one of our water quality experts will detect impurities in your water like hardness, nitrates, and even dissolved solids that are tasteless and odorless. All we need to do is take a water sample directly from your tap, and we usually have results in 10 minutes or so. If we notice that there’s an issue, we may advise that you have your water fully analyzed in a laboratory, for which we can provide you with additional details. 

You can have your water tested at any time, but we recommend testing after one of these things has occurred: you moved into a new house, your appliances are experiencing hard water scale buildup, or your water has changed in taste, smell, or appearance. These same rules apply to well water too. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you get your water tested at least once a year to ensure it’s clean and free of any contaminants. 

Contact Jason’s Water Systems To Schedule A Free Water Test Today! 

At Jason’s Water Systems, we proudly offer water filtration and softening systems to the residents of the Central Texas area. To schedule a free water test to see if your home requires a new water softening system, contact us online or give us a call today.