02 Mar How to Filter Well Water in Your Home
How to Filter Well Water in Your Home
If the water you use at home comes from a well, you will likely have to filter it. This is because well water can include quite a few contaminants that you and your family should not be exposed to or, more important, not consume. Keep in mind that your bare eyes cannot see the harmful bacteria, parasites, and infections. The most effective way to filter well water is by installing a water filter in your home.
First, evaluate a well-water filtration system for your entire house. These filters are installed by a professional and filter water for all the fixtures in your home, including sinks, showers, and bathtubs.
Next, find a state-certified testing lab to have your well water tested. To find a lab, call the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791. Send or take a sample of your well water to the lab you found. It will provide you with a consumer confidence report, which will let you know what types of contaminants are found in your well water.
Finally, look for whole house water filters that remove the type of contaminants found in your water.