Friday, September 30, 2016

Is Lead Lurking in your Water?

Is there lead in my drinking water? Lead can be harmful to your health and this is a common question. Lead has no color, scent, or taste and is only detected through a water test. We've outlined some concerns to keep in mind when evaluating the safety and quality of your drinking water. If you are looking to get lead, metal and corrosive water testing done on your home's drinking water, contact your local Culligan Man with Culligan Lake of the Ozarks.

Most people believe their drinking water comes from pure sources without contamination, or they assume that the water has been treated, so there is not a problem. However, lead rarely contaminates water at the source. The primary reason lead is found in drinking water sources is the piping used for distribution or the household plumbing. 

Why is lead a concern?

Lead is a toxic metal that is harmful to human health and there is NO safe level for lead exposure. Consuming contaminated water can lead to numerous health problems but the good news is, it is possible to reduce exposure to lead.

Here's how to remove lead from your water to protect yourself and your family from this harmful contaminant.

1. Schedule a water analysis - it's free!

Call your local Culligan Man (573) 346-5221 or fill out the water test analysis form to schedule a Free Water Testing for your home. The analysis will reaveal not only lead, but other harmful contaminats such as arsenic, nitrates and E. coli. He will send your water sample to Culligan's EPA-Certified lab for analysis. Results should arive in about three days, and your Culligan water specialist will contact you to discuss options.

2. Take action.

If you decide that a Culligan Water Treatment option is best for you, a trained and certified Culligan service professional will install your new unit to your satisfaction. There are a number of systems that can remove contaminants from your water. Make sure you understand them all, from pricing to their capabilities, we want to ensure you're making the right choice for your home.

3. Continue to test for lead annually.

Your local Culligan Man will come to your home to provide a complete analysis of your water, fixtures, plumbing and water-using appliances. You can schedule this annually to ensure your system continues to work properly, this is especially important if you use a private well, and is essential for you and your families health.

Lead is dangerous, but if you employ the correct methods to remove it, you can avoid exposure. Culligan offers several home water solutions that if installed will drastically improve your home water system. In addition to receiving the health benefits of Culligan water, you will also have great tasting water for drinking and cooking. Your body and your taste buds will thank you! For more information, contact Culligan Lake of the Ozarks.

277 Lower Business Park Road • Linn Creek, MO 65052 • (573) 346-5221

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