by Duane Blanton on October 18, 2017

Your Family is Protected with a Superhero Plumber Looking After Your Clean Water

What do you think of when you think of a superhero? A caped crusader fighting crime, maybe? Superheroes come in other forms though and wear everyday clothes, but the duties they perform are just as “super”. This is the case with plumbers.

They are super because they protect your family from the dangers of unclean water by attending to your plumbing. They are also champions for the planet, helping to conserve water to combat the ongoing global water crisis.

Water Conservation

Did you know that there are more than 800 million in the world that live without access to safe water? There is a water scarcity crisis, which means that everyone has to do their part to conserve.

Your plumber can get the ball rolling for you by helping to repair plumbing leaks as soon as they are discovered.

Some of the most common spots for leaks in your home are broken seals (usually around toilets), corroded pipe joints, damage to pipes as a result of extreme shifts in temperatures and uneven water pressure in your pipes.

Your Plumbing and Clean Water

When you hear about tainted water, you assume that it is unclean because it hasn’t been properly treated at the source. While that is often the case here in Round Lake, IL, clean water can become unclean as a result of the plumbing in your home. That’s where your superhero plumber steps in.

As a first step, consider what your pipes are made of. If they are older, there is a good chance that they could contain lead, which can leach into your drinking water. It is essential that you upgrade your pipes either to PVC or copper. While copper is more prone to corrosion, it does have germ-fighting qualities.

Also, have your plumber inspect your pipes for damage. If they are distressed, there is the possibility of backflow, where water flows in the wrong direction in your pipes. In short, dirty water contaminates clean water coming in.

What to Watch for With Water Contamination

Unclean water contains all kinds of things that can make you sick like bacteria, toxins, and viruses. Typically, within 24 to 48 hours of consuming bad water, you’ll experience flu-like symptoms.

More serious water-borne illnesses can cause neurological and reproductive damage. How sick you become has a great deal to do with your general health, as well as how much water you consumed.

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