If you notice that the water coming out of your faucets no longer looks clear, it may be time to hire a professional company such as Green Living Water Solutions to perform water testing. Water testing is a simple test that can be done either onsite or by sending your water in to a testing facility. This simple test can reveal many things about your water. If you have never had your water tested before, here are a few of the different things that water testing can reveal about your water. 

If Your Water is Contaminated

If you get your water from the city, the water that flows into your home is routinely tested to ensure the water is not contaminated. The water is tested for many different types of contamination, including pollutants and chemicals. If you get your water from a water tank, well, or other onsite water source that you are responsible for maintaining, your water is not tested. In this case, it is up to you to have it tested routinely to ensure that the water that flows into your home from the water source is safe and free of contamination.  

If You Have Hard Water

Another important thing that water testing can reveal is whether you have hard water and what minerals are causing the hard water. Do you notice a film or ring building up around your faucet? Or do you have soap scum you cannot remove from your bathtub? If so, you likely have hard water. Learning what is causing your hard water can help you determine whether a home water softening system is ideal for your space and what type of media should be used in the softening system to clear the minerals causing the hard water. 

If There is Dirt or Rust in Your Water

The last thing that water testing can reveal is whether there is dirt or rust floating in your water. If your water is not clear, you may be unsure exactly what is floating in the water. If there is rust or dirt in the water, chances are, there is a problem with your plumbing pipes. If your pipes are cracked, they can allow dirt into your water, and if they are rusty, they can transfer rust to your water. Learning whether there is rust or dirt in your pipes tells you whether it is time to replace your pipes. 

Is your water cloudy or colored, or does it appear to have particles floating in it? If so, now is the perfect time to have your water tested. Having your water tested can reveal why your water is not clear and what needs to be done to improve your water quality. Contact a water testing professional today to learn how to have your water tested.