Ensure Your Tap Water is Safe by Installing a Water Filtration System
Ensure Your Tap Water is Safe by Installing a Water Filtration System
If you’ve heard about the tap water woes currently plaguing residents in Flint, Michigan, don’t make the mistake of thinking the water in your Broken Arrow, Oklahoma home is immune to such issues.
A good number of Flint’s residents have fallen ill due to unusually high levels of lead, copper, and bacteria in the city’s water. This incident has led to an outcry for a closer look at the water supplies in other cities throughout the nation.
In particular, aging pipelines across all states are causing widespread concern. Just 2 years ago, the U.S. got a measly “D” in terms of drinking water quality from the American Society for Civil Engineers. Furthermore, the Society claimed that most of the nation’s drinking water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life.
Contaminated tap water isn’t only harmful to humans. Pets, specifically cats, are quite susceptible to the dangers of dirty tap water too. Exposed animals are exhibiting episodes of vomiting and loose stools, on top of significantly reduced water consumption.
Bad news aside, here a couple of ways you can determine whether your tap water is safe, or if you need to call a plumber to install a water purification system.
One of the things you can do is check with your local water company. The agency that handles your water supply is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency to supply their customers with a Consumer Confidence Report. This is a yearly water quality report which details specific contaminants (if any) that might be present in your tap, as well as the risks they pose to consumers’ health. This report typically comes with your bill or is available as a downloadable PDF file, if you pay your bills online.
You can also choose to test your water via a home test kit. However, these kits don’t cover everything. But they do cover the more potent contaminants like lead, arsenic, pesticides, and other types of bacteria.
If you’re not entirely sure about doing it yourself, you can also call the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline which connects you to a water testing agency near you.
One final option is to call Infinity Plumbing Services. We’ll test your water for you, free of charge.
Should you find that your tap water is unsafe, you should install a water filtration system in your home immediately. In fact, it would be best to have such a system installed regardless of any test results. Not only will this give you the confidence that your water is pure and safe, it can also improve the taste and clarity of the water.
Professionals from Broken Arrow companies like Infinity Plumbing Services can be counted on to get the job done safely and efficiently.
Source: Aging Pipes Are Poisoning America’s Tap Water, The Atlantic, July 29, 2015
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Updated in June 2022
Another excellent visit by Jared. This time annual cleaning of warm water heater. Job was performed very professionally: on time, friendly, taking time to answer all questions, and making suggestions on general improvements.
Also impressed by the friendly staff in the office, who are very helpful/friendly/knowledgeable over the phone, and who can help with last-minute changes in appointment.
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Posting in 2021
I found Jared and Infinity via excellent Google reviews. And indeed.... all good reviews were true !!! Jared did an excellent job fixing our tankless warm-water heater.
Almost more importantly, he very well explained the problems we were facing (taking the time, and not rushed) , and what to do to prevent future problems. It was clear he was very skilled and experienced on our model (we have the Navien brand). Moreover, Jared is extremely friendly, polite, and very respectful. I can highly recommend Jared and Infinity. And not to forget Marianne, who took care of my phone-calls to make the appointment, and alert me on Jared's arrival: She is very helpful and friendly, and eager to help or taking the time to explain. Looking forward to continue using this company for future work in our house!!!
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Jarred was professional and carefully explained our options. completed the work in a reasonable amount of time.
They were responsive and professional and treated us with respect and were so very helpful to answer any questions we had as we went thru the process of replacing our instant hot water heater.
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Update, also used them to fix leaks on outdoor faucets. Again, excellent friendly prompt service. Will continue to use them for all of our plumbing needs
Jared was amazing! He was very responsive and patient while I worked through the options he gave me. I never felt like I was being taken advantage of and he worked extra hard to make sure I could get my gas turned back on as quickly as possible. I was incredibly frustrated and stressed about this whole situation and I am so grateful that I chose Infinity. Thank you from a very satisfied, life long customer!
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Jared was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
Repaired our hot water heater without trying to sell us a new replacement. Was honest in his evaluation of the problem. If we eventually need to replace will definitely call infinity plumber. I highly recommend this company.
This was my review a year ago.
This year we had a broken pipe. Called Infinity again. Jared responded quickly, told us what he needed to do to find and fix the leak. He presented the cost estimate and we approved the work. Jared took care of everything and completed the repair in a timely manner. The young lady who answers the phone and does the schedule is very pleasant and does a great job of keeping us informed. We also need a hot water heater replaced which we will schedule in the near future. Jared always shows up when he says he will, explains what the issues are and plan of action.
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