August is National Wellness Month, and a great time to focus on your individual well being. Whether you choose to focus on stress management, personal well being or eating healthy, August is the month to do so!
If you don’t have an area in mind, however, water is a great place to start! There are so many different water issues that can be improved, but we are going to focus on water safety, and how we can implement water safety into our everyday lives.
Plumbing Is Important To Water Safety
Can we remember a time when we did not have running water in our homes? Though none of us can remember having to deal with a bucket and a well (or worse), it really was not that long ago.
Since we now have running water, we have been able to take advantage of other modern technologies such as dishwashers, washing machines, hot water heaters, and ice machines.
With all of these technological advances in place, we needed someone to look after our water and the system that delivers it to us. That person is what we now call a plumber. Plumbing is an important part of our modern lives and should be taken seriously. One thing you can do for National Wellness Month is to make sure your plumbing is well maintained and drains are cleaned and cleared!
Opt For Water Filters
Water filters are another important aspect of water safety you can take advantage of. Mineral buildup in our tap water can lead it to not taste well, and in some cases have harmful bacteria. Utilizing a water filter can help eliminate these issues.
- Reverse Osmosis
- Activated Carbon
- Infrared Filters
- UV Filters
- Alkaline Filters
- Water Distillation
These are a few of the different types of water filters that can be used. They will help to reduce the number of minerals and other harmful debris that can be found in drinking water.
Water Leaks and Other Concerns
When you hear water safety, the first thing that pops into your head is swimming safety, right? Though swimming safety is always extremely important, there are many other water safety concerns that should be followed.
For example, issues like water leaks can cause health issues due to mold and mildew growth. Another concern is your water drainage system. Drains that are not cleaned out regularly can become backed up and cause clogs.
These clogs can eventually be the reason for sewage build-up that can spill back into your home. As disgusting as that is, it is a possibility, and the side effects can be very detrimental to your health.
The impact clean water has on our modern society is great. Unfortunately, groundwater pollution is a real problem, and there are many people around the world who rely on it to drink. So, whether you opt for water filters, good plumbing practices, or safety procedures, water safety is a great cause for August.
At Marc Francis Plumbing we know the value of clean water! We are available to assist you with repairs, maintenance, and installations. We are also available to answer any of your water safety questions. Give us a call today at (423) 915-9260.