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Healthy Water–Healthy life: Plumbing can help you live a healthier life in 2013 – A New Year’s Resolution

If you are determined to live a healthier life in 2013, then consider making sure your plumbing system is healthy in your Decatur, Alabama home. The human body needs healthy fresh water to flourish. In fact 70 percent of the human body is made of water. In order to stay hydrated and healthy you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Unfortunately, all over the world, 3.5 million people die from water related diseases. So we are lucky to have access to clean running water in this country and in Decatur, Alabama.

Still, there are some steps we can take to make sure that our homes and water stays healthy by making sure your homes plumbing system is in good working order. Below are three plumbing suggestions to help you live a healthier life this 2013.

Purify and Soften your water

            If you have well water it is important to have your water tested at least once a year. This will help you determine if you need a water purification system. If you use tap water you can most likely trust that your water is safe to drink. But just because your water is safe to drink doesn’t mean that it is free of contaminants and especially chlorine. The best thing you can do for you body is to drink clean purified water. The knowledgeable technicians at Lamco can help you determine if your home and health would benefit from a simple water filter under the sink, or a whole home water purification system. Also, if you are finding a lot of deposits on your dishes, or have itchy skin, you may have hard water. A water softener can help by removing the minerals that build up in your water. Testing your water will help you and your technician determine what is best for your home and your health.

Prevent mold by repairing leaky pipes and installing ventilation

            Leaky pipes and poor ventilation are big contributors to mold in the home. Mold can cause stuffy noses, irritated eyes and skin, and severe allergic reactions. Ancient cultures took extreme measures to eradicate mold. In the Old Testament if they could not eradicate mold found in the home they were commanded to destroy the whole home! If you have noticed a mold smell in a room in your home, water spots on the ceiling, damp and wet drywall or floors, or especially mold under the sink, it is time to call a plumber and make sure you don’t have a leaking pipe somewhere. At Lamco we have specialized leak detection equipment and are able to find and fix any leaking pipes. We can also install ventilation in rooms that have a hard time staying dry like the bathroom.

Have your backflow preventer tested or one installed

A backflow preventer can be a lifesaver. Backflow preventers prevent dirty water from going backward in the pipe and contaminating clean water. When water pressure drops below certain point contaminated water, including sewage, can be drawn back into the pipes contaminating pipes that are suppose to bring your fresh, clean water. Anyone who has had dirty water flow into their bath tub from the drain knows how important it is to have a backflow preventer. Backflow preventers should be checked annually to make sure they are working properly. If you need a backflow preventer installed, or tested, give us a call.

Clean water is our most valuable resource. Pure drinking water and a plumbing system you can depend on are important to the health of your home and your family. If you are interested in improving the quality of your water and plumbing system give us a call. Lamco plumbing has been atrusted Decatur plumber  for almost thirty years. We have the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle all your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance. Fortestimonials, money saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web.   And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns.