We turn on our faucet to get a drink of water, to fill a pot to start making spaghetti for dinner, wash our hands or to take a shower. And, you probably just assume your water is okay, right?
Hmmmm, is it? Here are 5 questions you should be asking:
1. How do I know if my home’s water quality is good?
Request a free water analysis of your water. You’ll find out if you have hard water, iron, or other contaminants.
2. Why should I be concerned about hard water?
Hard water causes spotty dishes, scratchy clothes, itchy skin, and builds up in your plumbing and appliances.
3. I’ve heard about iron in water. Should I be concerned about it?
Iron causes rust stains on your drains, faucets, toilets/bathtubs/showers, and clothes.
4. What are the benefits of filtering my home’s drinking water?
Filtering out harmful impurities in your water makes it healthier for your family and extends the life of your plumbing and appliances. Filtered water also improves the taste of your coffee, teas, and soups.
5. How can I solve my home’s water problems?
Whether you have hard water, iron, or possible contaminants in your drinking water, we can help you choose the right products to provide your family with cleaner water.
As a homeowner, it’s easy to forget all the ways water impacts your daily life… until there’s a problem. To help you see water clearly, we’d like to share some common signs of water issues. Click below to read more.
For starters, you should know what is in... or NOT in your water.
There are several types of tests that can be performed to check on the quality (or lack thereof) of your water.
Mineral Test - this is a series of tests for iron (orange or brown "rust" staining), hardness (white build-up on fixtures), TDS (Total Dissolved Solids or "sodium"), odor (stinky or rotten egg smell), chlorine, pH, and tannins. These tests identify what's in your water and what equipment would be recommended to remove minerals and contaminants of concern. If you already have an existing system, we will test the water before (the source before the water comes into your home or business) and after (usually at your sink faucet) to determine how well the system is working. We perform this test at no charge.
Bacteria Test - This tests for e. coli and coliforms. This test is usually required for mortgage loans when refinancing or purchasing a home. This test is also performed when there is a concern of well contamination.
Other Contaminant Tests - We offer an extensive line of testing for additional contaminants of concern, such as lead, nitrate/nitrite, arsenic, fluoride, silica, aluminum, copper, and more.
We offer all of the above water tests to homeowners, realtors, and commercial properties and would be happy to assist!
Contact us today or click one of the links below to inquire about scheduling a water test appointment.
Need more info? Reach out to us at 804.693.7294 or send an email to Info@WaterProInc.com for more information.
It usually happens when you least expect it! Sure, today’s water heaters seem to be better designed than older models but they don’t seem to last as long. That’s why you’ll want to know the signs to watch for before it’s too late!
Did you know that water heaters require regular inspection and maintenance? Regular inspection consists of a) checking and changing the anode rod if needed (especially on hard water), b) testing the thermostat and valves, and c) checking for rust or leaks. Regular maintenance consists of draining and flushing the unit and should be done every six months or no less than once per year. These simple tasks can actually prolong their lives and use for years to come. An electric water heater will last between 10-15 years. A gas water heater will last between 8-12 years.
Any one of the seven indications below can be a sign of a problem. Here's what to watch for:
1) rust appears in the hot water faucets
2) lukewarm water and low water pressure
3) water pooling around the base of the water heater
4) hot water has a metallic smell and taste
5) strange, unfamiliar noises when water tank is heating
6) run out of hot water faster than usual
7) higher energy bills
Water Pro can repair and/or replace your water heater. If you would like us to provide you with a quote, it’s as easy as sending us: 1) gallons size, 2) dimensions of available space, and 3) a picture if possible.
Contact us today to inquire about water heaters or to schedule your water heater service appointment!
Reach out to us at 804.693.7294 or send an email to Info@WaterProInc.com for more information.
A filter is a filter, right?
Nope, there are various types of water filters, sizes, and micron ratings for each filter. The quality of water and your water system will determine which filter is best for you and your family.
Sediment filters remove dirt, debris, and even microscopic particles from your water. The pore size of filter cartridge is measured in microns, i.e. 5, 10, 20, etc. The smaller the micron rating, the finer the particulate removed. Sizing of micron filters depends upon the smallest particle that needs filtering from your water. Smaller micron may not always be the better option because the smaller rating may immensely impact the water flow (pressure), need to be changed more often, and cost more in the long run.
Along with micron rating is the special importance of the type of filters. Some of the most common ones are: melt blown, string, and carbon.
Melt blown filters contain a fixed pore structure - the polypropylene fibers do not separate and ensure trapped contaminant particles do not come into your house water.
String filters capture large particles and can separate which allows smaller particles to come into your house water.
Carbon cartridge filters are effective toward keeping out chemicals and odors from coming into your house water but cost more, often times aren't necessary, or there is a better long-run alternative.
At Water Pro, we have varied micron filter ratings, types, and sizes and can assist you with choosing the best filter(s) for your water system. Call or contact us today whether you would like to pick up your filter(s), have your filter(s) delivered (no additional charge with a minimum purchase), or like many of our customers that care about their water, we'll bring the correct filter(s) and change them for you.
Want to love your water? We can also set you up on a filter change schedule so that you don't have to worry about those filters or changing them yourself anymore!
Contact us today to inquire about filters or to schedule your next filter change appointment!
Reach out to us at 804.693.7294 or send an email below for more information.
Sand or sediment in your water can cause serious issues of deteriorating your fixtures and appliances and will also decrease your water pressure.
The sand and sediment may cause pipes and aerators to clog up and could result in pressure loss in your home. The fixtures in your home, including sink faucets and shower heads, as well as your washing machine, etc. will wear out ahead of time and could cost you thousands of dollars.
The sandtrap is a unique way to separate and trap heavier sand and particles to prevent them from getting into your home.
Contact us today or call (804) 693-7294 if you'd like to set up an appointment for a free estimate and/or get more information on a sandtrap.
Water Pro Inc. is veteran owned and locally operated in Gloucester, Virginia. We specialize in water treatment, well repairs, and plumbing for residential and commercial properties. Water Pro is proud to serve all of the Middle Peninsula, Hampton Roads, Northern Neck, and Richmond areas of Virginia. Since 2001, Water Pro has continued to build a solid reputation for integrity and good business practice within the community. We install and maintain water purification and filtration systems that are superior in quality and efficiency.