Most of us have dealt with poor-tasting tap water at one point or another. The taste of your drinking water can be affected by a number of things. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common taste culprits. For better tasting water, you can try letting water sit in the refrigerator before drinking it, or you can contact Tanz Inc. to discuss your water filtration options.
Common Tastes In Drinking Water
If your water contains naturally high levels of certain minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, or sodium, it may taste saltier than you would expect. If you experience suddenly salty water in a coastal area, contact your water municipality immediately as seawater may be flowing into your drinking water.
There can be a lot of dissolved solids within drinking water, many of which are metals. These most commonly include iron, copper, zinc, manganese, and even lead. If you’re concerned about metallic-tasting drinking water, get your water tested for metals.
We’ve been regularly using chlorine to kill the bacteria living in our drinking water and plumbing since the beginning of the 20th century. It’s long use does more than we could to illustrate its usefulness in keeping us healthy, but its taste and the effects on your skin, hair, and clothes aren’t so positive. Certain filters can be installed in your home to eliminate the negative effects of chlorine in your water.
Does your drinking water taste bad because of any of these common issues? Although most of these are not harmful to your health, we all deserve clear drinking water that tastes fresh and clean. Hire Tanz Inc for a free water testing service to test the quality of your New Jersey water.