Water Testing Silver Spring, MD
Water quality can have a significant impact on your health. If your water contains dangerous contaminants, such as lead or chromium 6, you could suffer from serious health complications. That’s why many Silver Spring residents have their water tested.
A professional water test can uncover dangerous substances in your water. Fortunately, Hague Quality Water of Maryland will test your water for free. Not sure if you should bother getting your water tested? Let’s look at some of the many health risks that you could suffer if you drink contaminated water.
Contaminants that May Increase the Risk of Cancer
You may already know that many chemicals increase cancer risks. Unfortunately, these carcinogenic substances could be lurking in your drinking water. If you’ve ever seen the Erin Brockovich film, you may recall that a specific chemical, “chromium 6”, was the real star of the show. The chemical seeped into local water supplies in a small town and poisoned residents.
Besides chromium 6, other chemicals found in the water at your Silver Spring home could increase cancer risks. You may have heard of arsenic, another dangerous substance and one that may be present in your drinking water. Researchers have linked arsenic to liver, lung, and bladder cancer.
Asbestos yet another dirty contaminant that may increase cancer risks. While once a common building material, asbestos is now highly regulated and can’t be used for many applications. That doesn’t stop it from seeping into water supplies, however.
Radon, agricultural chemicals, and various other hazardous materials have also been linked to increased incidents of cancer. Each year, nearly 10 million people die from cancer and millions more struggle with grave illnesses. You may reduce cancer risks by removing contaminants from your water. That’s why having your water tested is so important.
Stunted Childhood Growth and Cardiovascular Risks
Remember the Flint water crisis? Many pipes contain lead as it was once a common piping material. So long as pipes are properly maintained, the risk of lead seeping into water is reduced. In Flint’s case, authorities didn’t take the proper precautions.
Lead is a dangerous contaminant. Children may suffer from stunted development if they’re exposed to it. In other words, lead could affect your children for the rest of their lives. Further, people of any age may suffer from cardiovascular issues. Unfortunately, lead remains a problem in Maryland and it’s a substance we constantly look out for at Hague Quality Water of Maryland.
Other substances may also stunt childhood development. Since children are small, their bodies are more susceptible to dangerous contaminants. Many parents in Silver Spring now test and treat their water to ensure that their children are protected.
Serious Illnesses Caused by Water-Borne Pathogens
While lead drew the most headlines during the Flint Water crisis, an outbreak of the Legionnaire’s Disease claimed numerous lives. This disease is caused by the Legionella bacteria. Bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens may lurk in your water. Each could cause a serious illness or even death. While Silver Spring is at lower risk than some other cities, it’s still important to have your water tested.
Having Your Silver Spring Water Tested
As you can see, the water at your Silver Spring, MD home may pose a health risk. To find out, you need to have your water tested. If there are contaminants in your water, an effective water treatment solution such as the Hague WaterMax® BEQ can help ensure harmful contaminants are removed from your water.
Keep you and your family safe by scheduling a free water test today. Call us at (410) 757-2992.
NOTE: Free water tests are for new customers to determine water quality and treatment solutions.