The nation’s drinking water pipe system was installed many years ago. In some areas, the pipes have begun to corrode. This can lead to dangerous oxides leaking into the drinking water supply. You do not need this to happen as it will mean that your drinking water is actually polluted. There is a factor in water and most other liquids that determines how acidic or alkaline it is. This is called the pH factor. In normal, clean drinking water, the pH level is 7. This is the neutral level, and means that it is safe. If the pH level is below 7, the water is acidic.
Neutralizing the Acidity
If the level drops, it means the acidity of the water is increasing. This could result in many consequences. Acids are corrosive substances. No one wants their drinking water to eat through their insides. Because of this, you need to check the pH level of the water supply in your home before you or your family drinks from it. While this may seem like you are being too much of a worrywart, it is best to do it and get it over with. If the pH level is low, you should really consider getting a device called an acid water neutralizer.
Detection of Acid Water
You can always detect acidic water before you taste it. You don’t even need a proper test. All you have to do (if you have copper pipes) is to look for stains. The bottom of your sink or bathtub should have bluish-green stains. This is caused by the acid in the water oxidizing the copper in your pipes. If left unattended, it could eat through the pipes and cause leaks. Installing an acid water neutralizer will help you stop this before it gets out of hand.
As a matter of fact, you should probably get one of these devices for your home regardless of whether you actually need it or not. Just to be on the safe side. The neutralizer won’t do any harm to your current plumbing system, nor will it adversely affect your body in any way. It is a safe way of making sure your home water is not corrupted by the acidity or possibly toxins in the water. Either way, you will be keeping yourself, as well as your family safe. This is one of the better choices you can make for your home, before you start to see the telltale symptoms of acidity in the water.