Water is essential for life, but what happens when your water lines are contaminated? The risks can range from minor health irritations to severe diseases. In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into the health hazards you might face and how you can safeguard against them. Let Barley Excavating be your guide to a safer water supply.

The Types of Contaminants

Contaminated water can contain various types of harmful elements:

  1. Chemicals: Such as lead, chlorine, and pesticides.
  2. Biological Agents: Bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
  3. Particulates: Sand, rust, and other particles.

Health Risks You Could Face

Gastrointestinal Problems

Bacteria and viruses can lead to serious stomach issues. Imagine dealing with diarrhea, vomiting, or even Hepatitis A.

Neurological Disorders

Heavy metals like lead can impair the nervous system, especially in children.

Skin Irritations

Contact with contaminated water can result in rashes and itchy skin.

How Contamination Happens

Your water lines can become contaminated due to aging infrastructure, natural disasters, or faulty plumbing systems. Often the first signs are changes in water taste, color, and smell. If you notice these signs, don’t ignore them. Check out our blog post on signs your water line may be leaking to know more.

What You Can Do

Regular Inspection

Schedule periodic checks to ensure your water lines are in good condition. Learn more about our sewer & water line repair services.

Filter Your Water

Using water filters can provide an extra layer of protection.

Professional Help

If you suspect any issue with your water lines, contact a professional immediately. Delaying can worsen the situation. Read our blog post on immediate steps to take if your water line breaks.

Let Barley Excavating Help

Don’t put your health at risk. If you suspect that your water lines are contaminated, we’re here to help. Barley Excavating offers top-notch sewer and water line repair to ensure your water is safe to drink and use.

Call us today at (618) 781-0299 to schedule an appointment.

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