Why is the Water in Our Homes a Health Hazard?
Do you ever get the horrible taste of chlorine in your drinking water?
Or get out of a shower or bath all itchy and red?
Or notice a green or rusty tinge to the colour of your water?
Our domestic water, whether it comes from the mains supply, a bore or a rainwater tank, is likely to be contaminated.
Some water quality data is available from your local water corporation on mains water. However, you won’t know the quality of the water coming out of your taps, your bore, or your rainwater tank unless you test it.
Unfortunately, whilst the water that comes out of our kitchen tap is clean, much has been added intentionally (such as chlorine, fluoride) and just as much unintentionally (such as heavy metals, pesticides, fertilisers, asbestos).
These chemicals are problematic too.
Chlorine is a severe skin and lung irritant, so if your child suffers from eczema you might notice they have a flare-up after showering. Even without skin conditions, the chlorine in our water dries our skin out and ages us.
Fluoride is not required in our bodies to prevent any disease or deficiency. It is only added to our water to prevent cavities or tooth decay. Yet, fluoride is a known neurotoxin and a low-dose endocrine disruptor, meaning it can do more harm than good.
To remove these contaminants you need a water filter for your drinking water but also your shower, bath and laundry.
Book a Water Quality Assessment
How does it work?
- Pre home visit chat to determine the requirement for water quality sampling* and parameters to test.
- Desktop assessment and/or on-site water quality testing if necessary.
- Verbal feedback on the day.
- A follow up report including water quality test results and discussion with water filter recommendation(s) customised to your needs.
- Follow up phone call and email to check-in on progress and any concerns.
Prices start from $150 (desktop only) to $250 (on-site visit). Laboratory costs are extra.
Book your Water Quality Assessment
*Water quality analysis is not usually required. If you are keen to purchase a drinking water filter it’s usually not necessary. However, if you are concerned about a particular water quality parameter (for e.g. lead, copper) for health reasons it could be useful. It is also helpful to investigate the quality of your bore or tank water.