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Well Water Information for Maryland Real Estate Agents

In Maryland, many homes in suburban or rural areas depend on a private well for water, rather than a municipal water system. As a real estate agent, this will create a few extra steps that must be taken when you are working with the seller or the buyer of a home to determine the condition of the well and its associated systems, as well as the quality of the water. The process is similar to scheduling a home inspection, and it can help to expedite the sales process when done correctly.

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Reasons to Test My Private Well Water

Many homes in suburban and rural areas rely on private wells for water, and unlike municipal water systems, the homeowner is responsible for testing the quality of the water and treating it, if necessary. While in many cases the quality of well water is as good or better than municipal water, there is always the possibility of contamination from your property or those around you, especially if you live near a farm, a manufacturing facility, a salvage yard or any other commercial enterprise. Water contamination can cause a number of comfort and health problems, ranging from water that has a poor taste, to gastrointestinal illnesses or heavy metal poisoning.

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What is UV Water Filtration?

An ultra violet sterilization system employs ultraviolet light as a means to  kill harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, without affecting the taste of the water or adding objectionable odors. Compared to other solutions, UV water filtration systems are fast, effective and require a minimal amount of maintenance. They can be used in conjunction with other technologies, such sediment filters and reverse osmosis, to provide superior quality drinking water for your home.

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Is Water Treatment Safe?

Clean drinking water is vitally important to living a healthy life, but there are many factors to consider when you’re deciding whether to pursue water treatment options. The first step should always be having a professional test your water for the presence of contaminants. If you use a private well as your water source, you should have your water tested at least once per year to ensure it is safe.

But if it turns out that water treatment is necessary, what are your options? Do they have any side effects? Is water treatment safe? Keep reading to get answers to these important questions!

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Is My Well Water Safe to Drink?

While most Americans draw their water from public sources, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates 15 million U.S. households (or about 15% of Americans) rely on private wells. Without clean water regulations from state and federal agencies, ensuring well water is safe depends largely on individual homeowners. If you have a private well that you intend to use for drinking water at your Maryland home, read on to learn how to be sure your well water is drinkable!
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How Does Water Softening Work?

Water Softening Service in Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, and More!

When it comes to your Maryland drinking water, quality is everything. We rely on water to hydrate our bodies, clean dishes and clothes, water our lawns, and so much more! If you have noticed that your water is no longer able to meet your standards or if you have not scheduled water testing in the past few years, it may be time to invest in a water inspection from the experts at Water Doctor. Continue reading How Does Water Softening Work?

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Water Treatment & Filtration for Maryland Residents

When you go in for a big swig of water, you expect it to be clear, fresh, and odorless. If your water isn’t up to any of these standards, it’s time for you to call on your local water treatment or filtration company. While stinky water is not usually a health issue, it can certainly be off-putting and will deter you from using water in your home. So what causes your water to start smelling like rotten eggs in the first place?
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