How Your Drain Can Show Your Water is Contaminated + A Solution!
Kinjal Mistry was awarded a degree in Civil engineering in 2016 from Dharmsinh Desai University, Gujarat. She is a Manager (Civil B. Tech) at SDCPL – Gharpedia. She has a passion for Creative Writing. As a content writer she loves to write blogs on Civil Engineering, building materials etc. Besides, being a blogger, she also handles Construction estimating and Costing at SDCPL. She possesses excellent critical thinking skills to identify and offer solutions to engineering problems. She loves sports and reading novels. She is easily reachable on LinkedIn, Twitter and Quora.
In recent years, people have been paying a lot of attention to the water they are drinking. We have all finally understood how important this liquid is and, of course, how important it is that it is potable clean and healthy. Okay, it’s not like we have discovered this in 2020. We’ve known for a long time about the significance of water, but it seems that a lot of people are just now getting started with taking care of themselves in terms of ingesting the right daily amount of this liquid.
No matter where you go, you’ll always have at least one person trying to explain and convince the others about the utmost significance of proper hydration. What we are trying to say is that we have stopped taking this for granted and we are finally listening to what experts have to say about staying hydrated. In the rare event that you have forgotten about the benefits of this liquid, here’s a useful source to freshen up your memory.
It appears that we have finally started taking care of ourselves, at least in this one imperative sense. Our health has always been our number one priority. It’s just that we have forgotten it for a while somewhere along the way. Thankfully, it’s all coming back to us and our priorities are finally being properly ranked particularly after COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic globally. If nothing else, we’re taking care of ourselves by drinking enough water.
Who is Taking Care of the Water, Though?
While it seems that we are learning to take care of ourselves, nobody is stopping to think about who is taking care of our water. Nobody even cares to think that they might contribute to the cleanliness and health of water. What it takes is for us to be observant and attentive, because there is no point in drinking enough water if we’re drinking contaminants along the road. Who is to tell you that the liquid is contaminated, though?
It’s perfectly true that the municipality or country government will do what it takes in order to keep our water supply clean and healthy, but is that really all that can be done? Isn’t it also up to us to make sure that what we are consuming is actually good for our well-being? Should we leave it all up to the people who supply is with our perfect hydration liquid, or should we do our part as well? The answer is simple. We absolutely must do our part.
If you think about it closely, it’s rather logical. You take care of your water so that it can take care of you. There remains only one question to be answered. How do you actually make sure that you are taking care of the one drink that is responsible for your life? As I said above, the key is to be attentive and observant.
Signs of Contaminated Water
The signs of contaminated water are all around you. It’s just that you need to learn how to recognize them and how not to ignore them. Once you learn that, you’ll also know how to solve any issues that you might be having with this liquid. That way, you are indirectly taking care of your own health. Let me repeat the most significant thing once again – the key is to learn how to recognize signs of water contamination.
Here are some signs that you should look out for:
The Drain Gives You All the Answers for Contaminated Water
There are some rather obvious signs that you will be able to notice by taking one simple look at the water you are drinking. For example, it might turn a funny color and we all know that it should be see-through and perfectly clear. When you notice any other color, you will undoubtedly know that you might be dealing with certain contaminants. Don’t even get me started of noticing traces of earth and similar things in the glass you are drinking from.
Those are all rather obvious signs, though, and they cannot be missed nor ignored. What about those subtler signs that you might not notice for contaminated water? Or, what about those that you do notice, but you don’t give them the time of day, assuming that it has nothing to do with the liquid you are consuming? Those are the signs that you should look out for because, once you start noticing a change of color or traces of contaminants in your glass, it means that those contaminants have already been there for quite a while.
The drain is what you should pay attention to. I assume you don’t ever think about inspecting these parts of your home. You know that you need them and you know how they function, but you probably didn’t know that these can tell you a lot about the cleanliness of your water. The truth is, the drains can be the first sign that something is seriously wrong with the quality of this beverage.
These can sometimes smell rather bad, can’t they? You probably dismiss this as something that is bound to happen from time to time, but that’s exactly what you shouldn’t do. The moment you notice that your drain smells like sewage should be the moment you realize that your water isn’t as pure as you might have thought it to be. This is a sign of certain bacteria living in your water source and you definitely shouldn’t ignore it.
Here is Your Solution to Prevent Water Contamination
Okay, so now you know that the awful smell coming out of your drain isn’t normal at all, what can you do? There is a rather simple solution to all your troubles and it’s been around for quite a while. You have probably heard about it, but you might not have known that it is what every household should have if they care about the quality of the tap liquid they are consuming. We are talking about filtration systems that you can install in your home. These can give you a peace of mind by making sure that what you are drinking is safe and, of course, by getting rid of that horrendous odor coming from your drains.