When it comes to household drinking water, there are a few factors that
may influence your
water quality. While the hardness of your water may impact your plumbing and the appearance
of your glasses more than it will impact your health, the pH of your water
may be more concerning. Keep reading to learn about the health impacts
of low pH water.
If your drinking water has a low pH level, it is acidic; the scale ranges
from 0 to 14, with 7 being balanced and anything below being increasingly
acidic. Water is more suitable for human consumption if it is close to
the middle of the scale, and can pose problems if it varies towards either
extreme. While water with higher pH levels may cause irritation of the
eyes and skin,
acidic water with a low pH level can also cause irritation.
In addition to causing irritation, the abrasive nature of acidic water
may affect the metals in your plumbing system. Low pH water can leach
metals from your plumbing system and introduce them into your drinking
water. Certain metals, such as lead, can be toxic when consumed by humans;
when you drink water that contains lead, you put yourself at risk for
a number of health complications that may include seizures and miscarriages.
In the event that you discover that your drinking water has a low pH level,
it is wise to correct the problem as soon as possible. Fortunately, you
can use a water treatment system like an acid neutralizer to increase
the pH level of your household water and thus protect yourself and your
family from these possible health issues. If you are worried about the
pH of your water, contact
Tri-County Pumps or visit our website. We specialize in water filtration systems, water
pressure, sump pumps, and septic tank cleaning in the Berkeley County
area. For more information about our water filtration systems, call us
at (888) 890-3957.