Medical Signs That You Need a New Filtration System

Damaged pipes, leaking sewers or malfunctioning filtration systems can often mix contaminated water in your water supply. It’s difficult to detect contamination because the signs are often too subtle to detect without some chemical testing—at least not without seriously harming yourself.

If you’re using contaminated water, you may suffer from some medical problem. There’s really no limit to the health problems caused by dirty water, which can include skin problems, gastrointestinal problems and infections.

There are plenty of signs that indicate that your water’s not filtered. Unfiltered water might have a reddish tinge to it; might seem cloudy or could smell strange.

One of the surest signs that your filtration systems are malfunctioning includes health problems propping up all over the place.

Some common medical problems caused through the use of contaminated water include:

Swimmer’s Itch

Since swimmers spend a lot of time under water, they get a fair bit of skin infections if they don’t watch out where they’re swimming. These skin infections are so common that one of them is actually named after swimmers.

Contaminated water contains microscopic larvae that cause the skin to itch a lot. These larvae are rarely ever found in filtered water and if you’ve developed a random itch that just won’t go away, you should get your filtration system checked out.

ENT Infections

There’s no part of the human body which isn’t exposed to large amounts of water on a daily basis. Whether you’re showering, brushing your teeth or splashing water on your face, we use gallons of water throughout the day.

The use of large amounts of unfiltered water also increases the risk of you developing ear, nose and throat infections. In case you notice that you’re getting a sore throat too often or developing an ear infection that won’t go away, call up a plumbing service to examine your filtration system for damage.

Gastrointestinal Problems

Drinking unfiltered water will definitely cause stomach problems. Common gastrointestinal conditions from using unfiltered water include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Cramps
  • coli
  • Salmonella

If you develop even the slightest suspicion that you might be using unfiltered water, you should keep a sharp eye out for any stomach problems. Recurrent and severe gastrointestinal conditions often indicate that you’re drinking contaminated water, which calls for an inspection of your filtration systems.

If you notice any signs of contaminated water, you should get in touch with us at Pro Serve Plumbing in Arlington, Texas. We’ve offered high quality filtration and gas line repair services throughout the state for years. Our services include gas leak detection and gas line repairs as well as slab leak repairs. Call us now at: 817-244-0614 or send us a message for more information.