Emergency Plumber Explores the Effects of Plumbing on Water Taste

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The specialists at Emergency Plumber have responded to a report into the debate over the water divide between the North and South of the country, with advice over what factors can affect the taste of our tap water.

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It is possible to check whether the taste or odour you are experiencing is connected to your washing machine or dishwasher

The BBC recently discussed how each year a slew of US localities fight over who has the tastiest tap water. Whilst the topic has not reached quite the same level of coverage here in the UK, there is still a definite divide in water preference. Whilst our tap water is amongst the most highly regulated in Europe, this does not cover taste. In the article, Dr Andrea Dietrich, a professor and water tasting expert from Virginia Tech explains that “sense, taste and smell and vision and hearing have a normal range, but there can be a hundred-fold between the ability of people to discern a taste or odour- it’s not uncommon.”

Renowned for their London emergency plumbers, Emergency Plumber also operates throughout the country and the team deal with a variety of plumbing and water issues. Naturally the latest news caught their attention and a representative has explained some of the reasons behind a change in water taste.

“There are a number of reasons you may have noticed a change in water taste. Moving home is a common cause, due to a different water supply, as well as changes to your plumbing. If you’ve recently had plumbing work carried out you may encounter a number of strange tastes, such as metallic or bitter tastes from new copper pipe work or a rubbery taste from tap washers. It is possible to check whether the taste or odour you are experiencing is connected to your washing machine or dishwasher by turning off the valves which control the water flow, running the tap used for drinking water to clear the pipes and then tasting the water.

"Those concerned they may have problems with their plumbing would be well advised to contact a team of fully qualified and registered engineers such as those provided by Emergency Plumber.”

Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim is to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.

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