Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
As part of an ongoing effort to educate Southwestern Pennsylvania residents about the water quality in their homes, Gillece Services is offering Free Water Quality Testing to detect impurities that may be found in their water. Gillece has provided information to customers about the potential dangers associated with both unfiltered and untreated water as well as available products. The first step toward determining the quality of water in area homes is to have the water professionally tested.
Gillece Water Quality Specialists are available to conduct water quality tests to residents in the areas that Gillece serves, in and around the Pittsburgh region: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The water quality test can identify issues associated with drinking water and hard water, which may contain more than 60,000 chemicals, minerals, and other contaminants that are harmful to ingest or to come into contact with.
Water quality tests from Gillece can detect levels of chlorine and hardness in water that is used for drinking, cooking, cleaning, bathing, and more. Water filtration applies to filtering drinking water for removing bacteria and viruses such as chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon-based compounds. These types of impurities may cause water to have a bad taste or odor and can also cause health effects. Chemical presence in unfiltered water has been associated with dry skin and hair, illness, and more serious disease.
Hard water refers to water that is untreated and may contain high levels of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Hard water can contribute to soap scum, hard water scales, and other surface impurities. It may also cause cleansing issues, resulting in streaky dishes, dull clothing, or dry hair. A Gillece Water Quality Test measures hardness by grains and determines how hard water is, from moderate to extreme. The lowest levels of grains indicate soft water, which can be achieved through a designated water softener system. Water softeners reduce or neutralize existing minerals in order to produce soft water, which can help to increase the life of cleansing products and water-using appliances affected by hard water.
Gillece Water Quality Tests give customers and area residents the opportunity to learn about possible impurities in their water and the associated dangers so that they can take steps to improve the water throughout their home. To learn more about water quality and related products, visit http://gillece.com/water-conditioning/water-quality-overview/.
Gillece has served the Pittsburgh region for over 30 years in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electrical, Waterproofing, Indoor Air Quality, and Water Quality services. They are “Always Here to Take Your Call,” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year- evenings, weekends, and holidays.