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What Is The Ideal PH For Drinking Water

woman drinking waterThe PH, or potential hydrogen level, is a measurement ranging from 0-14. Levels that are below 7 are considered acidic with levels greater than 7 are considered to be alkaline, and a PH of 7 is neutral. To be sure that your water is safe for drinking, you want to verify that the waters' PH level falls within a range of 6 - 8.5.

Ideal PH For Drinking Water Is 6 - 8.5

With the PH level ranging from 6 - 8.5, the water is considered to be safe. This is because the water is neither acidic nor alkaline enough to be dangerous to the human body. If the water has a PH of less than 6 then the water can be corrosive and be filled with toxic metals. Water that has a PH that is higher than 8.5 can be hard, which poses less of a health risk than acidic water but can taste bad and leave scale deposits on dishes and faucets.

Effects Of Acidic Water

  • Metallic or sour taste of drinking water
  • Stained laundry
  • Blue-green staining of sinks and other fixtures

Effects Of Alkaline Water

  • Bitter tasting
  • Scale buildup in plumbing
  • Decreased efficiency of electric water heaters

The PH Of Water Can Indirectly Affect Your Health

Water that has a high PH can corrode your plumbing and the plumbing from the city. This can lead to metals leaching into your water. Metals such as iron, manganese, copper, lead and zinc are commonly found in water that has a high PH.

High PH levels in drinking water can place adults in risk of cancer, stroke, kidney disease, memory problems and high blood pressure. Children are at a greater risk because there rapidly growing bodies absorbs the metals more quickly.

Copper, Iron, Zinc and Manganese are also classified as secondary drinking water contaminants. These contaminants causes hard water and staining problems. If these contaminants are found in high concentrations then the health issue range from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, kidney disease, liver disease and nervous system problems.

What Are The Treatments For Water PH Problems

For high PH levels, our Water Treatment Company recommends acid neutralizing filters. They will balance acidic water before it enters your home. A water softener can treat alkaline water.

Why Choose Florida Water Analysis

Save money on your plumbing repairs and stop the adverse effects on your health and homes plumbing. Contact Florida Water Analysis today. We are trained and equipped to test your water for contaminants and PH imbalances.

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