Simple Ways to Improve Water Quality in Your Home

You’re probably wondering how simple it really is to improve water quality at home.

Fortunately, this is true! There really are ways for you to improve the quality of your water in your home. Follow along with me as I cover the simplest ways for you to improve your water quality.

Cold Water Use 

Do not use hot water for drinking or cooking purposes. Hot water will do the opposite of what you want it to and it tends to carry things like metals, bacteria, and sediment. 


First things first, let’s discuss how to flush in your home. We mean flushing your pipes. You can do this by running your cold water tap for 2 minutes before you start using the water for drinking or cooking purposes. 

When water hasn’t been used for quite some time and just sits in your pipes, this can cause the quality of your water to decline. Therefore, allowing your cold water taps to run for 2 minutes before using the water will allow you to capture the newest water in your system and allow the old water to pass through. 

Allow cold water tap to run for at least 2 minutes to ensure better water quality.
Allow cold water tap to run for at least 2 minutes to ensure better water quality.

Household Plumbing 

If you have old household plumbing throughout your house, it would not be a bad idea to look into replacing that plumbing. This can be especially important if you have lead piping in your home. This is because lead piping in your home can give you lead poisoning. Lead piping is common if you live in a house that was built in 1986 or older.

Overall, it’s not safe and should be replaced. If you do end up replacing some of the lead plumbing in your home, it is ideal to make sure you are flushing out your pipes for at least 5 minutes for the next 3 days in a row. 

lead pipes - Lead and copper pipes
The difference between lead and copper pipe.

Water Filters 

Do you use water filters for your sinks? Maybe your shower heads? If you do, make sure to pay attention to how long the filters last before they need to be changed. This allows you to pay more attention to the optimal efficiency of water filters. What’s the point of using water filters if you aren’t going to change them out before they completely lose all effectiveness?

Make it a part of your routine to change out the water filters as stated in the instructions for optimal usage. 

types of water filters - illustration
There are many different types of water filters to choose from for your home.

Water Heaters 

If you’re really wanting to improve the quality of your water, make sure to flush out your water heater every year. Things like sediment, bacteria, and different metals can build up inside your tank. When this happens, this can affect your water pressure and water quality. 

water softener can prevent hard water damage to water heater tanks
Flushing out your water heater can prevent things like sediment buildup in the tank.

Faucet Aerators

Faucet aerators are the little screens that cover the tips of your faucets. These are convenient because they are known to save water that you use in your home by making it travel through that screen on the tip of your faucet. In addition, improve water quality.

You should be routinely cleaning these aerators for optimal performance. Also, replace them as well if the condition of them gets too bad. 

Faucet aerators help save you water and improve water quality.
Faucet aerators help save you water and improve water quality.

Final Thoughts 

In conclusion, there are many simple ways to improve the water quality in your home without having to spend a ton of money. Simple prerequisites such as letting the cold water taps run for a couple minutes before you use the water can help with better water quality. 

Call 1-Tom-Plumber 

Don’t hesitate to contact us here or call us at 1-Tom-Plumber (1-866-758-6237) if you need help with your plumbing or drains.

1-Tom-Plumber’s certified team of plumbers and drain technicians respond immediately to any emergency plumbing, drain cleaning, or water damage problem. We also handle the excavation of underground water lines and sewer main lines. Our immediate-response team is available every day and night of the year, even on holidays.

Similar Posts