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How to Stop Lead from Potentially Polluting Your Tap Water
Your best bet is to receive professional lead testing from Winters Home Services. However, you can still be proactive and follow some of our tips below to reduce your exposure to lead.
- Use zero-lead plumbing fixtures
- Always use cold, running water when cooking or drinking from the tap
- Avoid using hot tap water when making baby formula
- Find out if there are lead service lines connected to your house
Understanding Lead Service Lines
Unfortunately, many homes built prior to 1940 consist of a lead-based water main. While some of these have been replaced throughout the years, it’s possible that there could still be one in your home.
To determine if you have a lead pipe there are a couple quick tricks to test it out.
- Scratch the pipe with a key – the pipe will turn bright silver
- Look for a connection that’s shaped like a bulb
At Winters, we strongly encourage homeowners to have their lead service line replaced.
Choose Winters for $99 Lead Testing
If you suspect that lead may be in your water, call Winters Home Services at any time. We offer fast and efficient lead testing services for $99, allowing us to determine if lead is in your water within minutes.
Don’t panic if we find lead in your water! Our lead testing specialists will go over pricing for various water filtration systems, making sure you water is safe for your family.
If You’ve Hired Us for Services, Receive FREE Lead Testing
Once you’ve hired us for heating, plumbing, cooling or any of our other 24/7 services, feel free to talk to us about FREE lead testing services.
Our comprehensive water analysis will look for the following:
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and make visits to several areas in MA including Boston Metro, North West, South Shore, and Metro West.