It's summer, the days are hot, and hopefully you are drinking more water to keep from getting dehydrated. And if you have pets, chances are they are drinking a greater amount of water as well. That said, now is a great time to test and treat your household water system than during the summer. Perhaps you don’t drink straight from the tap. That's probably a wise decision, especially if you haven’t tested the water lately. In this day and age, with so many variants in the equation of water quality, even if your water tests free of harmful bacteria like E.coli or coliforms, it’s still wise to implement some sort of water treatment plan. There are always going to be a variety of minerals and elements present in water that can affect not only your health, but create unnecessary wear and tear on faucet fixtures, as well as large and small appliances. Water found to be contaminated with E.coli or coliforms would need a disinfection or chlorination system, customized to your water supply so you don't get more chlorination than you need. The key decision is selecting which filter works best for your home. Since houses generally operate on a variety of different water systems, you should seek advice from a certified master plumber who knows the ins-and-outs of your particular municipality's system. Next, you’d need to decide whether you want to treat all the water in your house (known as a “point of entry” purification system) or merely the drinking and cooking water (“point of use”). Our knowledgeable and experienced water quality technicians will be able to test and determine the best water treatment solution for your home and budget. We are already familiar with the water quality issues present in the Northern Colorado region, including Fort Collins, Windsor, Greeley, Longmont and in between. Call Tallon Services at (970) 381-4493 today for your consultation and start enjoying safer quality water.