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A recent study in California shows that lead contamination is the most significant risk that may compromise the quality of water. The report elaborates that the primary source of lead comes from paint especially in old homes and infrastructure. But how does lead contaminant find a way into the water?

Leaking Pipes
Leaking water pipes have been shown to be the number one way through which contaminants get to drinking water. Typically, the high pressure in main water pipes is too high that it forces water out through the leaks, preventing foreign substances from getting in. However, a significant drop in pressure causes water around the leakage to be sucked inside the pipe.

Valve or Pump Failure
Apart from pipe leakages, dynamic drop in water pressure can result from a failure in valve or pumps. When such devices malfunction it causes the sudden change of water velocity. A small difference in speed is enough for contaminants to be introduced into the clean water.

The pressure drops due to a sudden change in water velocity is usually experienced when large volumes of water are drawn. One instance where a significant amount of water is needed is during firefighting. To protect your home from such occurrence, you need to contact a trained plumber to limit pressure drop occurrence.

How to Avoid Water Contamination
Prevention is better than cure. To protect yourself and family from contaminated water, you need to ensure water leakages and bursts are managed. Evans Mechanical advice you to ensure the following are done:

Lagging of Pipes
Water pipes crack mostly during winter because of freezing temperatures. When frozen water inside the pipes turns to ice, exerting enormous pressure on the pipes which eventually break if not lagged.

Regularly Check Piping System
Faults in the piping system can result in bursting of water pipes. Some of the flaws can be detected through regular checking and servicing of piping systems. A checkup can protect you from massive losses and damages.

The quality of water need not be compromised. Take the required steps to protect yourself, family and property from water contamination. For all your water heater needs contact Evans Mechanical Eureka, CA.

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The installers are finishing up. We expect to have great results with the new furnace & the newly installed dehumidifier. We applaud the professionalism of the installers.

Shutterbug S.

All three technicians worked well together. They treated each other kindly and were thoughtful and courteous with me. They did a final and complete cleanup after the installment of my new heater. They were respectful of my home. I’m grateful I used this company.

Kathy T.

Excellent service from start to finish. Joe came out to give us an estimate on what we would need for a new furnace, never pressured us to buy the top of their line just giving us options on what we would need for our home. Then the date set for installation Thomas and Ryan came out on time and did a great job.

Kathi J.

We are always happy with the service from Evans. Your service people are always friendly and professional. And we feel your prices are fair and that you do an excellent job of keeping our heating system in working order. We are glad you are in Humboldt County.

Kimberly T.

Everything was super professional. They showed up on time.kept me informed of what they were going to do and finished ahead of schedule. Work was impeccable! Highly recommended!

Martin R.

Evans Mechanical is an excellent service committed to customer satisfaction and guaranteed quality workmanship. Our water heater burst and they were very responsive. They sent a technician out the same day and it was determined the heater was beyond repair.

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