More than 400,000 people die a year from lead poisoning. Additionally lead poisoning can cause serious health problems for people, especially in the elderly, children and newborns.  Next month we will provide a more general overview of lead poisoning. But this month, we focus on lead poisoning in your water supply, how to prevent it, and what to do if you have it.

Sources of Lead Poisoning in the Water Supply

There are a few ways lead can enter the water supply in your home.  

The amount of lead in water is more severe when the water has high acidity or low mineral content.

Eliminating the Risk

Here are some other things you can do to minimize the risk if you are not sure there is lead in your drinking water, or while you are waiting for the problem to be addressed:

Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric Can “Get the Lead Out” of Your Drinking Water

Ravinia Plumbing’s trained plumbers can check and see if there is lead in your drinking water.  If there is, and the issue is related to your home’s plumbing, we can replace the pipes, faucets or fixtures, and can also install a point of use filter. We’ve been in business since 1928 (that’s 95 years!), and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable HVAC, plumbing, drain and sewer and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.