With the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on our communities, everyone is on guard and looking for ways to keep themselves and their family healthy. Physical distancing guidelines are in place and everyone is encouraged to avoid close contact with anyone outside their home, but are there any dangers within households themselves?
How COVID-19 Is Spread
While the virus is still actively being tested and studied, COVID-19 has been identified as a person-to-person spreading virus. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, meaning it is a new strain that has not previously been studied and there is no vaccine at this time. The virus is active on a global scale and across the USA with over 500,000 cases reported in the country as of April 2020. Human coronaviruses infect the nose, throat, and lungs and are most commonly transmitted from an infected person to another through close contact.
COVID-19 and Water
With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, you may be wondering if your water could be contaminated by the virus. Currently, COVID-19 has not been found in drinking water and the virus is not believed to be transferred through water sources. Furthermore, water filtration systems should filter out any harmful bacteria or substances that could impact one’s health. While water sources such as pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds are not believed to be sources of spreading the virus, community spread is a leading factor in the virus’ growth across the country. To keep everyone safe, we must work together. Measures must be taken to reduce person-to-person contact through social distancing and increased hygiene practices including washing hands with soap more frequently, wearing a protective face mask, and disinfecting the home regularly.
Safe Drinking Water
While there is no evidence COVID-19 can be transmitted through water, maintaining clean drinking water in your home remains important for overall household health. Checking for harmful bacteria and substances can be done right at home through ordering a certified water test kit. Water testing is a simple process that can make a major difference in your house by identifying harmful bacteria or substances in your water such as lead, chloride, e-coli, and many other pollutants. You can order a testing kit from a certified lab that comes with clear instructions for home testing done right at the tap. A yearly water test is recommended, but if you notice a change of taste, appearance, or smell in your water, contact a certified lab immediately for water testing.
Know What’s in Your Water
Thinking it is the right time to test your water? AquaKnow has you and your family covered. With professional water testing for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes, AquaKnow test kits and consultation services help you know your water better. Our water testing service is dedicated to serving our clients through comprehensive water quality testing and analytical services. We are committed to servicing our customers safely during this time of uncertainty and our staff are accessible for consultation to help you choose the right testing kit for the job.