Durham Plumber Discusses Boil Water advisory

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(Newswire.net — May 22, 2014) Durham, NC — A boil water advisory is something that is issued in various cities and counties to let its people know that there is some kind of harmful containment in the water. This could be feces or E. Coli or a number of other pathogens and microorganisms.

Boiling water for 1-3 minutes kills a lot of the pathogens and bacteria that may be in the water. They cannot survive at these high temperatures and so this kills them. Durham Plumbers emphasize the importance of being aware of when these advisories are issued and to follow all cautionary steps.


Always remember to let the water cool first before using it.


This does not always affect those residents who are on well water and if you are not sure you should get your water tested to be safe. City water, or municipal water tends to be the standard especially with more recent developments.


Boiling water is a form of purifying your water. There are several other but this is the most well-known and commonly used method. This is a common practice whenever the water is acquired naturally or from an unknown source. Additionally you can filter the water if it is cloudy using something as simple as a coffee filter and running the water through it.


Durham Plumber JD Plumbing, heating & Air Conditioning had this to say, “If there is a chance that there could be something dangerous in the water make sure you boil it for 1-3 minutes. Even if you have a water treatment system, unless you have a reverse osmosis system. With a reverse osmosis system you will not have to worry about boiling the water that comes from that.” – John Dietz, Owner of JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning


Finding out what else you can do or what kind of things to watch out for you can reach out to Durham Plumber JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning or you can also check your local news.


To reach JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning directly please call 919-883-4607

JD Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

4416 Bennett Memorial Rd, Suite 108
Durham, NC 27705