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Lead In Water

Keep your water lead free and safe for you and your family with Lucke Plumbing’s lead water services.

Evanston’s top resource for lead water testing.

You shouldn’t worry about water quality every time you turn on the faucet. Lucke Plumbing can test for lead in water, and keep your home safe for you and your guests.

Make sure your water is safe for your kids to drink.

As a family owned and operated business, we know every parent wants their children to be happy, healthy and safe every time they leave the house.

But what about keeping them safe when they’re at home? That starts with your drinking water.

Even slight levels of lead in tap water that pose no problem to adults can be dangerous to children’s still-developing bodies. Too much lead can damage the brain, heart, kidneys and other vital organs. That’s especially true in younger children and for pregnant women.

If the city won’t perform a lead water test for you, the team of experts at Lucke Plumbing should be your first call. We’ve performed thousands of water quality tests over the years and replaced countless lead pipes. Our family of experts knows the ins and outs of any plumbing, heating and sewer issue under the sun.

If your home is older, you probably have lead pipes.

We know more about safety now than we did when many of the homes in Evanston, Wilmette, Glencoe and Deerfield were built. If your home is more than 30 years old, like so many in the surrounding area, there’s a good chance it has lead pipes.

No – that doesn’t mean you need to move!

What it does mean is that you should have an expert take a look at your pipes, look for lead in your drinking water and make a recommendation based on their findings. With offices in Evanston and Wilmette, we’re here to help.

Choose the right option to reduce the lead in your water.

More often than not, if there’s a lead issue you want repaired at your home, it’s probably going to mean completely replacing those pipes.

But there are other ways for lead to make its way into your tap water.

Lead in tap water can also stem from corrosion on older fixtures – particularly brass fixtures – or from the solder that connects pipes. Lesser levels of lead in water could potentially be solved by a lead water filter or reverse osmosis system.

Since we can’t see, smell or taste lead in drinking water, the best way to assure your home’s safety is to contact an expert like the ones you’ll find at Lucke Plumbing. 

A century of experience serving Evanston, Wilmette, Deerfield, and Glencoe.

When we say we’ve been doing this for a century, we mean it. Our family has spent more than 100 years serving Evanson, Wilmette, Glencoe and Deerfield residents and businesses for all their plumbing, heating and sewer needs.

We’ve built our legacy on some simple principles: transparent pricing, around-the-clock availability and constant professionalism. You won’t find any hidden fees with Lucke Plumbing, and our team of experts is available 24 hours a day – because plumbing emergencies can strike at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions about lead in water

Is lead in drinking water more harmful to some people than others?

Yes! Children whose bodies are still in their developmental phase are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of lead in water. The younger the child, the greater the risk. As you’d expect, this means pregnant women should also be careful to avoid the risk of lead in tap water.

What are my options for lead water testing?

Depending on where you live, the city might be able to send a lead tester for water to your home. They might even provide the service for free.

If that’s not an option, Lucke Plumbing can perform a lead water test. We’ll tell you whether you’re at risk, and recommend a solution tailored to your needs, whether that’s replacing your pipes or installing a new lead water filter.

How does lead get into tap water?

Lead in tap water can occur due to pipes that are made of lead themselves, from corrosion of brass fixtures and from the solder that connects pipes underground, to name a few. We can’t see, taste or smell lead in water, so it’s best not to simply assume that you’re in the clear.

Don’t overlook the safety of your family and guests.

Your home should be a safe place. Why cross your fingers and assume all is well, when a simple lead water test can give you the peace of mind your family and loved ones deserve?

Take your first step toward that peace of mind today. Call Lucke Plumbing to schedule a water quality test and determine your next steps.

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