Common Water Problems

Hard Water: Scaling on faucets, shower-heads, as well as spotting on the dishes and glass shower doors. Over time, hard water can damage plumbing and shorten the lifespan of appliances.

Iron: Orange or brownish tint to the water and staining. Iron can stain clothing as well as toilets, sinks.

Chlorine: Chlorine is used to disinfect the water and can cause both odors and taste issues with your bathing and drinking water. Chlorine can also fade laundry and dry out skin and hair. Although necessary, it is recommended to filter it out before using.

Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfates:  A rotten egg or sulfur smell can be an indicator. (Note: If the smell is only at one sink, it could be bacteria growth in the drain. If the smell is only on the hot water side, it could be from Anode rod in your water heater).

Nitrates: These occur naturally as organic matter decomposes and are often raised by the use of fertilizers in both residential and agricultural practices. Nitrates usually pose the greatest risk to infants and pregnant women as it can hinder the oxygen carrying capabilities of the blood.

Arsenic: Naturally occurring from the erosion of deposits in the bedrock. Long term exposure can have negative health impacts.

Tastes/Smell Issues: These can be caused by a variety of chemicals such as Chlorine, Herbicides, Pesticides, as well as chemicals used to treat the water at treatment facilities

Lead: Can be caused from the use of lead pipes, solder, and other plumbing material typically used in older plumbing.

Haleocitic Acids/Chlorites/ Total Trimethlazynes: This can be cause as a byproduct of drinking water disinfection.

Not sure how to fix this problems? Have one of our technicians come out to test your water and take care of answering all your questions.