A variety of factors can affect the quality of your Well Water and how it tastes, smells, feels and works in and around your home. Possible contamination, an aging water distribution system and a home’s plumbing are a few examples of things that can affect a home’s well water supply. Some water problems may not be as obvious as others. That’s why we test your water before we recommend how to treat it properly. Below, we’ve listed some Well Water problems we commonly see and treat.
Most homes have hard water, which contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and in many cases, iron. Homeowners often don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes.
Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum in tubs and showers, scaling on faucets and fixtures and dull, dingy laundry. Hard water affects all water-using appliances, resulting in disappointing performance, less efficiency and a shortened life expectancy.
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Iron and Manganese
Iron and manganese can leave rusty-orange or black stains on clothing, appliances, fixtures, sinks, tubs and toilets. What’s more, these metals can make your water taste and smell bad.
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Taste and Odor
Taste and odor issues commonly associated with well water include a “rotten egg” smell, a metallic taste, or an earthy, musty taste or odor. Some of these problems are not only unpleasant and offensive but can be corrosive to appliances or plumbing as well.
Bacteria and Viruses
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there could be as many as 12 million cases of waterborne acute gastrointestinal illness annually in the United States alone. These illnesses are frequently caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa that make their way into the water supply. Even well operated, state-of-the-art treatment plants cannot ensure that drinking water is entirely free of microbial pathogens.