Have you been noticing something funky about your water? Maybe it’s affecting the quality of your laundry, stealing the vibrance from your hair, or leaving a residue behind in your shower, maybe it smells bad or just tastes horrible. All of these are symptoms of common water problems we see in Southwest Florida every day.
There are a variety of factors can affect how water tastes, smells and feels. Here are a few of the more common causes:
Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum in tubs and showers and spots on faucets and fixtures. It also causes scaling and dries out rubber seals which reduces the life of appliances and results in costly repairs.
“Rotten Egg Smell”
Hydrogen sulfide can give your water an unpleasant taste and smell, sometimes even rendering it unusable.
Iron and Manganese
Iron and manganese can leave rust stains on clothing, appliances and fixtures. What’s more, these metals can make your water taste and smell bad.
Chlorine taste or smell
The taste and smell of chlorine are unappealing and can also dry out your skin and hair. While municipalities use chlorine to disinfect the water supply, it should be filtered out before you use it to eliminate these effects.
Raw water comes into your home with any number of impurities that cause turbidity.
Musty, earthy, fishy taste or smell?
Caused by algae, molds and bacteria that live in water and can multiply within a home’s plumbing system.
How do I fix my Water Problems?
The best way to pinpoint the cause of smelly and bad tasting water is to test the water in your home. Kinetico offers a free, no-obligation water analysis to help you pinpoint the cause of your water problems and pair you with the best options for remedying them. Give one of our Water Specialists a call today at 888-660-6659 for your quick quote.