High quality water is essential to living a healthy life. For this reason, if you’re facing any water related problems at home, it’s critical to take immediate action.
Here are some of the most common water problems, including what they mean and what you can do to fix them:
Hard water has a high mineral content, thus resulting in dry skin and hair, scaling, and a negative impact on plumbing systems and water appliances. The best way to combat hard water is by installing a water softener.
Chlorine is used in public water systems to eliminate harmful bacteria and the spread of disease. However, once the water reaches your home, it’s no longer necessary. The installation of a whole house water filtration system can remove chlorine, thus improving the taste of your water while eliminating the odor.
This is typically the result of suspended or dissolved solids. Known as turbidity, there are various ways, such as a water filtration system, to remove solids before reaching your tap.
Bad Smelling Water
The smell of rotten eggs is a result of a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide. While this gas doesn’t pose a health threat, it can make it less enjoyable to use your water.
This is typically the result of zinc, copper, iron, and/or manganese in your water. It’s generally caused by corroded copper plumbing or an outdated water distribution system. If related to corroded copper plumbing, a new plumbing system may be required.
While you hope that you never run into these water problems at home, they’re extremely common.
Rather than live with one or more of these concerns, learn more about the cause and potential solutions. If you have questions about water filtration systems, contact us for more information and advice pertaining to your situation.