Common Water Problems
Water quality can no longer be taken for granted. And its quality varies from place to place and even house to house. A variety of factors can affect how your water tastes, smells, feels and works in and around your home. Well water quality, possible contamination, an aging water distribution system; violations of federal drinking water standards and a home’s plumbing are examples of things that can affect a home’s water supply.
Most homes have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. In many cases, homeowners don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes. Dry skin and hair, bathtub rings, spots on glass, silverware and fixtures, dull, dingy clothing, disappointing performance and a shortened life expectancy of water-using appliances are all problems frequently caused by hard water.
Iron and Manganese
Water is a natural solvent and given the needed time and conditions, it will dissolve anything it comes in contact with. That’s why, depending on where you live, your water can contain iron or manganese which can cause rusty-orange or black staining. You’ll see the stains on clothes, fixtures, sinks, tubs, water-using appliances and toilets.
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.