It’s a hassle to deal with constant water issues at home, but they can pop up more often than you realize. When it comes to all those issues you’re concerned about, do you truly know what is affecting your water quality? We have the answer. Here are the top five most common water contaminants that could lead to water issues.
Those reddish-brown stains coming from your faucet is most likely due to the presence of iron in your water. It can enter your well supply simply through rusty and corroded pipes. A few treatments are available to you through us, including treatments in Iron Exchange Resin (water softener), Oxidation with filter media, or replaceable element type filters.
When your water starts turning a blue-green color, know you might be dealing with acid in your system. If many components of your plumbing system are deteriorating, it may attract contaminants such as acid. This can cause heavy damage to your appliances and the rest of your pipes. Not to mention, it can be dangerous to consume!
Wondering what this is exactly? Hard water is a type of water that has way too high of a mineral content. Brown, black, and chalky stains appear from this type of infestation, which can be hard to remove. A water softener installation will be required to fix your problem, as well as a deep cleaning of any surfaces that got these stains on them!
Notice a strange smell coming from your water? Well, that is not a good sign. Bad smelling water can be caused by Hydrogen Sulfide (rotten egg smell), bacteria, anode rod in your water heater (hot water would only smell), and manganese. You’ll need to call your water service provider in order to get rid of these contaminants.
Bacteria can leak into your well systems either through broken and vulnerable parts of your pipeline, or a damaged or incorrectly installed pitless adaptor. Bacteria of any kind isn’t safe to consume in large quantities, so make note of strange tastes in your water or if the liquid coming from your faucets is cloudy rather than clear.
If you’re facing any of these issues, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. We treat countless water quality problems and eliminate common water contaminants on a daily basis. Call us at 301-831-5170 for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.