Common Springtime Well Water Issues

As the weather warms up, it is time to start thinking about your well water. As with most other things in life, spring brings its own set of issues that you will need to keep an eye on and address as they arise. Here are a few common problems you may encounter this season: 

Strange Tastes

Have you been noticing some strange flavors going on in your well water? Your water might not be safe if you see any changes in taste or smell, such as sour milk or earthy scents. These are signs of contamination, such as bacteria or iron, and should be reported immediately to avoid further health risks.

Skin Irritation

High levels of iron and manganese can cause stains on dishes and laundry and result in skin irritation. The problem lies in how these minerals interact with water from spring to form insoluble compounds that settle into the sediment at the bottom of wells or tanks. There are several ways to reduce this effect that a professional can assist you with. 

Pressure Issues

You may notice that your water pressure has changed during this season as heavy rainfalls begin to happen more frequently. This could lead to potential problems with your plumbing system, such as clogs in your pipes or leaks in your faucets. You’ll know when you’re facing this issue if your water pressure is low and not flowing as it should be!

Contact Us For Safe, Clean Water For You and Your Family 

If you’re looking for someone you can trust to take a look at your well during spring, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. We treat countless water quality problems and eliminate common water contaminants daily. Call us at 301-831-5170 for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.

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