HARD WATER: Dissolved minerals cause hard water. Hard water minerals include Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and Manganese. Symptoms include: brown stains, black stains, water spots, crusty build up on fixtures, ring in the toilet, clean clothes look dingy or discolored.
CALCIUM and MAGNESIUM: Deposits resemble a crusty build up usually white to beige in color. Symptoms include: ring in the toilet, water spots on the shower wall and drinking glasses. Hard water is harmful to water heaters and plumbing. Found in municipal and well water.
IRON : Deposits resemble rust stains usually orange to brown in color. Symptoms include: brown streaks in the toilet bowl, shower and dishwasher, brown or orange water, metallic smell, bitter taste, clean clothes look orange and dirty. Found in well water.
MANGANESE: Deposits resemble dark brown to black stains. Symptoms include: black stains in the dishwasher and toilet tank, clean clothes look dirty. Found in well water.
ROTTEN EGG SMELL : Hydrogen sulfide resembles the smell of sulfur or rotten eggs and is very unpleasant. Found in well water.
BLUE and GREEN STAINS : Acid water causes deterioration of copper plumbing which in turn leaves blue green stains in sinks, bathtubs, and toilets. Found in well water.
SEDIMENT/DEBRIS : Any visible sediment, sand, dirt or debris. Usually found in well water.
BACTERIA : E coli and Coli form are sometimes found in well water.
MUNICIPAL WATER : Municipal water includes public and community well water. Municipal water is usually chlorinated to treat for bacteria. Depending on the source, municipal water can contain a variety of mineral as well as chemical contaminants. Public water drawn from a reservoir or river is affected by run off. Public water can contain bacteria, pesticides and fertilizers from farming, industrial waste including mercury, Teflon and PFOA.
DISINFECTANTS: Chlorine and Fluoride are the lowest cost treatments for bacteria and bacterial bio-film and are a favorite method for our public water treatment and distribution facilities. Disinfectants can combine with organic materials commonly found in water to form harmful carcinogens.
CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS : See Reverse Osmosis under the product list section for a list of contaminants that can be found in municipal water and well water. Reverse Osmosis removes antibiotics, disinfectants, and all cancer causing chemicals.
Common Water Problems We Solve: