At Advanced Water Quality Systems, we see have seen just about every water problem known to man. Below are some of the most common issues that people run into.
Hard Water causes soap scum in tubs and showers along with white spots on fixtures such as faucets and stainless steel sinks. It causes scaling in appliances and heating systems lowering efficiency and leading to costly repairs. Hard Water causes soap to be left behind in laundry causing skin irritation, dries out the skin and causes hair to feel dry and brittle. To find out your hardness level, call to schedule a Free Water Analysis (click here for our form) or to learn more about our Kinetico Water Softeners, click here.
Iron and Manganese
Iron and Manganese in your water can leave a funny taste or odor. Iron can lead to red or brown staining in tubs, sinks, clothing, water using appliances and can lead to reduced water pressure by building up inside of your pipes. Manganese often makes the back of the toilet tank black. To find out your Iron or Manganese level, schedule a Free Water Analysis (click here for our form) or to learn more about our salt free filter systems, click here.
Low pH and Acidic Water
Low pH / Acidic Water is most commonly caused by the presence of carbon dioxide in the water feeding your well. It appears as blue/green staining that is caused by the erosion of copper plumbing creating copper oxide. This erosion can lead to pinhole leaks that can go undetected for days or even weeks. According to the EPA, an acceptable pH level is between 6.5 & 8.5. To find out what your pH level is, schedule a Free Water Analysis (click here for our form) or to learn more about our specialty water filter systems, click here.
Rotten Egg Smell
Rotten Egg Smell in your water can be a great nuisance, possibly making it impossible to shower in or drink it. The smell is likely caused by hydrogen sulfide gas in your well. The good news is – hydrogen sulfide is not a health issue. However, high enough levels can lead to corrosion of metal parts in appliances leading to costly repairs or replacement. To learn more about our systems geared to this issue, click here.