Well Water Problems
Bad Tastes and Odors
In its pristine state, water is colorless, tasteless and odorless. So, if your water tastes or smells funny, you owe it to yourself to find out why.
Well water can also contain dissolved minerals. In some cases, well water can be extremely hard, in which case it is very noticeable. However, most homeowners do not realize the damage that Hard Water can cause to plumbing, appliances, and the health of the occupants. Hard water can cause white flaky patches on skin, soap scum, water spots on glasses and shower doors, hazy bathroom mirrors and even break down clothing faster. Hard water can also shorten the life expectancy of water bearing appliances such as hot water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and even coffee makers.
Iron and Manganese
Water is a natural solvent and, given the needed time and conditions, 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. These problems are easily addressed with filtration systems.
A free water analysis is a great way to get started.
Cloudy, murky or grayish water is usually caused by dissolved or suspended solids. This is also known as “turbidity.” Water can become turbid naturally or from land disturbances such as construction, storms and urban runoff.
The turbidity of your water can range from low to high. But, even if your water looks clear, it could still contain a high level of dissolved solids. That’s why, whether your water is turbid or not, we recommend you have it tested.
If water has a low pH, you can see the tell-tale, blue-green stains. These stains are most noticeable on white surfaces that your water comes in contact with, such as sinks, tubs and showers, toilets and even white clothing.