Diagnose Your Water

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Hard Water

Hard water is caused by high mineral content in the water. These minerals are calcium and magnesium. They accumulate in your water through the water’s natural cycle. Calcium and magnesium leech to water as it runs over rocks and through soil. The threat of hard water varies across the country. Do you live in a hard water area? Learn more about hard water and how you can reduce these contaminants.

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If your water ever tastes metallic or leaves behind a distinct reddish stain, iron is present. Much like hard water, iron is present because the water is flowing over iron-bearing rocks. There are 2 types of iron contamination: ferrous and ferric. A water softener is the best way to fight back against iron. Learn more about the iron types and how you can reduce these contaminants.

EWS_Eggs2Hydrogen Sulfide

The smell of rotten eggs is not pleasant. You can blame this on hydrogen sulfide. This gas smells like sulfur and is created by oil deposits and decaying vegetation beneath the earth’s surface. It gets in your water through metal corrosion and having a faulty water heater. Learn more about hydrogen sulfide and how you can reduce this contaminant in your water.

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Arsenic is odorless and tasteless. The only way to identify its presence is to have the water tested through a state certified lab. Arsenic is extremely toxic and known to cause cancer and hurt your immune system, leaving you susceptible to falling ill. This chemical gets in your water naturally through either erosion or industrial runoff. Learn more about arsenic and how you can reduce this contaminant in your water.

EWS_GreenFaucetLow pH

If you’re noticing bluish-green stains inside your toilet tank or on your fixtures, your water has a low pH level. Anything measuring less than 7 pH is considered acidic. Your water is acidic because of pollutions, whether it’s from airborne pollutants, runoff from a mining spoil or the decomposition of plant materials. Learn more about low pH and how you can treat this issue in your water.


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