Problem Water Conditions
What Can Go Wrong With Your Home Water Supply?
Too Much to Ignore.
Nature intended us to have high quality water. This is why we have the continuous water cycle, whereby water from our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams falls to the ground as rain or snow and becomes filtered as it seeps through the earth’s surface. As the water works its way through the ground, however, it picks up minerals by dissolving limestone, causing water hardness. Water may also come into contact with iron, manganese, arsenic, radon, and other contaminants, which cause additional water treatment and health problems.
The table below lists typical whole house water quality problems and indicates which equipment effectively corrects any problems you may have in your home.
|Water Quality Problems||Symptoms||Recommended Equipment|
|Hardness||Mineral deposits on dishes and glassware; stiff, dingy laundry; high soap usage and need for fabric softeners; dry, itchy skin and scalp; unmanageable hair; extra work to remove soap curd on bathtubs and shower stalls; high energy costs due to scale build-up in pipes and on appliances. Scale build up in sinks, tubs, faucets & appliances.||Water Softener|
|Chlorine, foul odors and tastes||Chlorine taste; foul odors; damage to hair; itchy skin.||Backwashing filter using activated carbon|
|Iron & Manganese||Unpleasant metallic tastes; rust particles; staining on plumbing fixtures; red water; odors.||Iron filter system|
|Turbidity||Cloudy water; sediment, sand, silt and rust particles.||Media filter|
|Acidic water (low pH)||Green stains on bathroom sinks and other porcelain surfaces; blue green water. (Acidic water may cause corrosion of pipes & plumbing fixtures.)||Acid neutralizer using Calcite|
|Arsenic||A naturally occurring element found in ground water, Arsenic is a carcinogen at high concentrations, and the EPA reports Arsenic may cause adverse health effects in low concentrations. Testing for Arsenic is highly recommended.||Arsenic Reduction System|
We have a dedicated page on our web site about the causes of and recommended treatment for radon contamination. Click here to read more.
In fact, SolvIt has the right solution for any home water problem, well or city. Click here to learn about several water filtration, softening, and treatment solutions.
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