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Hard water is dissolved rock made up of calcium and magnesium ions, which is what causes soap scum in tubs and showers and spots on faucets and fixtures. Hard water causes scaling in appliances and plumbing, lessening the life and efficiency of the equipment. Dry skin and hair are also effects of hard water.
Iron is prevalent in many well water systems. It enters the water naturally as it is dissolved from the ground or as galvanized pipes corrode. This causes red/brown staining on sinks, toilets, and clothes and can add a metallic taste in the water.
The presence of hydrogen sulfide in water gives it an unpleasant, “rotten egg” smell. It can result from a gas, organic matter, or bacteria. It can also cause black staining on fixtures and collect in plumbing and appliances.
Chlorine is used by some municipalities to disinfect water. But, this can cause the water to taste and smell bad. It also has a drying effect on skin and hair.
Contaminants are abundant in today’s water supplies. Even city water has been found to contain contaminants such as chlorine and lead. We have various filtration options to provide safe, great tasting water. We also offer state certified systems to remove Arsenic and Nitrates.
Sediment, silt, and other particles coming from your well can cause many problems in your home. They plug up pipes, appliances, and even damage plates and glasses.