Common Water Problems & Solutions
The water running through your home is one of the essential facets of the property as it keeps you and your family hydrated and sanitary. Common issues such as foul-tasting water can negatively impact your home financially and personally.
Let’s learn the common water problems and how to solve them!
Much of the Earth’s drinkable water is hard. Hard water contains minerals such as magnesium and calcium, which can adversely affect your home. Hard water is abrasive, meaning it will cause significant amounts of damage to your plumbing system over time.
It will also cause faster deterioration to your appliances, such as your dishwasher and refrigerator. Additionally, hard water is the main culprit of soap scum on your dishes and freshly washed hands. Finally, hard water will cause your sinks and shower drain to become stained with a rusty-red color.
Consider installing a water softening system to rid hard water out of your home. Whether you draw your water from a well or the city, a water softener system will be able to strip the minerals from the water, making your water soft and less abrasive.
Many older homes’ plumbing systems were made with copper pipes. The residue from these older copper pipes can cause your drinking water to become contaminated with lead. Lead is an extremely dangerous mineral when ingested in the human body. If you feel your house’s plumbing system is outdated, consider calling a professional for a water testing service.
If your home’s water supply is contaminated with lead, you can install a reverse osmosis filtration system! This filtration system will work to sift out lead and other contaminants in your water, making it safe to drink and cook with.
Foul Odors & Taste
If you ever poured water from a facet and it came out smelling like rotten eggs, you know it’s an unpleasant experience. Organic matter from the earth, such as dead animals and vegetation, can rot and decay, seeping into the groundwater, causing high amounts of sulfur.
You can combat the foul, rotten egg smell by installing a whole-house sulfur filtration system! This filter works at catching matter that causes unpleasant odor, giving your house clean and better-tasting water.
In addition to water filtration systems, water delivery is also readily available from companies like Croix Crystal Water Treatment. Be able to have cold and crisp drinking water in your home without receiving it from your plumbing system!
Bacteria in Water
While not too common considering the municipal water system treats public water, bacteria can still be found in certain areas like groundwater and well water. Consuming water with bacteria has adverse effects on your health, including the risk of E. coli.
A water test helps determine if a dangerous amount of bacteria is swimming through your drinking water. An ultra-fine filter or UV sterilization are standard solutions to bacteria-riddled drinking water.
The telltale sign of limescale in water is the white, chalky residue left behind after water passes through your sinks, dishwashers, or shower tubs. The chalky residue is the result of high levels of calcium and magnesium. Limescale isn’t necessarily dangerous to drink but, much like hard water, will cause faster wear and tear on appliances and pipes.
A whole-house filtration system or a water softener will significantly help the amount of limescale in your drinking water.
Properties that draw water from a well may find sediments such as sand, clay, and dirt. Sediment-laden water causes adverse effects to your plumbing while proving unpleasant to drink.
A simple solution to sediment in your water would be filtration systems with multiple stages of fine filters.
Contact Croix Crystal for an Enhanced Water Experience
Want better-tasting, clean water for your home? Contact Croix Crystal Water treatment. Request a free quote online or give us a call at 715-386-8667 today!