Common Water Problems

Spotty DishesSpotty dishes

Is your new dishwasher causing spotty or unclean dishes? Likely, the problem is not your dishwasher. Efficient dishwashers are very sensitive to calcium or mineral content in water. Water softeners are an excellent solution, but salt free anti-scaling conditioners may also help. Make sure your water matches the quality of your appliances!

Soap scum

Are you scrubbing your shower constantly? Tired of toilet rings between cleanings? These build-ups are caused by the bad interaction between soap and hardness in water. Save yourself the effort. Water softeners eliminate soap scum and build up!  Get your spot free bathroom today.

Brown or blue-green stains

Do colored stains appear in your toilets or sinks between cleanings? This brown color can come from fine sediment or iron in well water. Low pH can cause your copper piping and fixtures to deteriorate, yielding blue-green stains near sink drains and showers. Color can also come from old municipal underground plumbing systems. Eliminate these stains through simple filters, pH neutralizers, and/or softening.

Laundry problems

Does your laundry seem dull? Are colors washing out prematurely or whites turning gray? Are heavy soils not coming out completely? Hardness in water keeps detergents from interacting directly with the soils, making them less effective. With soft water, clothes will last longer and stay brighter, using 50% less detergent!

Leaky pipes

Did you wake up to water dripping through the ceiling or water spraying in the basement? Pin holes in pipes and leaking fittings or faucets are often caused by low pH (acidic) water conditions. Dissolved oxygen and other negative factors can also contribute to these problems. A backwashing acid neutralizer is an excellent way to reduce sediment or iron and raise your pH to a safe level. An injection system for soda ash or other neutralizers can also raise your pH but provide no filtration advantage and can be less maintenance friendly.

Low pressure

Does your shower run slow when someone flushes the toilet? This is often caused by small plumbing in old houses and/or plumbing that has built up with minerals over the years. Getting your pump and pressure tank serviced can also help.

Bad tastes or odersBad tastes or odors

Does the water in your home taste and smell like the local swimming pool? This is due to chlorine, added by municipalities to meet EPA regulations. Some municipalities chlorinate more heavily than others. Does it taste metallic or have a rotten egg smell? High iron content and low pH can cause a metallic or sharp taste. A rotten egg smell can be a result of sulfur gas content in your water, often noticed after returning home from a day away. Variations of carbon filtration are excellent solutions for these problems.

Another cause for odors can be a deteriorating anode rod in your electric water heater. (Anode rods are installed from the manufacturer to make your water heater last longer.) This can be updated to an aluminum style to eliminate problem odors.

Harmful bacteria and contamination

Are you worried about water safety for you and your family? Did you get a failed water report or boil water alert from your municipality? Protect yourself by having your own quality water purifier.

Are you preparing to put your house on the market? We provide state certified water testing. Common tests include: bacteria, lead, nitrates, and forms of VOCs.

Endless bottles & plastic

How often are you lugging heavy bottles of water around? Lighten the load with an inexpensive drinking water purification system. These systems can be easily installed and provide pure water at the convenience of your own kitchen sink!