Water issues, symptoms and treatment methods
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No matter if your water is treated by your town or it comes out of a private well, there’s plenty that can happen to it. Even when it looks perfect, it can be creating problems for your home and you. Want a quick primer on water quality? Here’s an overview of water issues, symptoms and treatment methods.
Causes: Chlorine disinfection, organic material, metals, dissolved gasses and other contaminants can give your water a bad taste and/or odor.
Treatment: A Plumbline model single-stage drinking water filter or multi-stage reverse osmosis system can correct the underlying problems, and eliminate the bad tastes or odors from your drinking water. For whole-house taste and odor removal, choose a Plumbline model automatic whole-house filter.
Tasteless/Odorless Drinking Water Contaminants
Causes: Lead, chemicals, microbes and other contaminants don’t change how your water looks or smells at all. So even though it may look and smell perfect, your water could very well have things in it that you don’t want.
Treatment: A Plumbline model single-stage drinking water filter or multi-stage reverse osmosis system can address stealth contaminants. Be sure to select to proper system for your issue by checking contaminant reduction capabilities.
Water Spots, Streaks, Soap Scum
Causes: Dissolved hardness minerals (calcium, magnesium) or metals can revert to a solid state when water evaporates or even combine with soap to produce a film.
Treatment: A Sumo model non-electric water softener or traditional Plumbline water softener can eliminate the hardness minerals in your water to minimize the spots and scum associated with them.
Cause: Iron in your water can leave rusty orange stains on your fixtures.
Treatment: A Plumbline model water softener or multi-component system can remove iron from your home’s water.
Cause: Low pH / acidic water can dissolve copper plumbing, leaving blue/green stains on your fixtures.
Treatment: A Plumbline model Neutralizer can balance your water’s pH so it won’t corrode plumbing or fixtures.
Your Monument Water Systems provider can test your water and recommend the best system for your water conditions.