Detecting a Potential Water Problem in Your Home
How To Detect A Potential Water Problem in Your Home
Learn how to detect a potential problem with your water and the source behind it. Knowing the source for the water problem will help in your decision-making.
- Soap scum or scale from calcium, etc around water using appliances.
- Unsightly water from the presence of sand, silt, clay, iron, etc.
- Green stains forming from acidic water.
- Dissolved Iron causing red and/or brown stains.
- Cloudy water that clears may be a sign of a pump or filter failing.
- Metallic tastes due to iron and/or acidic water.
- Chemical tastes from Industrial pollution in water.
- Salty or brackish tasting due to sodium in water.
- Soapy tasting as a result of alkali in water.
- * “Rotten Egg” odor due to hydrogen sulfide (a.k.a.- “sulfur”).
- A detergent odor or a foamy type water could indicate a seepage from septic tank into your well.
- Chlorine odor from overchlorination.
- A fuel, gas or oil smell could indicate a fuel seepage into your well.
- Musty odor from decaying vegetation from plants or animals in your well.
(Note: Many Contaminants can only be detected by a EPA State Certified Lab Test.)
* Please Note– If a “rotten egg” odor is detected only on the hot water side, replace the water heating element with an aluminum element. This can be picked up at your favorite hardware store. This is a simple fix that will save you both time and money. Any Questions, Please Call Us at (904) 766-5509.