There are some tell-tale signs you can look for that can alert you to well water problems. In many cases the well problem can be the result of a combination of causes. Correcting the problem may require more than one action. Find out the common symptoms, what to look for, and how to correct your well water problems.
What To Do When Your Water Well Begins To Pump Sand Or Grit If your well begins to pump sand or grit this can be an indication of a serious problem with your well. Sand or Grit in your water well can lead to abrasive wear of the pump, clogging and premature replacement of fixtures, … Continue reading What To Do When Your Water Well Begins To Pump Sand Or Grit
When you have a water system that uses well water, it is important to do regular water testing to ensure that the water that the well is supplying into your household is safe. Sometimes, bacteria, stains, and sediments can be found in the water. Often, water sediment filters won’t take care of everything. Unlike city … Continue reading Sediments, Stains and Water Sediment Filters 101
Disinfection of your water is crucial to ensuring that your water is safe to drink and free of harmful bacteria and other organisms. The primary methods of disinfection are chlorination, hydrogen peroxide injection, ozone, and UV light. All of these methods, however, require sufficient contact time between the water and the disinfectant. Proper contact time … Continue reading “What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection
Over the last 30 years, we have worked on the installation of thousands of well water treatment systems. Unfortunately, by the time our customer worked with us, they were installing their 2nd or 3rd system after having problems with the treatment system they had before. We realized after some time that there were 5 common … Continue reading 5 Common Mistakes in Selecting Water Treatment Systems
Did you know that rainwater is slightly acidic, and in some cases can be very acidic? This can cause acidic groundwater and might cause your well water to be corrosive to plumbing, fixtures, and appliances. Common causes for acidic well water are from acid rainfall due to atmospheric carbon dioxide and other airborne pollutants, and in … Continue reading Acid Well Water: The Simple Way to Neutralize Acidic Well Water & End Copper Corrosion Problems
When treating well water, you might want to know how wells and groundwater systems work. Here is a short article on how your well system works. Treating well water? Kind of amazing to think about it, According to National Groundwater Association, Forty-seven percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater for its drinking … Continue reading Treating Well Water
Iron makes up 5% of the Planet's crust and is found in well water throughout the world. Whenever the amount of iron in your well water is higher than 0.3 Milligrams Per Liter (mg/L) the water can have a rusty, red-colored, brownish, or even yellow color, and cause discoloration of fixtures as well as laundry. Metallic tastes will probably be present and the water may smell horrible.
Many homeowners contact us to find out how to fix well water that smells bad. Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive "rotten egg" odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and affect the taste of water. It can also change the taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations normally found in household water.
Iron and Manganese The first step to learn how to remove iron, manganese, and odor from well water is to understand a little about where iron comes from and the types of iron found in well water. Iron is one of the earth’s most plentiful resources, making up at least five percent of the earth’s … Continue reading How to Remove Iron, Manganese, and Odor From Well Water