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Water Problems

In our years of treating water in the Hampton Roads area, we’ve encountered home owners with a variety of water issues. Though there are certainly more, we find that these problems can be grouped into eight main categories:

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Water Contamination
Multiple (aluminum, ammonia, arsenic, copper, fluoride, lead, selenium, etc.)
Microbial contaminants are not as easily detectable as the smell of sulfur or the black staining of manganese. But they can still be dangerous to your health.
Water Problems
White Scale Build-Up
Mineral build-up
Hard water contains heightened levels of minerals like magnesium and calcium. Over time, these deposits build up inside your water heater and on any surface that contacts water. Overtime, this build up can corrode your plumbing.
Water Problems
Flat Hair and Dry Skin
Mineral build-up
Hard water can leave soap scum on your skin and hair. This often leads to scalp issues, deflated up-dos, and dry or flaky skin.
Water Problems
Acid Stains
Water with an improper pH
When the pH of your water dips too low, it can begin eating away at your plumbing. The metal stripped from your pipes is sprayed out of your faucets and turns water basins a bluish-green color.
Water Problems
Bad Taste and Smell
Disproportional amounts of sulfur
If your water smells like rotten eggs, you’ve probably got a sulfur problem. While sulfur won’t hurt you, it can drastically alter the way your water tastes. But, if you’ve got a well, this excess sulfur can turn into hydrogen sulfide. If left unchecked,
Water Problems
Tastes Like Chlorine
Too much chlorine
If you think your water tastes like chlorine, you could be right. Often used to disinfect city water, high levels of it can leave your home tasting like a swimming pool.
Water Problems
Rust
High levels of iron
If your sinks, tubs, and toilets are covered in rust stains, you might have an iron problem. If left untreated, iron can clog your pipes and leave your water tasting metallic.
Water Problems
Black Water Buildup
Too much manganese
Manganese is often found in ground and
Water Problems
surface water. High levels of it can stain water fixtures black. Overtime, this can reduce your water pressure and increase your maintenance costs. Worse yet, your water will end up tasting bitter and sharp.
If any of these issues sound familiar, give us a call at (757) 395-4990! We’ll send one of our water treatment specialists out to take a look.