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Common Water Problems

Common Water Problems and Their Solutions

If you live in a city or town, your water is most likely supplied by a municipal water system. However, if you have a well on your property, the water probably comes from that well. No matter what kind of water source you have, some common water problems can occur. In fact, about 63 million Americans are exposed to various water problems.

Fortunately, Martin Water Conditioning can help with each of these problems.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common city and well water problems, and we’ll explain how Martin Water.

Common Well Water Problems

If you’re using well water, you may be more susceptible to certain types of contaminants and problems. Here are some of the most common: Conditioning can help you address them.

1. Hard Water

Water hardness is caused by dissolved minerals, most commonly calcium and magnesium. These minerals can cause:

  • Scale build-up on plumbing and appliances
  • Decreased soap efficiency
  • Dry skin
  • Dry Hair
  • Poor-tasting water

A water softener from Martin Water Conditioning can reduce these unwanted effects by preventing the minerals from entering your water supply.

2. Cloudy or Murky Water

Cloudy or murky water is often the result of high levels of suspended solids in the water. It can be caused by natural geologic formations, runoff from agricultural and urban areas, or septic tank leakage. Martin Water Conditioning can help you address cloudy water with a whole house water filter.

3. Bad Taste and Odor

Bad taste and odor in water are often caused by chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, or volatile organic compounds. Certain types of bacteria can also cause it. Martin Water Conditioning can help you address bad taste and odor with a Kinetico whole house water treatment system.

4. Green or Blue Staining

Green or blue staining is often caused by copper in the water and/or iron bacteria, which changes the chemical makeup of the sediment running through the water system. Martin Water Conditioning can help you address staining with a whole house water filter.

5. pH Problems

Water with a pH below 6.5 can be corrosive, which means it will corrode your pipes over time. On the other hand, water above 9.5 can have alkalinity problems in some situations, making it unsuitable for household use. Martin Water Conditioning can help you properly manage pH problems with a whole house water filter or water softener.

6. Sulfur
Sulfur is a gas that often has a rotten egg smell. It is caused by the decomposition of organic matter and can be in both well and city water supplies. Martin Water Conditioning can help you address sulfur with a Kinetico drinking water system.

7. Iron and Manganese

Iron can cause staining and rust in fixtures and appliances. It can also give water a metallic taste. Manganese is also often found in well water and can cause black staining, a foul odor, and a bitter metallic taste. Martin Water Conditioning can help you remove iron and manganese with a whole house water filter.

City Water Problems

Numerous common water problems can occur with city water. Some of the most common issues and their solutions are listed below.

1. Hard Water
Hard water is a common problem in many cities. It occurs when there are high levels of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, in the water. These minerals can cause scale to form on pipes and appliances and contribute to yellow or brown stains on dishes and clothing.

2. Iron and Manganese

Oxidized iron can cause rust-colored stains and damage appliances and plumbing systems. Water may also contain manganese if it has been sitting in the pipes for a long time. A whole house water filter can remove this as well. Martin Water Conditioning can help you address iron and manganese problems with a whole house water filter.

3. Foul Smell

Another common city water problem is the rotten-egg smell. It occurs when there is hydrogen sulfide in the water supply. A Kinetico drinking water system can reduce or eliminate this smell. Some homeowners report detecting it only at certain times of the day after the water has been sitting in the pipes.

4. Chlorine

Chlorine and chloramines are added to city water to defend against bacteria and other contaminants. However, this type of disinfectant can corrode metals and damage appliances like hot-water heaters and dishwashers. A Kinetico drinking water system will remove these chemicals from the water.

5. Lead

Lead can also be found in city water and can cause health problems. City water contains a small amount of lead because it passes through old pipes and comes into contact with plumbing fixtures that contain lead. Filtration systems are available to remove this chemical from the water supply.


Contact Us

Martin Water Conditioning can provide you with a Kinetico Drinking Water System to rid your drinking water of all the above common water problems. They even offer a whole house water filter installation, which is excellent for removing most of these contaminants from your entire household’s water supply.

If you are experiencing any problems with your water, don’t hesitate to call us for a free water test. We can help you identify the source of the problem and recommend solutions.

For more information, visit our website or contact us.

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