Water Problems

FAQs About Water Problems

We get many questions about common water problems. Many of these problems can be caused by contaminates getting into your water. Below are many of the FAQs we get and the reasons for these problems. The remedy to these problems can be easier then you think. Give us a call today and we will come test your water on site and get a plan for your common water problems.

Common Water Problems

If you believe that the status of your water is questionable, give us a call and we’ll come out and test it for you. Or you can check with your water agency. Every year, your water agency is required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to supply you with a Consumer Confidence Report, which is an annual water quality report that details any and all contaminants that may be present in your water and alerts you to the health risks they pose.

Hard water is high in dissolved minerals, both calcium, and magnesium. The minerals can lead to spotting on fixtures, build-up in your hot water tank and plumbing system. 

Sulfur can cause a rotten egg smell in your water. Other odors in your water can be can be caused by a wide range of algae, bacterias, or other contaminants.

In most cases, cloudy water is created when air bubbles, methane gas, or very fine particles of matter, such as dirt or organic matter get mixed in your drinking water. If the cloudiness is due to air or methane gas, the bubbles will rise to the surface and disappear however if the water does not clear, it generally indicates particles are in the source of water.

Fishy, earthy, or musty tasting water is usually caused by bacterial growth. Medicinal, salty, or metallic tastes came from the different minerals found in water. If one is more present than others, then the water will taste differently. It’s important to get your water tested. 

Stains usually occur when hard water is present. Stains mean there is an abundance of iron and other minerals in the water.

Soft water prolongs the life of your appliances because they don’t have to work as hard as they would when using hard water.