Common Water Problems

Common Water Problems

Water quality can no longer be taken for granted.

And its quality varies from place to place and even house to house. A variety of factors can affect how your water tastes, smells, feels, and works in and around your home. Well, water quality, possible contamination, an aging water distribution system, violations of federal drinking water standards, and a home’s plumbing are examples of things that can affect a home’s water supply. Some water problems may not be as obvious as others. Below, we have listed the water problems commonly seen locally, but we need to test your water to determine if water treatment is necessary and which option is right for you.

Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium, and in many cases, iron. Most homes in Florida have hard water, whether a private well or a municipality supplies it. In many cases, homeowners don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes.

Dry skin and hair, bathtub ring, spots on glass, silverware and fixtures, dull, dingy clothing, disappointing performance, and a shortened life expectancy of water-using appliances are all problems frequently caused by hard water.

Crystal Clear Water Softener will solve your hard water problems.

The Presence Of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), among other factors such as sulfur, iron, and the presence of other chemicals, can lead to rotten eggs, fishy and chlorine odors in your water.  Crystal Clear Water System can remove all kinds of impurities and any sulfur smell in your water. We have multiple systems based on your water problems. Check out our fantastic Gen V sulfur filter system.

In its pristine state, water is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. So, if your Florida water tastes or smells funny, you owe it to yourself to find out why.

  • Earthy or musty taste and odor: These types of complaints are generally the result of compounds released due to decayed vegetation and are typically associated with different algae forms. While not toxic, they are nonetheless unpleasant and can be offensive at very low concentrations.
  • “Rotten egg” smell: Another common source of smelly water is hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless corrosive gas that has the characteristic odor of rotten eggs. If present in high enough concentrations, it can leave an unpleasant odor on hair and clothing. It can also accelerate the corrosion of metal parts in appliances. Find out how much sulfur is safe to drink.
  • Metallic taste: As the name implies, a metallic taste in your water indicates the presence of metals such as iron, copper, manganese, or zinc. Iron and manganese are often naturally occurring and are predominately found in groundwater. Copper and zinc can come from an aging water distribution system or the corrosion of copper plumbing and brass fittings. Learn about the permissible amounts of trace elements.

A Crystal Clear Water Whole House Water Treatment System or Crystal Clear Water Drinking Water System can solve your taste and odor water issues.

Water is a natural solvent, and given the needed time and conditions, it will dissolve anything it comes in contact with. That’s why, depending on where you live, your water can contain iron or manganese, which can cause rusty-orange or black staining. You’ll see the stains on clothes, fixtures, sinks, tubs, water-using appliances, and toilets.

A Crystal Clear Whole House Water Filter / All In One will eliminate water staining problems.

Since the 1850s, chlorine has been used to kill harmful bacteria in water itself or the pipes that transport it. Although it has helped end a number of major threats to public health and is essential at the treatment plant and in the water distribution system, it is no longer necessary once the water reaches your home.

Though chlorine in Florida is vital for stopping the spread of disease, its benefits come at a price. Chlorine tastes and smells bad. It dries skin and hair, fades clothes (bleach is made of chlorine), and can dry out the rubber seals in appliances, shortening their lives.

Remove chlorine or chloramines from your water with a Crystal Clear Water Filter or a Crystal Clear Drinking Water System. 

Dissolved or suspended solids usually cause cloudy, murky, or grayish water. This is also known as “turbidity.” Water can become turbid naturally or from land disturbances such as construction, storms, and urban runoff.

The turbidity of your water can range from low to high. But even if your water looks clear, it could still contain a high level of dissolved solids. That’s why, whether your water is turbid or not, we recommend you have it tested. There are a few options to treat this type of water, depending on if you want to treat all the water in your home or just your drinking water.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there could be as many as 12 million cases of waterborne acute gastrointestinal illness annually in the United States alone. These illnesses are frequently caused by bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that make their way into the water supply. Even well-operated, state-of-the-art treatment plants cannot ensure that drinking water is entirely free of microbial pathogens. Learn more about safe drinking water.

A Crystal Clear Drinking Water System or a Crystal Clear Specialty Water Treatment System will rid your water of troublesome contaminants.

Published: April 5, 2021
Author: Crystal Clear Water
Categories : Water Facts