Solving Water Problems
The following tips will assist the homeowner with the purchase of water treatment equipment.
These devices purportedly use electromagnetic fields to change the molecular makeup of various water constituents like calcium and iron to other more “inert” forms. The claimed result is a reduction or elimination of water contaminants.
Drinking water treatment equipment is gradually becoming common place in many homes and offices. Ion exchange units in the basement soften hard water problems; carbon filters remove chlorine at the tap; and counter top distillation units slowly drip out water free of heavy metals and dissolved solids.
Shock chlorination is a simple and inexpensive process that can be used to disinfect water supplies that have been contaminated as a result of these one-time contamination incidents. When done properly, shock chlorination will kill all the bacteria existing in a well.
A listing of symptoms in water (color, smell, taste), the common causes, and possible solutions to common drinking water problems.
Soft water and hard water are common terms used in households across Pennsylvania. If you asked someone what these terms meant, you would probably get a definition based on how well the water cleans when used with detergents or soaps or what is left behind in tea kettles.
Corrosive water is a term used to describe “aggressive” water that can dissolve materials with which it comes in contact. While aggressive water is usually not dangerous to consume by itself, it can cause serious drinking water quality problems by dissolving metals from plumbing systems. Many homes have pipes, solders and/or plumbing fixtures made from copper, lead or other metals.