WHAT IS WELL AND CITY WATER AND WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE IT BETTER .WELL COME TO OUR WEB SITE: WE ARE A FAMILY OWN COMPANY LOCATED IN THE LOVELY STATE OF FLORIDA ,SARASOTA COUNTY. WE SERVICE MANY AREAS FROM MIAMI,HOLLYWOOD,PALM BAY,ST AUGUSTINE, LIVE OAK,SPRING HILLS,SARASOTA,ARCADIA,FORT MYERS,NAPLES.WE ARE THERE IF YOU NEED US.WE HOPE TODAY THAT WE ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS. HARD WATER PROBLEMS: You just moved into a new place and you notice something is not quite right. There’s something going on, and you have a sneaking suspicion it might have to do with the tap waterHard water problems can be a real hassle, especially for new homeowners who may be unfamiliar with the issues it causes. Solving those problems can vastly improve your family’s quality of life and get things back to normal again.We all learned in school that water is H2O – two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom make up a water molecule, right? What many of us don’t realize is that extra stuff can get into the water we drink. Some of it is perfectly safe to consume, while other water contaminants could negatively impact your family’s health. But tap water Hard water is basically water containing a high mineral count. Groundwater often percolates through limestone where it picks up calcium and magnesium deposits. is certainly not 100% pure H 20.Drinking water can also contain trace minerals like iron, which gets picked up from the soil, lakes and rivers – even older, corroded plumbing. In some regions, hard water may also contain manganese or aluminum.Of course, things like calcium, magnesium and iron aren’t necessarily bad for you. In fact, they’re actually beneficial nutrients. However, hard water sediments can also carry potentially harmful bacteria along with them. A study found hard water scaling is directly responsible for bacterial growth in residential drinking water.If your home gets water from a well, you most likely have hard water. But it’s not just a rural issue. The U.S. Geological Survey says 85% of homes in the nation have hard water. Here are eight potential problems hard water causes. Do any of them sound familiar?Your Water Tastes or Smells Funny:A strange odor or taste to drinking water is often one of the first clues you have a water conditioning problem. It’s a sure-sign there is hard water or For instance, if your water has an unpleasant metallic taste. That’s probably too much iron . some sort of bacterial contaminant.If your water smells like rotten eggs, that could be naturally occurring hydrogen sulfide gas or certain bacteria reacting with magnesium to form sulfates.some people say their water tastes like dirt.That could be sediment (actual dirt), old pipes or algae. Algal blooms can also give tap water a moldy aftertaste.No one likes to drink water with a funky smell or flavor. But that’s just the beginning of your problems.You’re Getting Strange Stains:MANGANESE AND IRON IN WATER:If there is iron in your water, you probably know it! Iron can cause rusty water, which leaves black, orange, or red stains on your plumbing fixtures, toilets, and other surfaces. This mineral can also give you water that tastes like metal. And when you have iron, you can typically have manganese in the water as well. Manganese is more difficult to remove from the water and it leaves brown or black stains. Neither iron nor manganese is desirable in your water.Ugly brown or reddish stains on the porcelain are a big stains embarrassment. Hard water You can blame hard water for that too – specifically iron..It’s no coincidence those stains look a lot like rust spots. The iron in your water could be coming from rusty pipes.You’ll have to use a lot of elbow grease to get rid of those stains.Some people suggest using vinegar to help clean and remove them. Unfortunately, the stains will keep reappearing until you fix your hard water problem.Some people suggest using vinegar to help clean and remove them. Unfortunately, the stains will keep reappearing until you fix your hard water problem. TANNIN: Found in many species of plants and often released into the soil and water when vegetation decomposes, tannin in water can be difficult to remove. These bio molecules give water a yellow or brownish tint and often make it taste bitter, but they are not a health risk.
The term tannin refers to the use of oak and other bark in tanning animal hides into leather.You’re Constantly Cleaning Up Soap Scum. In most cases, a water softener is the cure for hard water problems. If you don't want to use salt, you cannot soften the water, but you can lessen the impact of hard with a salt less softener, you will have to replaced the media in 1 to 3 years.Another unsightly issue is the appearance of those white, hard water spots.That’s what you get when water evaporates and leaves calcium deposits behind.When you have hard water, you’ll notice nasty soap scum seems to accumulate all over the place. That’s because soap and the minerals in hard water just don’t play nicely together.If your dishes are always spotty, it may not be your dishwasher, it’s probably your water. What’s worse – soap scum left on shower curtains can lead to the development of a microbial bio film that might contain disease-spreading bacteria.With hard water, you may find yourself cleaning the bathroom and kitchen more often and using more cleaning product to get the job done. Who wants to do that?Your Showering Experience Suffers: Showering is your time to escape the world for ten minutes to wash the dirt and worries away. But when you have hard water, shower time can be ruined.As we’ve mentioned, minerals cause hard water to react ineffectively with soap.This makes it harder to get a good lather when you bathe. It also makes it more difficult to wash all the soap off your body, leaving a film of soapy residue on your skin.Deposits from hard water can clog up your shower head too. That means weaker water pressure.With hard water, you may not be getting as clean and you may notice your hair is hard to manage. Yes, hard water could even be responsible for your bad hair days.SOFTENERS ,IRON BREAKERS,SULFUR SYSTEM WILL HELP.