Have you ever turned on the tap only to watch cloudy, discolored, and foul-smelling water gush out?
Yeah, that’s usually a sign that there’s something wrong with your well water system. To help you spot common issues with your well system more easily, here are some common problems to watch out for:
Contaminants And Bacteria
Bacteria can be present in your well water system in the form of sulfate-reducing microorganisms. This type of harmful bacteria can lead to the development of hydrogen sulfide – a flammable gas.
Here are some signs that your water contains hydrogen sulfide:
- Foul-smelling odors or a rotten egg smell
- Stained laundry
- Stains on your bathroom fixtures
- Discolored cutlery
Hydrogen sulfide is also corrosive, as a result, it can cause a lot of damage to your home’s essentials. It can damage pipes and cause metal to leak into drinking water. Moreover, it can lead to fires and can be highly poisonous at high concentrations. Another problem that can arise while using a well water system is the presence of fecal bacteria in your water. You can tell that your water contains fecal bacteria if it smells bad and contains a large amount of sediment.
What happens if you drink water that’s been contaminated with fecal bacteria?
You’ll probably become sick, and develop symptoms like bloody diarrhea, stomach aches, nausea, headaches, and fatigue.
Hard water contains high levels of dissolved magnesium and calcium. Hard water affects 85% of the US nation.
Here are some signs that your home has hard water:
- Your clothes feel rough
- Your clothes start to lose their color
- Dry skin and flakey hair
- Low water pressure
- Residue and buildup on your dishes and faucets
- Stained sinks and bathtubs
- Damaged plumbing systems
The pH level measures how acidic or basic your home’s water is. Seven is neutral and anything less than that is considered to be acidic. Mining operations, plant life decomposition, and acidic rain can drop your water’s pH levels.
Some signs of acidic well water include:
- Rust stains in sinks and tubs
- Cloudy water
- Bitter-tasting water
- Corrosion on faucets and fixtures
And while drinking acidic water won’t lead to major health risks, it can cause severe damage to your home’s pipes. Additionally, it can lead to burst pipes, leaks, and stained sinks.
If you live near a construction site, your water system might contain turbidity – high levels of suspended sediment. If your water contains turbidity, there’s a high probability that it also contains oxidized metals.
Here are some signs of turbidity:
- Cloudy or opaque water
- Brown water
- Dirty water
Turbidity in your water can lead to increased pathogens, the presence of more metals, and outbreaks of waterborne diseases.
If you’re looking to install a better and healthier water system in your home or workplace, visit the Aqua Soft Palm Beach website today. Our water systems are engineered to solve any drinking water problem you might have. This way, you’re sure to feel and taste the difference! By investing in our water systems, everyone in your home or workplace will have luxuriously soft water and worry-free drinking water that doesn’t rely on electricity.
Contact us today to get a drinking water station, water softener system, reverse osmosis system, or any other water solution you may need. This way, you can avoid all the water quality problems well water systems might lead to!