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Top 10 Water Problems Your Toilet Flush Tank Can Tell You

toilet flush tank Your toilet tank will tell you if your water has iron, rust or sediment in it. If you have copper piping, it means that your copper piping is likely not being corroded. You might still have hard water (high in calcium carbonate minerals) but generally, a clean white flush tank is good and what you want to see.
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Top 9 Causes of Copper Corrosion in Home Piping Systems

Copper corrosion in home plumbing systems is a common phenomenon, which can have many causes. Besides actual piping failure, the telltale blue stains the oxidized copper leaves on sinks, tubs, and fixtures can identify copper corrosion. Often laundry and even blonde hair can be tinted blue. Copper can be toxic, and water-containing levels over 1.0 mg/L should not be used for drinking. If there are iron pipes present, the water can be colored rust or reddish and contain metallic or sulfur odors and sediment. Corrosion can cause the piping to fail, in some cases in less than 10 years. Learn how to deal with copper contamination.
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No Room for a Chlorinator? Use This Alternative Method to Eliminate Iron Bacteria

Well drilling and work on well pumps can introduce bacteria into the well. Iron bacteria thrive in water containing high levels of iron, and can accumulate in appliances and plumbing to create sludge, biofilm, and foul odors in water. Chlorine, ozone, or peroxide can kill bacteria and inhibit its recurrence when continually injected into water supplies, […]
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Reader Letter: Treating Acid Water, Iron, and Sediment

Hi,  I am trying to figure out what combination of products I would need to fix the water coming of my parent’s well. They recently asked me to test the water since it had eaten through the well pump and was leaving blue lines in one of the bathtubs. Here are the problems:  a lot […]
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Water Tests

While relying on a private well can offer some great advantages – namely, the ability to completely control the quality and composition of your water – most well water users can attest that it comes with its own share of disadvantages as well. Perhaps the biggest trouble with well water stems from the variety of […]
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