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. Click Here to Continue Reading This Post
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. Click Here to Continue Reading This Post
Can you drink water that had stood around for a long time? If it’s capped and sealed tightly so nothing could possibly get inside, you wouldn’t hesitate to take a swig from your vintage water, or would you? Clean Water Systems will teach you how to store water for long term. Click Here to Continue Reading This Post
This brief article gives information about several common contaminants found in private wells. It should help you decide when to sample your well and how often. Click Here to Continue Reading This Post
Do It Yourself (DIY) Well Water Kit for Coliform Bacteria Health Departments and EPA guidelines recommend testing your well water at least twice a year for coliform bacteria. Bacteria can contaminate a well without any change in taste or odors to the water. Now you can analyze for unhealthy bacteria at home utilizing state-of-the-art, low-cost test […] Click Here to Continue Reading This Post