Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Identifying Water Problems by Symptoms

When selecting a well water treatment system, knowing your water chemistry is the key to finding the right system. Your water chemistry can easily be determined by conducting simple water testing, using of of our test kits. Testing to Determine Water Chemistry, Depending on the Problem If you have never had your well water tested, … Continue reading Identifying Water Problems by Symptoms

Share Button

A Common Mistake: Failure to Properly Test the Well Water Chemistry

Continuing with our theme of common mistakes made while selecting a well water treatment system, today we will be focusing on the failure to properly test your well water chemistry. This could be considered one of the most important mistakes as it is the first step in selecting a treatment system. If your tests are … Continue reading A Common Mistake: Failure to Properly Test the Well Water Chemistry

Share Button

Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?

Health authorities strongly recommend annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water.  There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria, but it is most important to test: Once a year for all private residential water wells … Continue reading Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?

Share Button

How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Your Drinking Water

There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria without any change in taste or odor to the water. It is important to periodically monitor private water wells to see if contamination is present. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends that private water supplies be tested annually for coliform bacteria … Continue reading How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Your Drinking Water

Share Button

How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House

Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and alter the appearance and taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations … Continue reading How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House

Share Button

13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water

One problem we often hear about is unpleasant odors from some but not all of the fixtures in the house. For example, the upstairs bathroom shower has a bad odor, but the downstairs kitchen or bath have no odor. This can be caused by bio-films of iron and/or sulfur bacteria forming in certain sections of … Continue reading 13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water

Share Button

Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part III

We will finish our series on Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramine Removal today with a look at one final chlorine removal method: the filter cartridge. Unlike the CX-MCA Aquasorb mentioned last Wednesday, regular carbon filter cartridges cannot remove chloramines. However, they will effectively filter chlorine and can be preferable if your … Continue reading Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part III

Share Button

Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part I

Hello again, readers! This week we want to devote the Clean Well Water Report to discussing whole house chlorine and chloramine filtration systems.  These systems are particularly useful if you are on city water, as chlorine has long been, and still is, the pre-eminent disinfection method used in municipal systems. There are three primary chlorine/chloramine … Continue reading Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part I

Share Button

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, … Continue reading No Room for a Chlorinator? Use This Alternative Method to Eliminate Iron Bacteria

Share Button

Easily Eliminate Water Heater Odors with This Inexpensive Setup

Earlier this week we explained how to determine the source of odors in city water; as you may have read (if you haven’t, do so here), the problem often can be traced back to one’s water heater, which often contains an anode rod that can encourage iron and sulfur bacteria growth. These bacteria create hydrogen … Continue reading Easily Eliminate Water Heater Odors with This Inexpensive Setup

Share Button
  • Clean Water Systems & Stores, Inc., Water Treatment Equipment,Service & Supplies, Santa Cruz, CA
  •  

Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express, & PayPal

Font Resize