Many homeowners contact us to find out how to fix well water that smells bad. 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 affect the taste of water. It can also change the taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations normally found in household water.
Iron and manganese are metallic contaminants that are commonly found dissolved in water in a clear state. The water may appear clear but later turn to rust when the water is exposed to air. To size commercial filtration systems for iron and manganese removal, careful guidelines should be followed.
Well water often has iron, manganese, sulfur odors and sediment. These are the most common problems we hear about from well owners. A powerful and effective method for treating well water is chlorination combined with oxidizing iron filtration, but many folks don’t want to use chlorine. Even though our chlorinator systems often include a carbon component to … Continue reading Chemical-free Odor Treatment with AIR Charger Iron Filters
Due to many factors, water shortage is being experienced by many people around the world. Water is being wasted in many areas while on the other side of the world there is a horrendous scarcity of water. While it is very difficult to stop the factors that lead to the shortage of water we can … Continue reading Combat Drought in California with Salt Free Water Conditioners
We are all familiar with the ozone layer, the protective layer covering the earth that protects us from the harmful UV rays of the sun. There is a good reason it’s called the ‘ozone layer’ – that is because it contains high concentrations of ozone. What is ozone exactly and what is its relevance to … Continue reading 7 Things You Must NEVER Do with Ozone
If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? It is a good idea to have your well water tested at least once every few years for … Continue reading Test for a Wide Range of Well Water Contaminants
If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? It is a good idea to have your well water tested at least once every few years for … Continue reading How to Test for a Wide Range of Well Water Contaminants at a Low Cost
Ozonation is a process used for disinfecting water. It is a common water treatment method used to replace chlorination for a variety of different purposes.
If you just purchased a new home or are new to well water systems, it pays to educate yourself about your well and pump system, and be able to understand how to read a water test report. Whether you decide to purchase and install a water treatment system, or have a local water treatment professional … Continue reading Well Water Treatment for New Homeowners: Four Important Steps To Take
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