Hello! Welcome to the Clean Water Made Easy Podcast, Q&A Episode #1. Hey, my name is Gerry Bulfin. I’m a WQA-Certified Water Master Specialist and Water Treatment Contractor here in lovely Santa Cruz, California. Today’s question comes from Sally and she asks, “We recently moved into a home on well water and we’d like to … Continue reading Podcast Q & A 1: Do you recommend a do-it-yourself test kit, we do ourselves, or a laboratory test?
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.
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
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?
Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water Bacteria can contaminate your well water without any change in taste or odor to the water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends annual testing of residential water wells for coliform bacteria. Generally, there are two categories of coliform bacteria that are found in well water, total … Continue reading What You Should Know About Coliform Bacteria in Your Home Well Water
There are a large number of well water test kits and water testing labs available for the home water-well owner including some tests you can do yourself, quickly and accurately in the privacy of your own home. If you already understand your water is safe but are attempting to solve a specific well water problem such … Continue reading Well Water Water Testing
Well Water Treatment Systems Over the last 30 years, we have worked on thousands of well water treatment installations. Unfortunately, by the time many of our customers work with us, they are installing their 2nd or 3rd system after having problems with the treatment system they had before. We realized after some time that there … Continue reading 5 Most Common Mistakes Made When Selecting Well Water Treatment Systems