What’s in Your Tap Water?

How Water Can Damage Your Appliances, Hair, Skin, and Clothes

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What Are the Signs of Poor Water Quality?

The quality of your water should never be compromised. It plays a huge role in your health and the integrity of your home. 

The danger is that sometimes impurities make their way into your water supply and cause problems.

In most cases, you can’t pinpoint what exactly that problem is, but you know something is not right.

It usually boils down to one of two things: hard water or iron. How do you know which is the culprit? And most importantly, how can you fix it?

Which list is most familiar to you?

Hard Water
  • Calcium deposits (white spots on glassware and dishes)
  • White rings and chalky crusty deposits in appliances like kettles
  • Grey dingy clothes
  • Flat lifeless hair​
  • Low soap suds (like you have to keep adding soap for more bubbles)​
  • Dry scaly skin​
  • Doesn’t feel like soap washes off (your hand chatters over your skin instead of slides)​
  • Yellow tinged water colour​
  • Rust stains in sinks and tubs​
  • Laundry has rusty shade, sometimes even small rust spots​
  • Low flow in piping (pipes get filled with rust)​
  • Metallic tasting water​
  • If left to sit, you can often see it separate in the bottom​
  • Staining on utensils, dishes, cups etc​
  • Reduction in water pressure​
No matter what is causing your problems, you don’t have to live with subpar water. We’ve helped thousands of people restore their water to be clean and healthy, and we can help you, too.

Hard Water Problems in Well Water

What Does Water Hardness Mean?
In simple terms, it is water that has a high mineral content. Water hardness refers to dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium in your water. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of mineral and holds them in solution.
Hardness is a characteristic of natural water when calcium and magnesium are dissolved in it. If left untreated, it can cause scale formation in pipes and water heaters and can form an insoluble “curd” when it reacts with certain soaps. It’s measured as its calcium carbon equivalent by parts per million (ppm). The baselines for the hardness of water are:
  • Less than 1.0 ppm – Soft
  • 1.0 to 3.5 ppm – Slightly Hard
  • 3.5 to 7.0 ppm – Moderately Hard
  • 7.0 to 10.5 ppm – Hard
  • More than 10.5 ppm – Very Hard

Otherwise, trust us to take care of your water dilemmas.

If your home has hard water, you’ve experienced the effects of it. Think back to the last time you did the dishes, whether by hand or in the dishwasher. Did you notice spots or film on them?

What about the last time you tried to clean your household appliances and you noticed some white spots on them that wouldn’t come out, no matter how much elbow grease you put into it?

These things are the result of hard water. If left untreated, you could be spending more than just time trying to rub out the stains. You’ll be spending your hard earned money on:

Replacing appliances faster than you should have to

Constantly buying more dish soap, detergent, and cleaning supplies

Fixing or replacing damaged pipes

Keep more money in your pocket by investing in solutions that work. When you rely on The Water Purifiner, you’re getting a solution to your problems and decades of experience in one convenient package.

How Do Water Softeners Help With Hard Water?

They’re great solutions for removing harsh elements like calcium, magnesium, and other metal particles from hard water. They also:
If hard water is causing you problems, you need a water softener.
We offer custom water softener solutions for your specific home, lifestyle, and needs. Let our experts guide you in choosing which water softener is right for you.

Iron Problems in Well Water

If you have well water and it comes out clear but still has a metallic taste, you may have a problem with dissolved iron.

What Happens if You Don’t Remove Iron From Well Water?

When iron is allowed to stay in your appliances or it makes contact with your sink or bathtub, the iron will combine with oxygen and form reddish-brown particles known as rust.

When you wash your clothes in water containing excessive iron, they can become a stained brownish colour. It also impacts the taste of beverages like coffee and tea.

Manganese can be a related issue. It will produce a darker brownish colour in freshly washed clothing, will leave black particles on fixtures and affect the taste of your favourite drinks. Large amounts is unsafe to consume.

Sulphur water is something that can occur along with iron or by itself. It is a condition where water is exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas, giving it a rotten egg smell or taste. Hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) can occur in wells and be:

  • Naturally occurring – a result of decay and chemical reactions with soil and rocks
  • Produced by certain “sulphur bacteria” in the groundwater, well, or plumbing system
  • Produced by sulphur bacteria or chemical reactions inside of water heaters

By the time you notice small amounts of iron in your water, there is likely large amounts of iron in your pipes.

Iron problems in your water will not get better on their own. You need help from our water experts.

We Don’t Just Know Water; We Know Our Customers, Too.

What Our Clients Are Saying:
Jeff came out to see our existing setup on well water, tested the water. He took his time, gave us suggestions and advice on system maintenance. We ended up getting a RO system for the kitchen sink, as well as a softener system. I highly suggest his company. Communication was easy, timelines were reasonable, quote was very accurate. Jeff takes his time to do a quality installation. Thanks again Jeff, you’ll get a call from us if maintenance is ever required, and if we ever need more work done.” – Nate.