Water Treatment & Testing
When it comes to the quality of water in your home nothing is more important. Having clean healthy water for your family to drink, cook, and bathe with is imperative to maintaining a healthy living environment. There are many different causes of poor water quality, but most are easily identified by a simple water test. Solutions to these issues can vary depending on the severity of the problem. Let us help with your water treatment and testing needs.
FREE Water Testing - You can drop off a sample of you water for testing at 1300 Hanwell Road, Fredericton, NB. Or schedule an onsite water test.
A qualified water technician will test your water for common water problems:
- Total Hardness
- TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)
* For additional parameters, some charges may apply.
Common Water Problems
Hard water is a result of water absorbing calcium and magnesium from limestone, chalk or marble deposits. Hard water is not a health concern, and is very common. However, it can reduce the lifespan of your fixtures. Indications of hard water can include:
- White Marks on fixtures
and Scaling on sinks, baths, toilet bowls and around the base of taps.
- Blocked showerheads
- Scale deposits on kettles
Iron is one of the most common contaminants in well water. Not a health concern at levels encountered in normal drinking water. However higher concentrations of iron can cause issues such as a metallic taste and orange or rust colored staining of sinks, toilets, bathtubs and clothes.
Manganese is a mineral that naturally occurs in rock and soil. High levels of manganese can stain plumbing fixtures and laundry and produces undesirable tastes in drinking water. As with iron, the presence of manganese in water may lead to the accumulation of microbial growths in the distribution system. Even at concentrations below 0.05 mg/L, manganese may form coatings on water distribution pipes that may slough off as black precipitates.
When the pH level in water drops it is considered acid water. Water with a low pH level (or potential for Hydrogen level) can cause damage to sinks, faucets, hot water tanks, drainage and supply lines. These problems can cause extensive repair costs of replacement. Pitting on plumbing fixtures can be a sign of a low pH level.
Sulfur is a colorless gas which can cause damage to plumbing and gives off an offensive odor normally compared to rotten eggs. In low levels sulfur is not a health risk. However due to the poor smell and taste of water containing higher levels of sulfur it can make the water unusable.
When chlorine mixes with organics in water, trihalomethanes (THMs) are formed. THMs are reportedly cancer causing agents. Substantial amounts of chlorine are not appropriate for inside home and drinking use.