Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Water Treatment

We have compiled a list of some of the commonly asked water treatment questions from our customers and have provided answers to these questions in order to educate you prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our technicians. If there is a question not listed here, feel free to contact us and let us know and we’d be happy to help.

Green stains come from the corrosion of your copper plumbing from low pH. An acid neutralizer can help correct the pH levels.

This is caused by three types of corrosion: Oxygen, Acids, and Galvanic action. Most common is acids from low pH. An acid neutralizer will control the acid in your water.

Hydrogen sulfide develops from rotting organic matter and from petroleum refining. This can be removed in numerous ways depending on the conditions.

This color stain is common from Iron. Iron is in three forms, Ferric, Ferrous, and Soluble. It can be removed with more than one type of unit depending on what kind you have.

Every 6-12 months depending on the system.

Once water is softened, it cannot be hardened without removing the softener altogether. Over time your body will adjust to the softer water.

You should call a certified lab for a water test for a complete analysis of your water.

It is recommended to test your water every (2) to (5) years.

The pink staining does not originate in the water. It is the result of an airborne bacterium, Serratia Marcescens, that finds an ideal environment for growth when it has moisture and oxygen. It multiplies, causing the pink stain that typically wipes off easily. The only treatment for airborne bacteria is to add chlorine. After the chlorine dissipates, the bacteria will grow again.

The pink stain is harmless. It is just a nuisance.

Unless there is a way to eliminate the bacteria from the air, there is no way to eliminate the pink stain, just wipe it off when it shows up.

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Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent supply their own water from private wells or other sources.