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Bitter-tasting water from the tap isn’t just unpleasant to drink—it can be an indicator of water quality problems with your water source. According to the Water Quality Association, 67% of Americans are concerned about the quality of their household water supply. Common water qualities issues include rotten egg odor, stains, cloudy water, chlorine odor, hard water, clogged pipes, and poor-tasting water. Learn more about common water quality problems and solutions
For fresh, clean tasting water, a point-of-use (POU) water purification systemis a great option. A POU system is installed on an individual source of water, such as a faucet or shower head. A point-of-entry (POE) water purification system treats the entire household water supply at the point of entry into your house. Specific types of water treatment systems include:
Hard water is caused by an excess of calcium and magnesium in the water supply. This type of water can be harsh on your skin and hair. If you find that your hair and skin are constantly dry no matter what products you use, hard water may be the root cause. A water softener removes calcium and magnesium ions, enabling for better moisturization of your skin and hair.
Solution: Water Softener
If your water smells like a leftover omelet, that may indicate heavy amounts of sulfur in your water supply. An iron/sulfur filter can help remove
r this unpleasant odor.
Solution: Iron/Sulfur Filter
Iron may rust inside your piping, causing clogs that affect how your appliances and fixtures operate. An iron/sulfur filter helps this buildup of iron, keeping your pipes free of clogs.
Solution: Iron/Sulfur Filter
Calcium and magnesium can build up on your drains, leading to the need to use more soap. In this case, a water softener removes these minerals by replacing calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions. Iron may cause your drain to rust, causing unsightly stains. An iron/sulfur filter uses oxidation to effectively remove the iron ions that stain your fixtures.
Solution: Water Softener and Iron/Sulfur Filter
The solution to poor-tasting water depends on the location and taste of the water. If the unpleasant-tasting water is coming from a sink, you may benefit from an under sink filter and water dispenser. If your water tastes metallic, an iron/sulfur filter may be what you need. For the purest water, consider an R.O. System—bottled water is typically tap water treated with an R.O. System.
Solution: Under Sink Filter and Water Dispenser, Iron/Sulfur Filter, and R. O. System
Are you unhappy with the quality of your household water? Visit a Crawford Supply Group location, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and we’ll help you select the right water treatment solution for your needs. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.