Whole House Filters
When do you use a whole house filter system?
Glad you asked. Whole house filter systems can be used to treat a number of problems with you water. We have listed a few below just to give you an idea of what common ailments you might find.
- LOW PH
- The PH scale runs for 0-14, Pure water registers a 7.0 on the PH scale. Anything less than 7.0 is considered acidic and anything above 7.0 is considered basic.
- Now don't be alarmed if your water is below a 7.0, keep in mind that the PH level of orange juice is roughly a 4 on the scale. Low PH in water, 5.0-6.5 on the PH scale, won't cause any major health problems other than the occasional case of heart burn. It also might taste a little funny.
- On the other hand, Low PH, 5.0-6.5, can have devastating effects on your house, especially you water heater. You might notice a bluish green tint to your water. This is the result of your copper or brass fittings coming into contact with low PH water. The blue/green water isn't harmful to you but eventually over time it will eat through the copper or brass fittings.
- High Mineral Content
- The underground aquifers where your well water comes from are full of minerals and gasses, we will get into the gasses in a little bit.
- The most common minerals found in ground water are iron and manganese.
- Iron and Manganese are not harmful when consumed in your drinking water, they are however, a real nuisance when it comes to the cleanliness of your home.
- Iron will present itself in your tubs, showers, sinks, and toilets in the form of a reddish orange stain. It will also cause your white clothes to appear dingy overtime. No need to waste anymore bleach, just take the iron out of you water.
- Manganese will mainly only be found in areas where it is allowed to linger for long periods of time such as the tub and toilet. It will appear as a pink staining at first eventually leading to black staining. If the back of your toilet is black, its probably manganese.
- Odor in Water
- Everyone knows that rotten egg smell in water is more than likely sulfur. Once again its non harmful, just a real pain in the neck.
- Hardness in your water effects the taste of your water and leads to scaling in the tubs and showers.
- You may also notice that your soap doesn't seem to lather that well. That is also a side effect of hardness.
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