How to Manage Water Problems in Your West Chester Home
Water problems can damage almost everything in your home if left unchecked, from your clothing and skin to your home’s foundation and health. Here are some common issues and solutions to help manage some common water problems in your West Chester home.
Install a Water Softener
A water softener replaces troublesome minerals in your water supply with a gentler sodium solution. A water softener can treat hard water with excess calcium and magnesium, as well as rusty-looking water with too much iron and manganese. Hard water can leave a filmy residue on dishes, shower heads and coffee pots, and make your clothes look dingy. Dry skin and hair is another sign of hard water with excess calcium and magnesium. Too much iron and manganese in your water can give it a metallic taste and may leave rust-colored stains on clothing and cookware.
Use Multi-Stage Filtration
If you’re struggling to manage water problems that give your home a terrible smell, you may be dealing with hydrogen sulfide. Sulfur smells like rotten eggs, and it can also erode your pipes. If you smell something musty or moldy, you may have sulfates or organic matter leaking into your water supply. A multi-stage filtration system consists of chlorination, sedimentation and aeration and an activated carbon filter. This three-step process will eliminate odors and unpleasant tastes from your water.
Add a Slow-Sand Filter
It’s difficult to miss the presence of sediment in your water. Sediment buildup will appear as small pieces of scale, rust, dirt, or clay in your water. Water drawn from a lake, river, or pond will often have sediment in it. You can manage water problems related to sediment by installing a slow-sand filter. Any time your water appears dirty or contaminated, you should call a professional to make sure it’s safe to drink after filtration.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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