What's in my water?
|Contaminant||About the Contaminant||Signs of the Contaminant|
|Iron||Although small amounts do not have a negative effect on your health, Iron is a contaminant that contains bacteria, where large amounts of iron can be hazardous to your health. Iron is only found in private wells and is not usually associated with bacteria unless it is Iron Reducing Bacteria which is only found in a small percentage of private wells. |
Iron does not blend well with soap, leaving residue on your bathtub, appliances, and skin (causing clogged pores). Typically, we refer to calcium and magnesium which is measured as “hardness” in water not blending well with soap and leaving residue.
|Metallic taste which carries into your food and beverages
Leaves orange/red stains on anything the water touches
Iron residue build up can cause pipes to clog, thus decreasing water pressure in your home.
|Hydrogen Sulfide||More commonly known as the “rotten egg” smell or “sulfur water,” this smell may only be noticeable when water is first turned on or if it goes through a water heater. Hydrogen Sulfide corrodes metals and tarnishes silverware and other utensils in addition to causing yellow or black stains on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Hydrogen Sulfide is usually not a health risk in household concentrations. In rare cases, it can cause nausea and other illnesses. To ensure your drinking water is safe, a custom water treatment plan Is in order.||Rotten egg smell|
|Odor||If your water has an odor, this means there is a contaminant in the water. Odor in well water is associate to hydrogen sulfide gas- it isn’t harmful to you but smells like rotten eggs.||Rotten egg smell|
Hard Water in Kenosha County
Hard water is not uncommon in Wisconsin, and although it is not likely to have a negative effect on human health (in small amounts), it does cause a buildup in appliances and pipes within your home. If the buildup becomes too much, it can cause problems in appliances, sometimes resulting in a full replacement. Knowing how hard your water is can help prevent these issues from arising. Water is measured in grains of hardness – the higher the number, the harder your water is. Kenosha County water typically ranges from 10-40 grains of hardness. Whereas soft water is typically below 1 grain of hardness, helping prevent appliance issues and failures.
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How do I have my water tested?
Give us a call to schedule your free water test. A technician will come and get samples of your water to take back to the lab and examine for contaminants.
How do I know if I have lead fixtures and pipes?
If you are unsure what lead pipes look like in your home, our technicians are happy to come and take a look!
Is hard water bad?
Hard water does not have a negative effect on your health, however, the contaminants cause buildup on appliances, causing them to fail prematurely. Additionally, hard water will leave a film or red/orange stain on anything it touches.
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