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Water Problems

To learn about what contaminants might be in your water, or water problems you may be having, you’ll want to take advantage of our in-home water test.

Use our contact form to let us know you’d like a Water Test and one of our friendly representatives will get in touch to schedule a convenient time to test your water.

We will perform a basic test on your water to determine your Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, and Chlorine content and present you with a professional analysis of the results.

Don't Suffer from Hard Water Any Longer

Hard water contains a total hardness of 10 grains of calcium carbonate per gallon. The majority of homes in the U.S. have problems with hard water. While this is a common problem, it can cause your pipes to clog and is harsh on your skin and hair. We can provide San Antonio water systems to improve the quality of your water at home.

Common signs of hard water include:

Dry, itchy skin
Faded clothes after washing
Dry, dull-looking hair
Mineral deposits on glasses
Soaps don't lather well – requiring you to use more
Water stains, scale, and soap scum on toilets, tubs, fixtures, and sinks

If these conditions characterize your home, you could be saving yourself discomfort and money on the cleaning products, clothing, home energy, and hot water that are being wasted by installing a water softening system!

Common Contaminants in North Texas

Hardness

Hard Water
Our guaranteed whole house water softener and conditioner provides the best option for soft water on the market. It improves the water throughout your entire home while protecting your appliances and fixtures.

Chlorine

chlorine Due to the high level of chlorine added to water by cities, you will really appreciate your water with chlorine reduction. See our Whole House Filtration page for more information.

Contaminants in Drinking Water

contaminated-tap-water-3Protecting the water in your home is important, however ensuring the purity of the water you are putting in your body is even more crucial. Our Reverse Osmosis drinking water system will give you a peace of mind that your drinking water is healthy, and you are going to fall in love with this drinking water system that can provide up to 50 gallons per day of delicious water.

Scale Buildup

Scale BuildupHard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and in many cases, iron. Most homes have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. In many cases, homeowners don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes. Hard water could be caused by a high TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) count. A water analysis will show the levels of any solids found in your home’s tap water.

Methane in Well Water

fire faucetWells that contain methane are generally located in areas where gas and oil wells are common sights, and here in North Texas, we have our fair share of those! Methane will escape from the water when the pressure is released or when the water is heated. Depending on the amount of methane and pressure, some gas will often separate from the water in a pressure tank or a hot water heater. It is not uncommon to have this gas “spurt” out of household water taps. Gas will also build up in the tank and escape into water lines.

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals In WaterMedications, including antibiotics and contraceptives, are increasingly a problem in the water supply due to improper disposal and other issues. Filtration helps remove these potentially dangerous chemicals.

Arsenic

Arsenic In WaterArsenic enters the ground water when water percolates downward from the surface and contacts dissolved minerals containing arsenic. Although arsenic is historically known as a notorious poison, in trace amounts it has also been linked to cancer.

Hydrogen Sulfide – H2S (SULFUR GAS)

Hydrogen Sulfide In WaterHydrogen sulfide is a gas with an offensive “rotten egg” odor. In deep wells it is commonly associated with oil and gas fields. In shallow wells it is generally caused by decaying vegetation associated with swampy areas that feed an aquifer.

Iron and Manganese

Iron and Maganese In WaterIron, and to a lesser extent manganese, frequently occur in the rock and soil of the earth’s crust. Aquifers often contain appreciable amounts of iron. The reddish brown iron stains on sinks, toilets and freshly laundered are caused by iron. Manganese causes similar stains, but they are generally black or dark gray..

Nitrates

Nitrates In WaterNitrates originate from fertilizers, animal wastes, septic systems and industrial wastes. A serious health issue, they affect the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. Infants under 6 months old are particularly susceptible to a life-threatening condition known as “blue baby syndrome”.

Sulfates

Sulfates In WaterSulfates are often found in agricultural regions and also occur in soils and rock where they are susceptible to dissolution into groundwater. Sulfates and nitrates often occur together in groundwater and respond similarly to treatment practices. Unlike nitrates, sulfates do not cause any serious health problems; diarrhea is normally the worst concern.

Silt / Sediment

Silt and Sediment In WaterMany wells contain silt or sediment. The simple evidence of brownish, discolored water identifies the problem. Although silt and sediment in household water frustrate homeowners, they do not impact health.

Tannins

Tannins in WaterTannins are a byproduct of decayed vegetation which produces humic acid in shallow, swampy water. Cedar swamps, cyprus swamps, and cattail swamps all harbor tannins. Tannin water stains laundry and may cause undesirable odor.