Martin’s Water Treatment FAQ
What are some common water problems?
When talking about possible common water problems, it is important to first make the distinction between well water vs. public/city water. Well water can present many different issues, where as public or city water always presents 2 issues and 2 issues only – however, unlike well water that can present all issues or none, public water guarantees 2 issues are going to be present at all times.
- Common well water issues can include things like iron, hardness, acidity, sulphur, bacteria, tannins, discoloration, and sand/sediment.
The 2 issues you are guaranteed to have with public water are hardness(calcium/metals/minerals) as well as chlorine/fluoride. Public water is guaranteed to have both of these issues and these issues only due to regulations on the way the state is required to treat the water before sending it out into peoples homes. Chlorine/fluoride is used to remove bacteria, and high levels of hardness are present due to the need to balance pH of the water to a neutral 7 in order to remove the acidity. This is accomplished by adding minerals to the water, which in turn raises the hardness significantly.
What are the benefits of treated water?
There are numerous benefits to treating your water. Treated water offers the dual benefit of not only protecting your home and appliances/plumbing, but most importantly your health. Treated water prevents corrosion of plumbing, corrosion of metals or metal fixtures, prevents unsightly staining in bathrooms, sinks, tubs, toilets, dishes, laundry, dishwashers, sidewalks, driveways, or anywhere water is being used to rinse, wash, or clean, prevents dry skin, helps skin conditions such as eczema & psoriasis, prevents hair discoloration and drying out, balances your bodies internal pH, helps your gut microbiome, helps digestion, joint issues, helps skin, hair, and nail growth, prevents build up on shower doors, sinks, coffee pots, windows, as well as build up inside of plumbing pipes and hot water heaters. These are some of the most common benefits of what you can expect with treated water, but this is just the tip of the iceberg!
My water has iron & tastes rusty - what is the best method of treatment?
Water which contains high levels of iron can often times give off a metallic odor as well as taste. If you’re suffering from iron in your water, what you need to fix it is a water conditioner that has been appropriately sized in proportion to your SPECIFIC readings as well as your household average water usage volume. Iron is the FIRST thing that needs to be addressed when talking about treatment – it will prevent other forms of treatment from working properly if it is not addressed FIRST, and it will also cause the most seen and unseen damage to your home and appliances. A properly sized conditioner that uses crystal rock solar salt to clean itself is without question the best way to treat iron. Salt is IMPERATIVE when talking about water conditioners, and ESPECIALLY when dealing with iron. Remember – the salt is NOT how the unit treats the water, the salt is how the unit cleans itself and refreshes the resin bed inside, rejuvenating the bed and cleaning it as needed to flush out the impurities that have been collected, and giving you a brand new full treatment capacity threshold to continue cleaning your water.
Sometimes my water smells like rotten eggs - what can I do?
Rotten egg smell can come from 2 places. The first is from sulphur gas coming from the well. The second is from the Anode Rod inside of a hot water heater. It could also be coming from both places at the same time. If the smell is only in the hot water, more than likely it is the Anode Rod which is causing it. This problem is solved by having a plumber remove the Anode Rod from the hot water heater. Once that Anode Rod is removed there is a good chance that the odor will go away. If the odor persists, and the Anode Rod is removed, then the only culprit left is sulphur gas coming from the well. This is addressed by installing a Clack Brand Filox odor system, which absorbs gases, odors, and chemicals like a sponge, removing them from the water and eliminating any odors. The Filox odor system is a zero maintenance system, meaning there is no yearly cleaning, no media refill, nothing for you to worry about keeping up with after the installation process is finished.
How do I proceed if I want to get a quote to treat my home or business?
We offer free in home consultations where we will come out and do some in home lab quality testing right there on the spot with you. Once we have your readings, we can present you with a customized treatment plan unique to your home and your readings. We treat residential homes as well as businesses which require commercial size units. There is no one size fits all answer for water treatment, every house & well needs to be addressed separately, and our team of experts has the experience and ability to assess your problem correctly the first time, and give you a treatment plan that will address all your needs. You can call us at 302 222 0824, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to us on Facebook or Google.