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Common Water Issues

Iron & Sulfur

Water traveling through the ground can pick up minerals that become dissolved and carried in your water. In central Ontario region, this is often iron, and to a lesser degree, sulfur.

Our free water analysis will help us better determine the degree these minerals are found.

Iron is often found in many wells in our region, and depending upon the amount present, a water softener is an acceptable solution that will remove the iron. Indications of iron being present in your water are a metallic taste, and yellow to orange staining in fixtures.

In cases where there are heavy amounts of iron present, the introduction of an iron filter is a good solution as it will reduce the amount of salt your water softener uses, as well as the recharge rate.

A key indicator that you may have sulfur in your water is the ‘rotten egg’ smell. A water softener will not be effective at treating sulfur. Instead, a sulfur filter is used for lesser amounts of sulfur, and when greater amounts are present, a chlorination system is used.

Once again, you can also choose to have a water softener installed with this equipment to provide you the remarkable benefits of soft water.

Iron bacteria is another water problem that can produce a ‘rotten egg; smell, especially noticeable on the hot water side of your taps. A variety of solutions exist for it including filtration and/or chlorination.

Our free, no obligation in-home water analysis will provide you with the answers to your water problems. Contact us today to schedule yours!