There is nothing more refreshing than a cool, crisp glass of water. Unfortunately, many households experience brown, sediment-filled tap water that is unpleasant to look at and drink. Brown, metallic-tasting water is usually a sign of excessive iron in your water supply. Today we will discuss negative consequences that come with iron in your water, and how Advanced Water Softening can help!
Iron Alters the Taste of Water and Food
Taking a sip of iron-filled drinking water is not a refreshing experience. Iron in drinking water makes it taste metallic or dirty. Making coffee, tea, and other beverages with iron-containing water will cause your drink to turn an inky black color. Preparing vegetables with water tainted from iron will also leave you with unappealing, dark vegetables for lunch or dinner.
Iron Leaves Stains on Fixtures and Laundry
Water that is high in iron looks and tastes unpleasant. Additionally, it can leave stains on fabrics and household fixtures. Iron in water can cause your clothes and bedding to turn into a dark yellow or brown color that is difficult to remove. Household fixtures like sinks, faucets, bathtubs, and showerheads can also become rust-stained or covered in unsightly yellow residue.
Iron Allows Bacteria to Grow and Thrive
Although iron in water itself isn’t necessarily hazardous to health, excessive iron in water can allow iron bacteria to colonize and wreak havoc on your water system. Iron bacteria uses iron to survive and reproduce. Further, it leaves behind a nasty slime or sludge that can clog your pipes and leave behind a nauseating odor. Clogged pipes can lead to pipe damage and household appliance issues, leaving you with costly repairs.
Find iron bacteria in soil and groundwater, and it’s not dangerous on its own. Unfortunately, iron and iron bacteria indicates that your water system is vulnerable. Then, it lets in other, more malicious strains of bacteria that impacts your health and safety.
How Advanced Water Softening Can Help You Remove Iron
The experts at Advanced Water Softening have been in the business of giving New Jersey residents clean, great-tasting water since 1976. We have seen every kind of water problem you can imagine. Thus, we know how to create efficient, comprehensive solutions to all of your water problems. We offer free, no-contact water testing to help us determine what contaminants are present in your water. From there, we will work with you to establish the most cost-effective option available to give you and your family pure, refreshing water in no time. Advanced Water Softening also offers 24/7 water emergency care, so you can rest easy knowing that we have your back whenever you need us.
When it comes to excessive iron, a proper water softening system can remove most of the iron in a water supply. Our water softening systems are safe and efficient. Indeed, they use as little salt and water as possible to save you money and help the environment. We also carry Rust Out Salts that are specifically formulated to combat iron in water to give you clear water that tastes fresh and clean and doesn’t stain fabrics or fixtures.
We believe everyone deserves access to clean and safe water. Thus, we do everything we can to provide affordable products and services. If you are interested in purchasing one of our water systems, please contact us today, and check out our sales page for our current coupons and deals.