Common Water Quality Problems

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As experts in our region’s common water quality problems and solutions, we see a variety of factors that affect how your water tastes, smells and feels. Our Certified Water Professionals possess particular expertise in health issues caused by things common in NH’s water; things like arsenic and uranium. That’s why we test your water before we recommend how to treat it with a custom designed water treatment system for your specific needs.

These are the most common water problems we see and treat.

Nitrates

A natural phenomenon due to the decomposition of organic matter; can be elevated due to agricultural practices or lawn fertilization. Dangerous for babies or pregnant women, nitrates interfere with the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.

Cloudy Water

Raw water comes into your home with any number of impurities that cause turbidity. Tiny particles of clay can hang in suspension, giving the water an unpleasing cloudiness.

Chlorine Taste or Smell

The taste and smell of chlorine are unappealing and can also dry out your skin and hair. While municipalities use chlorine to disinfect the water supply, it should be filtered out before you use it to eliminate these effects.

Fluoride

A naturally ocurring mineral that is beneficial in low amounts, but causes problems at high amounts. While a small amount of flouride is beneficial to bones and teeth, an excess of flouride can cause staining of the teeth, and ultimatley skeletal flourosis, a condition with symptoms similar to arthritis.

Lead

A natural occurring metal which contributes to kidney failure, stunting growth in children, swelling in organs and nervous system damage. Lead rarely occurs naturally in water as it usually gets into water from the delivery system; lead pipes, brass fittings or old fixtures.

*Lead is not a common water problem we normally see in New Hampshire, but with the recent lead scare in Flint, Michigan we wanted our customers to be informed. Read more on our blog.

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