Problems with tap water

Do you live in an area where boil water notices are often issued? Did you know that by the time the notice is given, you have already been consuming this contaminated water for a few hours?

MAIN CAUSE:
Contaminated water is caused when leaks in the city’s water pipes allow bacteria to get into your drinking water.

TREATMENT:
Installing a reverse osmosis system to your sink or using a UV light treatment can solve this problem. Thus, you can safely drink your water, even during boil water notices.

EFFECTS ON HEALTH: 
Drinking contaminated water can lead to gastroenteritis, diarrhea, intestinal cramps, vomiting, etc.

Does your water smell or taste bad? This could result from several possible causes. A water analysis will allow us to offer a solution tailored to your situation.

 

MAIN CAUSES:

Your water smells like chlorine: The chemicals municipalities add to the water cause this smell.

Your water smells like rotten eggs: Sulfur (sulfur water), a chemical compound that seeps into your water, is probably present.

Your water has a musty or earthy smell: It probably has a high TDS concentration, meaning that there is a high concentration of dissolved substances in the water (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, carbonate, nitrate, bicarbonate, chlorides and sulfates). This is common with shallow and artesian wells.

Your water has a chemical smell and taste: Iron (ferrous water), pesticides, chemicals, etc. may be in the water.

Your water has a bitter, salty or metallic taste: It probably has a high TDS concentration, meaning that there is a high concentration of dissolved substances in the water (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, carbonate, nitrate, bicarbonate, chlorides and sulfates).

 

TREATMENT:

The treatment for your situation will be personalized depending on the problem. For example, specialized oxidizing filters can remove sulfur or iron from water, while reverse osmosis systems can eliminate pesticides, TDS or chemicals.

 

EFFECTS ON HEALTH:

Because our bodies require the purest water possible, consuming contaminated water can negatively affect your health. For example, long-term consumption of sulfur water can cause nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, etc. Consuming water with a high TDS concentration is particularly harmful for those with hypertension as it contributes to joint calcification.

Do your clothes come out of the wash covered in stains? This could result from several possible causes. A water analysis will allow us to find the right solution for you.

MAIN CAUSES:
Iron or manganese can cause dirty water or stain your clothes. Your water may also be very hard or have a high TDS concentration, meaning that there is a high concentration of dissolved substances in the water (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, carbonate, nitrate, bicarbonate, chlorides and sulfates).

TREATMENT:
A water analysis will let us know exactly what solution to offer. As a general rule, iron and manganese require specialized filters, hard water requires a water softener and TDS requires treatment with a reverse osmosis system.

THE CONSEQUENCE OF NOT TREATING YOUR WATER:
In the medium term, these contaminants in your water will shorten the service life of your appliances.

Do your faucets clog and only provide a trickle of water? Minerals have probably accumulated at the spout.

MAIN CAUSES:
This problem is usually caused by hard water or water with a high TDS concentration, meaning that there is a high concentration of dissolved substances in the water (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, carbonate, nitrate, bicarbonate, chlorides and sulfates).

TREATMENT :
A water analysis will let us determine what solution is best for your problem. As a general rule, hard water requires a softener while a high concentration of TDS requires treatment with a reverse osmosis system.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TREATING YOUR WATER: 
Repairs and valve changes can be surprisingly expensive. Avoid these problems with an appropriate filtration system.