Does your water have a bad taste or odor to it? Are you seeing more soap scum accumulate in your shower or bath? These are signs that your water has impurities, minerals, and other contaminants in it. Beyond H2O can help you identify if your water has problems and provide you with purification solutions that will improve your health and your lifestyle.
With the presence of calcium, magnesium, and other divalent and trivalent metallic elements in your water, it makes it hard to wash your clothes, dishes, or yourself. The deposits prevent soap from lathering, creating an insoluble "soap scum" in the water as well as hardness scale on cooking pans. This scaling also occurs in pipes and water heaters, creating numerous problems in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry.
Iron is a common element in groundwater, ranging from .01 to 10.0 parts per million (ppm). Iron levels above .03ppm in your water can cause staining of your laundry and plumbing fixtures because of oxidation and precipitation of ferric hydroxide and ferric iron into small iron particles. High iron levels in your water can also cause your water to have a metallic or distorted flavor.
This is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a solution, measured on the pH scale ranging from 0 (most acidic) to 14 (most alkaline). 7.0 on the pH scale is neutral. If your water is too alkaline or acidic, it may cause health problems. Acidic water may also lead to corroding pipes and fixtures in your home.
If there is a "rotten egg" smell or taste to your water, you have a hydrogen sulfide problem with your water. This can also corrode and tarnish copper and silverware. It can also release a black substance that stains your laundry and porcelain.
Some bacteria are non-pathogenic while others can cause serious harm to your health and well-being. Bacteria can come from a number of sources, including agricultural runoff, septic leakage, or something produced by natural means.