What’s In Your Water?

Whether you’re supplying water for a home, restaurant, or an entire city, there are many contaminants to consider a concern for various reasons. Here are some examples of common problem causers that we can test for and help your facility prevent.

Iron and Manganese Staining
Anytime water passes over a mineral consistently, it will dissolve the mineral and move it along with all of the remaining particles. Most commonly, those minerals are iron and manganese.This causes those ugly rust-orange and black stains, most commonly found on bathtubs, sinks, and down the edge of large tanks.

Blue-Green Staining (Low pH)
That’s not soap residue on your pipes; that green halo around drains and welds is a surefire sign of low pH in your water.

Bacteria and Viruses
The most frightening of water contaminants is of course bacteria and viruses. Even if your water is not meant to be potable, any contact made with humans or animals should be considered in public health assessments. You can read more about these in our Waterborne Pathogens blog. [link]

While chlorine certainly has it’s place in public health needs, it can damage biological tissues as well as rubber seals.

Hard Water (Calcium, Magnesium, Iron)
This is a well-known issue for homeowners, in particular. Not only can this build up cause skin problems and spotty glassware, but appliances, machinery, and equipment using hard water will need consistent maintenance and replacements due to the damage done by hard water deposits.

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