Common Home Water Problems

Sep 28, 2020 | News and Updates, Water Treatment

When it comes to the drinking water in your home, a number of problems can arise. Water problems are often revealed in ways that are easy to see, taste or smell. Some are not as easily detectable, such as bacterial contamination that can make you sick. Determining the problem is the first step in ensuring you get the right type of water treatment device.

Most water problems can be taken care of with one or a combination of the following:

  • Water Softener
  • Sanitizer
  • Ultra Violet Light
  • Reverse Osmosis System
  • Everpure System

Typically, a Water Softener or Water Sanitizer® will cure the vast majority of problems. However, many homeowners may want “Bottled Water Quality” and that is where the Reverse Osmosis, Ultra Violet Systems & Everpure will enter the picture.

Problem Cause Solution
Bathtub Ring
Streaky Glassware
Scale Deposits on pots
Pipes clogged
Increased plumbing problems
Hard Water – calcium & magnesium Water Softener
A red, orange or brown stain in sinks, toilets and tubs. Metallic taste High Iron content Sanitizer®
Red Slime in toilet tank Iron Bacteria Sanitizer®
Sink, tub & toilet stained brownish black High Manganese level Sanitizer®
Pipes and metals corroding Acidity Sanitizer®
“Rotten Egg” smell
Silverware tarnished
Metals corrode
Hydrogen Sulfide gas in water Sanitizer® or Aeration System
Bad Taste High Mineral Content or Chemical Contaminant Reverse Osmosis or Sanitizer® or Everpure
Water looks dirty, muddy colored Turbidity Sanitizer® or Everpure
Bacteria Contaminants Reverse Osmosis or Everpure
PCB’s, MTBE, Nitrates Contaminants Reverse Osmosis or Everpure

As you can see, there are many problems that your water may encounter. Each problem may require a different solution. Our Home Comfort Experts are trained to give you the water solution that is best for you.

Go Green Express Home Services provide residential and commercial water treatment services to Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam County, New York.