How Do I Know I Have a Water Quality Problem?

Water factors into so much of our lives—that’s why we’re so passionate about fixing it!

We often talk a lot about what causes poor water quality, usually from a whole heap of chemicals, minerals and other contaminants that make their way into your water in one way or another.

From the moment we wake up and brush our teeth and splash water on our faces, to our morning coffee, to our hydration throughout the day, to cooking dinner and doing dishes, to laundry, showering and flushing the toilet, we are interacting with water during much of our waking lives.

And that’s not all. Even when we don’t know it, water is seeping through our pipes, creeping into our appliances, and dripping its way through our entire house.

Long story short, problem water can cause a lot of havoc.

On the bright side, improving our water can improve our lives in unending ways!

But discovering you have a problem is the first step. So how do you know you have a water quality problem?

Where to Check Water Quality

Like we said, your water goes everywhere. So there are plenty of places to look for water quality problems. There are two major categories of water quality problems: problems with your home, and problems with yourself.

Where to check for water quality problems with your home:

  • Faucets and spigots
  • Tile, sinks, tubs and basins
  • Appliances, including dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, coffeemaker
  • Dishes, glasses, pots, pans and silverware
  • Laundry

Where to check for water quality problems with yourself:

  • The water’s flavor
  • Scent
  • Your skin
  • Hair/scalp
  • Soap

What Water Quality Problems Should I Be Looking For?

The signs of water quality issues can appear in multiple places at once. For instance, stains appearing in your sink may also show up on your clothes, because the sediment deposits will affect your faucets as well as your washing machine. And a bad small will probably also indicate a bad flavor. Here are some of the more obvious issues to look for.

  • Chlorine smell
  • Rotten egg smell
  • Reluctance to drink tap water
  • Funny-tasting coffee and other homemade beverages
  • Dry, itchy skin and scalp
  • Dry, brittle hair
  • Soap that won’t lather
  • Rust stains
  • Poorly flowing faucets and shower heads
  • Deposits on glasses and silverware
  • Rough, dingy clothes

What Can I Do About Home Water Quality in Sarasota-Manatee?

So yes, poor water quality in Sarasota and Manatee counties can cause a whole lot of problems. The good news? Healthy Water can fix all of them, and usually in a single afternoon!

Putting aside all the scientific explanations, a home water treatment system can fix all of these problems at once—so long as it’s been properly selected, installed, calibrated and maintained.

So how do we choose the right system to fix your specific problems? Well, for one thing, we’re very familiar with all the issues we’ve already mentioned in this blog. So we know what to look for.

But even better, our first step to treating your water is to perform a thorough water test to see what we’re actually dealing with. In the end, this isn’t guesswork; it’s science.

And Healthy Water science is what can fix it.


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