Water Softeners and Water Treatment in the Alexandria Lake Area
When it comes to water softening and water treatment in the Alexandria Area, Aquarius Water Conditioning has addressed a wide range of impurities, including water hardness, iron, manganese, and arsenic.
We don’t simply throw a one-size-fits-all solution to every problem and hope it works. Our focus is on quality, which starts with our free in-home water analysis to identify what is coming out of your tap. Below you’ll find some of the most common water issues we find in the Alexandria area, and why they’re troublesome.
Aquarius Water Conditioning
419 N Nokomis Street – Suite 101
Alexandria, MN 56308
Dealing with Hard Water
Hard water is the most common nuisance for home and business owners. It impacts everything in your home, from the efficiency of your appliances to your own skin and hair. While hard water may not have an undesirable taste, the dense amount of dissolved minerals in hard water can wreak havoc upon your pipes and appliances while leaving behind an annoying residue.
- Notice your clothes fading with every wash?
- How about stains on your dishes, or in your sinks, toilets and tubs?
- Are your appliances not working as efficiently as they used to?
- Is your skin dry and your hair brittle no matter how many times you change soap and shampoos?
If so, you likely have a hard water problem. With a quick in-home water test, Aquarius can pinpoint what is causing your water problems and offer the perfect water softening or purification solution.
The Challenge of Iron and Manganese
Iron and manganese are two common metals found in the water of many US homes. However in the Alexandria lakes area we have a higher saturation than most area. Unlike some contaminants, you can see and taste them. Streaks of muddy, brown stains will appear around your tap and in your sink and tub. Your water, too, will carry a metallic flavor, similar to the taste that lingers on your tongue after you’ve bit your lip.
Depending on whether or not the iron and manganese in your water has oxidized, you may be able to see the particles with the naked eye. In low quantities, metal isn’t harmful to humans. However, we can’t say the same for your appliances and pipes at home.
Metal can buildup in your pipes, reducing water flow and causing damage through corrosion and rust. Not only is this a nuisance, this can lead to costly repairs that you could have avoided through water filtration.
With Aquarius Water Conditioning’s Kinetico Water Filtration options, we can take away the metallic taste that reduces the quality of your food and drinks and eliminate the nasty, brown stains left behind by your water’s contaminants.
Arsenic in Your Water
Arsenic is a common problem in Minnesota waters. It sounds terrifying. After all, arsenic is toxic… right?
The truth is that it depends on how much you are exposed to, and for how long. Arsenic is a naturally occurring metalloid found in rocks and soil that can dissolve and make its way into your water supply.
We see it most often in well water, since the source comes from natural groundwater. The Minnesota Department of Health states that existing monitoring data has shown approximately 10% of all Minnesota wells contain natural arsenic levels of at least 10 micrograms per liter.
To be lethal, a person must ingest anywhere between 70,000 to 180,000 micrograms of arsenic in a single dose. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t long-term effects due to drinking water contaminated with arsenic, even if it is in small doses.
Health problems generated from long-term consumption of arsenic include:
High blood pressure
Nervous system problems
Reduced intelligence in children
Increased risk of cancer
The level of risk varies from individual to individual, but effects like these take years to develop. It’s best to avoid exposure to arsenic when possible.
We Have Solutions for All of the Alexandria, MN Area’s Water Problems
Whether your home is dealing with hard water, soft water, iron, manganese, arsenic, or other contaminants, Aquarius Water Conditioning can help. Our focus is on identifying and treating your specific water needs.
Want to know more? We offer free in-home water analysis and quotes. Simply fill out an online form to get started!
Our Alexandria office proudly serves the following communities in Minnesota
Don’t see your town listed? Give us a call, chances are we serve your area as well.
- Battle Lake
- Deer Creek
- Fergus Falls
- Glenwood (county seat)
- Long Beach
- New York Mills
- Parkers Prairie
- Pelican Rapids