Signs You Have Corrosive Water

What if we were to tell you that, although it tastes fine and seems safe, your water may be corrosive? You may wonder, “How could that be?” In reality, corrosive water isn’t bad because of the water itself — it’s the particles and pH that really cause the problems.

Since it’s not that easy to physically tell if you have this issue, keep an eye out for these signs you have corrosive water.

You Use a Well System

While this isn’t the case for every home, if your home uses well water, you may have corrosive water. Well water tends to have a low pH balance that can corrode the insides of your pipes and cause a number of other issues. If you’re unsure if your water supply is harmful to your plumbing, you can always have it tested.

You See Blue/Green Stains

The low acidity of corrosive water can leave unsightly blue and green stains on your pipes, faucets, toilet bowls, sinks, showers, and more. While you may be able to remove these stains temporarily, the only way you’ll rid yourself of them for good is by treating your corrosive water.

Your Water Tastes Metallic

If corrosive water is flowing through your pipes, don’t be surprised if your water has a metallic taste to it, especially when you first turn on the faucet in the morning. That taste is likely coming from the tiny metal particles that broke off from the inside of your pipes and are now flowing through your water supply.

You Have Little Leaks All the Time

As more metal starts to wear away from the inside of your plumbing, your pipes can develop small holes and leaks. Not only will you have to repair or replace the pipe, but if you don’t do anything about your water, the leaks will just keep appearing in other spots in your home.

At Aquarius Water Conditioning, we can perform a free water analysis and install a water filtration system best suited for your home’s needs. For the best drinking water in Minnesota and Wisconsin, give us a call at 888-741-9025.

Laura Schara

Kinetico is an essential part of my home because I care about my health.  Kinetico K5 drinking system removes 99% of contaminants, including chlorine, out of my drinking water.  Not only can I taste the difference, but I feel good knowing that I am only consuming clean pure water.  When you have kinetico, less plastic water bottles are used, which is beneficial to our environment.  

Laura Schara

MN Bound