IT’S ONE THING TO HAVE THE QUALITY OF WATER YOU WANT IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS……… IT’S EVEN BETTER WHEN YOU KNOW ALL THE THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH IT!!! We put this page here so we can share with you some of the wonderful things we have found that you can do with different types of water. We hope you enjoy the ideas and share them, and us, with your friends and family. WATER IDEA #1: Put purified water from your Reverse Osmosis or LINX unit in a spray bottle and use it to help make it easier to run a comb through your hair after washing.
Questions & Answers
Red / Orange stains may be caused by Iron in the water. Iron is found in natural deposits and can cause many problems for anyone using water that has a high content of it. Iron may cause ugly stains that are difficult to remove. Alan’s Insights: Iron in the water can be extremely troublesome. The staining can absolutely destroy the things in your home. Iron can be removed by several different methods depending upon the severity of the problem. A water softener will catch some Iron as a part of the ion exchange process which will cause the Iron to attach to the resin. This is very limited and it is difficult for the sodium to remove the Iron during regeneration. If you are using a water softener to remove Iron you would want to clean the resin bed frequently with a resin bed cleaner designed for the purpose. For more severe Iron problems a more intense treatment is required. Chlorine can be used to oxidize the Iron. There are also many types of coated sands and media designed for the purpose of removing Iron from the water. My favorite, of course is our own Aquadizer . We put together all the best known technologies and created a machine that is fully adaptable to almost any well water problem. For help with this problem call us at 512-756-7710 or email us at [email protected] Alan’s insights are observations made by Alan over decades of experience but are in no way intended to diagnose a specific problem. Every water system challenge is unique in it’s own way and a licensed professional should always be consulted before applying any treatment option.
Grey stains indicate a very high Total Dissolved Solids count or possibly a high concentration of Aluminum. The Total Dissolved Solids can be anything the water has dissolved into itself. The Aluminum can come from a natural deposit or Alum coagulation treatment of the water. For help with this problem call us at 512-756-7710 or email us at [email protected]
Dark Brown / Black stains indicate the presence of Manganese in your water. Manganese is picked up by the water from natural deposits. The longer the situation is left unchecked, the worse the stains get untill they are almost impossible to get off. For help with this problem call us at 512-756-7710 or email us at [email protected]
Reddish to Brown stains may be caused by Iron and or Tannins in the water. Iron is found in natural deposits and can cause many problems for anyone using water that has a high content of it. Tannins are produced by decaying organic matter and cause a dark color in the water making it look like tea. Both of these cause ugly stains that are difficult to remove. For help with this problem call us at 512-756-7710 or email us at [email protected]
Blue / Green stains indicate the presence of Copper in the water. Water picks up Copper from natural deposits, industrial processes, wood preservatives, and plumbing. A potential health effect from ingesting water with excess Copper is gastrointestinal irritation. Alan’s Insights : Most of the blue/green stains we see are caused by the water leeching the copper from the pipes in the home. This can happen because the pH of the water is too low (or too acidic), the water contains a chemical such as ammonia or chloramines that simply dissolve the copper, the water is under the influence of an electrical charge which causes electrolysis which decomposes the copper or other metal, excess dissolved oxygen in the water which reacts with carbon dioxide to release copper ions into the water, or excessive water movement such as may be found with a hot water re-circulation pump which literally wears the copper pipe out by the forces of friction. Contrary to what we often hear, this is not the result of having a water softener. Some people believe a water softener makes the water aggressive. However, anyone who understands how a water softener works knows this cannot be the case. A water softener works using ion exchange which means it swaps one type of ion for another type of ion. This action leaves the water the same balance it was before. The reason this old tale lives on is most likely that the softened water does not create scale in the pipe any longer. This may even allow the scale that had previously formed to wear away, thereby exposing the pipe to the corrosive nature of the water that existed all along but only being noticed by the homeowner after the installation of the water softener. There are very effective solutions available for this type of situation. You should consult with a licensed water treatment professional to find the best solution for your particular problem. That way you can be sure to make it better and not worse. Especially with something like this you need someone with knowledge of the chemistry and not just someone with something to sell. For help with this problem call us at 512-756-7710 or email us at [email protected] Alan’s insights are observations made by Alan over decades of experience but are in no way intended to diagnose a specific problem. Every water system challenge is unique in it’s own way and a licensed professional should always be consulted before applying any treatment option.