Water quality varies from not just one area to the next, but even neighboring homes can have very different water quality, especially when they source from wells. However, some areas have consistent water issues that we see in almost every home or business, and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania is one such area.
Southern Chester County is a great area for water because there is so much of it! Homeowners and businesses usually do not have to worry about running out of water. But we have served many thousands of homes and businesses in Southern Chester County and these are two water issues we see in most cases.
We often see water with a low pH in Southern Chester County, which makes the water acidic and corrosive. Acidic water can leach metals from pipes and fixtures, such as copper, lead and zinc. It can also damage metal pipes and cause aesthetic problems, such as a metallic or sour taste, laundry staining or blue-green stains in sinks and drains. We often get calls from homeowners in the area when a handle falls off or there is another appliance breakdown due to low pH.
Metals in your water can stain your appliances like your sink, bathtub, or toilet. In Southern Chester County we see high iron and manganese, which makes the water cloudy and leaves orange or brown stains on your fixtures. These stains will appear on the areas you use most often such as your sink, bathtub, dishwasher and washing machine, or laundry. The contaminants in your water will affect the appliances and fixtures through your entire home or office, not just one faucet. To fix an issue like this, you would need a whole system treatment since it is more than one area that is stained or discolored.
Most of the calls we receive from the area are one of these issues after the damage is done. If you see any of these signs, you need to address your water quality issues. But don’t wait until there’s a noticeable problem, such as staining or damage to an appliance, or until someone gets sick and becomes more sensitive to water quality issues. We encourage all homeowners to be proactive in having their water tested regularly, and treated accordingly. This helps to prevent problems before they grow and cost more to fix.
Contact us today if you have concerns about your water’s pH levels or iron content!