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Common Water Problems

Chlorine & Chloramines
Chlorine is a popular disinfectant used by most municipal water treatment facilities in the United States. Although Chlorine is a very efficient way to kill harmful bacteria, it does have a few drawbacks. Not only does it taste and smell bad, it can dry out your skin, fade your clothing, and dry out rubber seals in your appliances.

See: Economy Upflow, TFC Reverse Osmosis, Whole House (300 Series)

Sulfur Gas (H2S)
Hydrogen sulfide is a corrosive gas that has the characteristic odor of rotten eggs. It can affect the taste of your food and accelerate corrosion on metal faucets & plumbing.

See: 360 Series Single Tank Aeration Filter, Iron & Sulfur Treatment (Clearion 300HD), Iron & Sulfur Treatment (Clearion 300HD-AP)

Iron & Manganese Staining
Iron or manganese can cause rusty-orange or black staining on your clothes, fixtures, sinks, tubs, or toilets. These stains are very hard to remove & are unsightly.

See: 360 Series Single Tank Aeration Filter, Iron & Sulfur Treatment (Clearion 300HD), Iron & Sulfur Treatment (Clearion 300HD-AP)

Bacteria & Viruses
Microorganisms and other bacteria can thrive in moist and dark environments. These contaminants can survive for months in water, fixtures, or plumbing.

See: "UV" Series Ultraviolet System

Hardness
Hard water is a combination of dissolved calcium & magnesium. These minerals cause soap scum and water spots on water fixtures. Hard water can greatly shorten the life span of common appliances. With hard water, it is very common to need 20%-30% more energy to heat water and 3 to 4 times more soaps & detergents are needed for cleaning/laundry.

See: Alternating Twin Demand, Cabinet Softener (300 Series), City Softener (300 Series), High Capacity (300 Series), Tannin-Hardness System (300 Series), Two Tank (300 Series)

Acidic Water (Low pH)
Acidic water will cause corrosion of metallic plumbing fixtures & piping. A common symptom of acidic water is blue/green staining of fixtures & laundry with copper plumbing systems.

See: Economy Upflow, Whole House (300 Series)