What’s in Charlottesville’s Water?
Homeowners in Charlottesville, Virginia and its surrounding areas often notice that their water causes blue-green or cloudy staining on fixtures, discoloration, and has a generally poor, metallic taste.
Staining on Fixtures and Surfaces
Depending if the water supply is from a private well or a municipality/city, homeowners in the Charlottesville area will see different kinds of staining. Whether blue, green staining or white chalk buildup, the water supply can cause staining on:
- Sinks, tubs, faucets, and toilets
- Shower Heads and shower doors
- Glassware and dishes
General Poor Tasting Water
In addition to the metallic taste, residents of Charlottesville and the surrounding note that their home’s drinking water generally has a poor taste. The minerals and pesticides that are found in the water supply can drastically affect the taste and smell of drinking water, ultimately changing the taste of your coffee, tea, and cooking.
Risks for Long-Term Consumption of Water with Low pH Levels
Depending on your home’s water supply, some homeowners in Charlottesville and the surrounding area may notice blue-green staining on plumbing and fixtures. This is typically caused by low pH levels. The lower your pH levels are, the more corrosive it is. When low pH water flows through your copper pipes, it can cause certain metals (like copper) to leach into your drinking water. This corrosive water mix with hard water minerals can cause a blue-green scale build-up, making it virtually hard to remove. This low pH water can also give a bitter taste.
Does Your Home Need a Water Treatment System?
Water quality issues vary significantly throughout Virginia; however, problems can even vary throughout the same city or municipality. To learn more about your municipality’s drinking water quality, review your local water quality report.
When you are ready to learn more about your home or business’ water quality, contact us for a free in-home water analysis and we’ll tell you exactly what’s in your water. Our Water Specialist can measure your water’s level of acidity and well as identify other contaminants in order to offer a wide range of solutions to fit your needs.
Charlottesville, VA Clearwater Systems
Charlottesville, VA. 22901
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Charlottesville, VA Drinking Water and Water Treatment Services
Visit our Charlottesville, Virginia store to speak with one of our expert water treatment specialists to learn more about the latest technology in water purification. We will be happy to answer any of your questions, perform a free water analysis on your home’s water or help you find the right water softener system for your home or business.
- Full-service water treatment
- Reverse osmosis drinking water systems
- Iron filters
- Kinetico salt-free water softener and filtration systems
- Water testing
- Indoor technical service and product information
- Place service and delivery orders
Free Water Analysis in Charlottesville, VA
In order to make sure you are getting the right water treatment system to fit your needs, we recommend getting your water tested to find out will be best for your home’s water.
Contact us today to schedule your free water analysis.