There are nine different contaminates that can cause problems such as staining, taste, smell and spotting on your fixtures, laundry, and dishes. The minerals listed below are our standard mineral package. If you are wanting additional testing, ask our staff for pricing.
In order to understand your specific water conditions well enough to resolve any of these issues, it is critical that we have the water tested to see what these levels are in your specific water. These contaminates are not considered health concerns and can be treated with filtration. We offer a full line of water treatment equipment and servicing to handle most water quality issues*. We can come and take the sample and send to the lab for testing (trip charges may apply), or you can bring us a sample for us to send into the lab for testing. The lab fees are generally $85.00 for these tests to be completed.
Here is the break down of testing done through our Mineral water sample:
|Tannins:||Tannins are an organic chemical found in plants. They can turn your water to an iced tea color and leave light staining. They also can affect the taste of food and beverages.|
|Manganese:||Manganese is a huge nuisance and even in low levels it will cause Staining of household fixtures, discolored water and dark scale in pipes and water heaters. Manganese will give water an unusual taste and odor described as "musty" or "metallic".|
|Iron:||Although iron is a necessary metal for human growth, it will also cause staining at low levels. Staining and water color could be red, brown or orange and give the water a foul taste and smell.|
|Turbidity:||Suspended matter in water including mud, clay, silt and sand can ruin seats, seals and moving parts in appliances.|
|PH:||The PH in your water is a measurement of the degree of acidity or alkalinity. Low PH can cause blue to green stains on metal surfaces and can eat metal pipes. Generally for potable water, a PH between 7 & 8.5 is desirable.|
|Hardness:||Hardness will cause scale build up in pipes and water heaters causing soap curd on fixtures, tile, dishes, laundry and leave your freshly washed car spotty. Also, the harder your water is the more soap you need to use for cleaning.|
Our experienced service technicians can work on and repair the brands we install. In addition, we offer a maintenance service route on our equipment. As a route customer you will receive regular maintenance on your system. Doing so, you will extend the longevity of your investment with proper care that Arcadia Drilling offers.
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*Arcadia Drilling does not guarantee to treat all types of water. If Iron Bacteria is present this may preclude us from offering our services.