Living in rural parts of the country, wells are often the only sources of clean water. Unfortunately, these supplies are often riddled with unwanted pollutants that can turn your water acidic. At Tri-County Water Services, we offer a wide range of water treatment solutions to help you tap into cleaner, safer drinking water. In this article, we discuss the benefits of installing an acid neutralizer for well water.
For more than 18 years, our team has helped homeowners improve the quality of their water supplies. We also offer a range of electrical services including generator installations, electrical panel upgrades, and rewiring. Call us today at 610-857-1740 to find out more.
What Is an Acid Neutralizer?
Acidic water poses a serious threat to your plumbing and fixtures. Tests have shown that this low-pH supply can accelerate corrosion causing leaks and leading to increased levels of metals such as lead and copper in your drinking water.
An acid neutralizer filtration system addresses these issues by balancing your supply’s pH. Installed at the point where water first enters your home, this system employs a filtration media (such as calcium carbonate) to increase your water’s pH and reduce its acidity.
Do I Need an Acid Neutralizer for Well Water?
Yes and no. Most wells receive water from underground rivers which are often acidic. However, depending on where you live, your water may be high in alkaline, which can lead to its own set of issues.
At Tri-County Water Services, we will take samples of your well water, conduct tests to determine its contents, and give you an overview of our findings. Based on these results, we can help select the best water treatment system to improve the taste, clarity, and odor of your water supply.
If you do install an acid neutralizer, you may have to invest in a water softener, too. Why? The calcium compound used by an acid neutralizer will often be left swirling in your supply. Water containing calcium or magnesium sediments is known as “hard” water, and has been shown to damage plumbing and fixtures, lead to soap scum buildup, and smudge glass- and silverware. Speak to one of our pros to find out more about our water softener products.
Get Cleaner, Safer Water Today
At Tri-County Water Services, we will not only install your acid neutralizer, but also conduct regular maintenance to replace its media to ensure you always have access to clean water. To schedule a consultation, contact us today at 610-857-1740.