3-Steps To Great Water In Your Home Or Business

Step #1: Testing Your Water

The first step towards having great water in your home or office is to identify everything that is in your water by testing a sample of it. There are a few testing options available to you listed below:

  • Local Government Labs
  • Local Private Labs
  • Water Testing Kits

We realize these methods can be expensive and time-consuming, so Blue Ridge Water Experts offers free water testing to all of it’s customers. It’s quick and easy. If you’re interested, click the button below to contact us:

Step #2: Determine Which Water Treatment System(s) You Need

Once you have your water test results a custom water treatment system can be assembled to remove the things in your water that shouldn’t be there. Each problem element in your water requires a unique system component in order to remove it.

The following list shows some common water problems, causes, and cures. If at any point you’d like one of our water treatment experts to assist you with this process, feel free to contact one at 506-260-6029 or by using any other method on our contact page by clicking here.

ProblemSymptomCauseTreatment
HardnessSoap curd & lime scum in bath, white scale in pipesExcessive magnesium & calcium saltsWater softener (cationic ion exchanger)
GrittinessFeels abrasive when washing, leaves residual in bathSilt passing through well screenSand trap, membrane filtration
OdorGrassy or mustyOrganic matterActivated carbon filtration
Odor/TasteChlorineExcessive chlorinationActivated carbon filtration
OdorRotten eggHydrogen SulfideManganese greensand, chlorination, aeration
OdorRotten eggSulfate bacteriaDisinfect pipe system
OdorChemical (phenol)Industrial waste seeping into water supplyStop seepage, Activated carbon filtration
TasteSalty or brackishHigh sodium or magnesium contentCation/anion exchange, reverse osmosis, distillation
TasteMetallicLow pHAcid neutralization
TasteMetallicHigh iron contentOxidation & filtration
Corrosion of Stainless SteelBlackening or pitting of sinks and dishwashersExcessive chloride contentReverse osmosis
TurbidityMud, silt, claySuspended matter in water supplySediment Filtration
Acidic waterGreen stains on plumbing fixturesLow pH reacting with copper & brass piping, fittingsAcid neutralization
Red waterStains dishes and laundryDissolved ironOxidation & filtration
Red waterRed sediment when water is left standingPrecipitation ironFiltration
Red waterRed color even after water is left standing for 24 hoursColloidal ironOxidation & filtration
Milky waterCloudiness when drawnEntrained air from faulty pumpWater will clear quickly
Milky waterCloudiness when drawnSludge pickup in hot water heaterClean heater periodically
Milky waterCloudiness when drawnMethane gasAeration with proper venting (volatile gas)
FluoridesYellowish, mottled teeth in childrenExcessive fluorideActivated alumina, reverse osmosis, deionization, distillation
Heavy metalsNo color, taste or odor signs. May effect healthProducts from corrosion, industrial wasteSoftening, deionization, reverse osmosis
NitratesNo color, taste or odor signs. Potential health hazard for infantsHuman/animal waste & fertilizers seeping into water supplyAnionic ion exchange, reverse osmosis, distillation, deionization
Pesticides & HerbicidesChemical tasteExcessive agricultural spray applicationsActivated carbon filtration
Radioactive contaminantsNo color, taste or odor signs. Potential health riskRadon gasAeration at faucet, carbon absorption
Radioactive contaminantsNo color, taste or odor signs. Potential health riskNatural radium radioactivity, atmospheric fallout, nuclear wasteWater softening, deionization, reverse osmosis

Step #3: Installing Your Water Treatment System

After you or one of our water treatment experts has identified the correct system to treat your water the next step is to purchase the equipment and arrange for installation.

Located in Fredericton, Blue Ridge Water Experts provides professional installation and maintenance services to homes and businesses throughout New Brunswick. We guarantee the lowest price on your water treatment system by matching any competing price quotes.

Water treatment systems can have a wide price-range depending on what is necessary to treat your particular water issue(s). We provide financing that can be applied for, and approved, online in minutes by clicking here. Currently we are offering 12 equal payments with 0% interest financing.

If you would like to contact us to arrange the purchasing and installation of your water treatment system, press the button below.

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