Signs Your Home's Water Needs to Be Treated

4 Signs You Need a Home Water Treatment System

While most people think their water is clear, tasteless, and perfectly safe, sometimes it can contain bacteria and sediment that is harmful to our health and our plumbing. So how can you tell? If you notice any of the following warning signs regarding your water supply, you might want to consider having a home water treatment system installed.

It Has a Bad Taste

One of the first noticeable signs your water needs to be treated is that the water tastes bad. Typically, waster is tasteless unless it has added minerals in it. Still, you’ll be quick to note of any unpleasant tastes with your tap water. This could be a metallic, bitter, salty, or off-putting taste. If your tap water suddenly tastes bad, call a reputable water specialist to check out your system immediately.

It Has an Odor

Another telltale sign of needing to get your water treated is if the water smells bad. Water is odorless unless it is contaminated with something. Your water could have a rotten egg smell, which would indicate a high level of hydrogen sulfide gas. Your water could also smell like sewage, chlorine bleach, organic matter, and metal, which could indicate bacterial breakdown or decaying matter in the water system.

There’s Buildup Around Plumbing Fixtures

Additionally, you might notice a crusty white substance on your faucets and showerheads. This is caused by hard water, which is a buildup of concentrated minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. Hard water residue buildups like these can be extremely difficult to remove. If you see mineral deposits on your plumbing fixtures, soap scum in sinks, tubs, and showers, weak water pressure, and stains on your dishes and laundry, you likely have hard water.

It Causes Health Issues

Lastly, while this might be harder to detect, it’s still one of the most important signs to look for. Untreated water can lead to stomach illnesses, like diarrhea, cramps, and nausea. Clean water does not make you sick, and if you notice yours does, then call a water treatment specialist immediately.

Fortunately, at Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, we specialize in commercial and home water treatment systems in the Yuba City, Chico, Colusa, and Sacramento areas. We’re prepared to handle any water treatment issues, like hard water, stains, tastes, odors, and bacteria. Schedule an appointment with us today.