Common Water Quality Problems

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If You’re Worried about the Quality of Your Water, Talk to a Specialist.

Water isn’t supposed to look yellow, right? No! Not all water contaminants are as simple to spot though. Thankfully, there are ways to help you safeguard your water supply from potentially dangerous particles. Here are a few common water quality problems, plus ways you can fix them.

Dirt and Organic Matter

These contaminants are usually the easiest to spot. Dirt and corroded metals (like iron) often leave brown or red stains around your sink and tub. Sand and silt can also leave a sludge in your water supply. Besides looking nasty, dirt and organic particles (algae) can clog of your pipes and faucets. To get your pipes clean again, talk to your plumber about scheduling chlorine or another chemical treatment.


We’re not talking about the chlorine used to treat your water. Chemicals like fluoride and sulfates can contaminate your water supply and endanger your health if left untreated. These chemicals often leave a foggy texture in your water. Sulfates are especially noticeable with a smell like rotten eggs. A reverse osmosis filter is especially useful for targeting these sorts of chemicals, but make sure you talk to a water treatment specialist (or your plumber) first.


Biological contaminants can be much more difficult to spot. While some may give off a strange taste, many germs, harmful bacteria, and viruses are simply undetectable without special equipment. Chlorine treatment, and ozone filters, or carbon filtration can eliminate many of these hazards.

If you’re concerned about the quality of your home’s water, why wait to get your peace of mind back? Talk to a treatment specialist about addressing your water quality problems. For more information, give us a call at(817) 727-4957.