Water Quality Quiz Step 1 of 8 12% Do you notice white, crusty buildup on sinks/faucets, shower heads and other water-using appliances?YesNoUnsure Does your skin feel dry and itchy, or does your hair feel dull and lifeless?YesNoUnsure Does your water have an odd taste (like a swimming pool) or a bad smell (like rotten eggs)?YesNoUnsure Are you concerned about contaminants in your water and what your family may be exposed to?YesNoUnsure Does your water look discolored, or do you notice yellow or red, rusty stains in toilets and sinks?YesNoUnsure Do you need extra filtration for sediment issues?YesNoUnsure Do you regularly consume bottled or filtered water?YesNoUnsure Do you notice white, crusty buildup on sinks/faucets, shower heads and other water-using appliances?HARD WATER Hard water is a very common problem that affects over 85% of households in North America. Hard water is water that has accumulated minerals like calcium and magnesium during the water cycle, and can in both well water and municipal (city) water supplies. While hard water is safe to drink, over time it can lead to inconvenient, embarrassing and costly problems like: Soap scum in sinks and bathtubs Bathtub rings Spots on dishes or shower doors Reduced foaming and cleaning abilities of soaps and detergents Dingy and yellowed clothes with soapy residues that require extra rinsing to remove Clogged pipes from buildup of minerals Increased water heating costs from buildup of minerals, reducing the efficiency of water heaters and other water using appliances Dry skin and dull, lifeless hair If you suspect that you have hard water, you can easily have it tested by an EcoWater professional. Learn more about what hard water might be doing to your home and your health , and find out how an EcoWater Water Softener or Water Refiner can help with the problems you identified.Does your skin feel dry and itchy, or does your hair feel dull and lifeless?CHLORINE & CHLORAMINES Dry skin and dull lifeless hair can be a side effect of both hard water as well as high levels of chlorine or chloramines Just like the scale build-up that forms on your shower doors, faucets and in your pipes, the minerals found in hard water (calcium and magnesium) can also build up on your skin and hair, leaving it dry and dull. Hard water can also make your soaps and shampoos less effective. High levels of chlorine can make water smell and taste bad. Chlorine is a powerful oxidant and is commonly used as a disinfectant in commercial and household sanitation, bleaching, and in maintaining swimming pools. Many municipalities add chlorine or chloramines to the water supply to disinfect it and manage bacteria levels. Chlorine, even at acceptable household levels, can contribute to dry eyes and skin irritation as well as exacerbate conditions such as eczema. Find out how an EcoWater Refiner addresses these issues and more or speak to one of our water specialists today.Does your water have an odd taste (like a swimming pool) or a bad smell (like rotten eggs)?SULFUR, CHLORINE OR OTHER CONTAMINANTS While water taste issues are usually noticed at your kitchen faucet, bad smelling water can be noticeable any place in or around your home. High levels of Chlorine/Chloramines in your water often leave a “pool” like smell. Sulfur in your water supply is easily recognized by its offensive odor. Hydrogen sulfide gas causes the “rotten-egg” or sulfur water smell. Check out our resource center to learn more about other contaminants that could be affecting your water and the best way to treat them. Depending on the issue, you may want or need to treat the entire home or a specific point-of-use solution might be the best option. There’s no substitute for a professional water analysis to accurately diagnose water problems and recommend the best solution. Are you concerned about contaminants in your water and what your family may be exposed to?POTENTIAL CONTAMINANTS Like many homeowners, your concern about water quality may be growing. According to the EPA, 85% of American household receive their water from municipal water supplies, while the remaining 15% or 45 million people, get their water from private ground water wells that are not subject to EPA regulations. Unfortunately, even well operated, state-of-the-art treatment plants cannot ensure that drinking water is entirely free of microbial pathogens. System failures do occur, and not all systems are functioning at the levels they should. Many pollutants could be present in your water such as: sediment, chlorine taste and odor, cysts, mercury and lead, chemicals such as arsenic and hexavalent chromium, bacteria, viruses, and pharmaceuticals. If you’re concerned about the safety of your water supply, contact you local EcoWater Pro for a free water analysis. They’ll provide you with reliable facts and potential solutions to address your concernsDoes your water look discolored, or do you notice yellow or red, rusty stains in toilets and sinks?LOW PH, IRON OR MANGANESE Low pH, excess levels of iron or manganese and high levels of other minerals can cause staining on fixtures and laundry, make water smell and taste bad, and can even clog pipes leading to pressure loss. These issues are more prevalent in homes with well water supplies, but can also occur in homes with municipal water supplies. Learn how an EcoWater Solution can address your concerns Speak to your local EcoWater Pro today to see how we can help!Do you need extra filtration for sediment issues?SEDIMENT Well water and older public water systems sometimes contain sand, iron, silt and other forms of sediment. If you’re seeing sediment in your sink, tub and toilet, then it’s settling in your pipes and appliances as well. Without proper filtration, sediment buildup in plumbing and major appliances may create bigger problems—from a slow hot water supply to expensive repairs or replacement. Learn how a whole home sediment filter can help prevent costly repairs around your home. Speak to your local EcoWater Pro today to see how we can help!Do you regularly consume bottled or filtered water?AN ALTERNATIVE TO BOTTLED WATER According to the Beverage Marketing Corp., U.S. households and businesses consumed over 10 billion gallons of bottled water last year. Bottled water costs, on average, $1.22 per gallon, which is about 300 times the cost of a gallon of tap water. This price difference can skyrocket to nearly 2,000 times when compared to the price of an individual 16.9-ounce bottle. Surprisingly, more than 25% of bottled water comes from a municipal supply, raising the question of whether bottled water is any better than tap water. And even though recycling plastic bottles has increased significantly over the last 10 years, over 70% of water bottles still end up in landfills. An EcoWater drinking water system or refiner can provide you with fresh, filtered water at a fraction of the price of bottled water. 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