OUR SERVICES

Simple-Water-Icon.png

Filtration/Water Quality Testing, Installation, Service & Repair

Are you unhappy with the taste, odor, or hardness of your water? Most complaints about water have something to do with one of the three listed above.  A home filtration system can most likely fix any problem you are having! We offer complete testing services. We will come to your location, gather a sample, and get it tested by a lab. After determining what exactly is causing any issues we will install a filtration system. 

FREE WATER TESTING WHEN ONSITE!

Have you ever thought about installing an ultraviolet (UV) light? 

 

-Ultraviolet lights are used to kill bacteria and other microorganisms as they pass by the UV lamp. This is especially important when your main water source is a spring or you are using a reservoir tank as these harbor the most bacteria. Most UV systems require only an annual bulb change and the occasional changing of the filter that protects the lamp.  The low operating costs have it pay for itself quickly. Let us discuss with you your options and how adding a UV light to your home filtration system will benefit you!

Problem water can dissolve copper piping, plug up hot water systems and destroy appliances.  Water with bacteria can make people and pets sick. Your well should be tested and if needed disinfected annually for bacterial contamination. This type of contamination can be the result of agricultural run-off or a poorly sited or constructed septic system that is too close to the well. Improper well construction or servicing may also result in bacterial contamination of your water. Only fully licensed technicians should work on your well at any time do avoid bacterial contamination. 

What are some contaminants may cause taste, odor, color and other aesthetic drinking water problems?

  • Iron in your water can stain your laundry and fixtures and give your water a bitter, metallic taste. Iron can be in soluble or oxidized form, each requires a different type of treatment. Often, high iron levels will cause bacteria to form, which can smell like sulfur (rotten eggs). We can address excessive iron at the source, eliminating the bacteria and the rotten egg smell.

  • Hydrogen sulfide is a gas produced by decaying underground organic deposits, which gives it a rotten egg smell and an unpleasant taste. Hydrogen sulfide is easily dissolved in water. It is very corrosive and will rapidly tarnish silver, causing it to turn black. Sometimes, the hydrogen sulfide is in the hot water but not in the cold. This may be due to a chemical reaction that takes place in the water heater between the magnesium anode of the water heater and the sulfate in the water.

Hardness is common in ground water. It is caused by minerals being picked up by the water as it moves through rocks and soil. Areas with limestone rock are particularly susceptible. Hardness can cause mineral deposits in water heaters and pipes, film on sinks and bathtubs, and the need to use more soap in dishwashers and washing machines. Hardness can also reduce the efficiency of water heaters and cause them to wear out sooner.

When You Own a Home or Business, Water Quality is of the Utmost Importance. Protecting Your Investment, While Providing High Quality Water is a Priority. 

You Should Always Have Your Water Tested Before Installing a Filtration System. You Want To Make Sure that the Filtration System that is Being Installed is the Correct One for the Issues You are Experiencing. 

Are you unhappy with the taste, odor, or hardness of your water? Most complaints about water have something to do with one of the three listed above.  A home filtration system can most likely fix any problem you are having! We offer complete testing services. We will come to your location, gather a sample, and get it tested by a lab. After determining what exactly is causing any issues we will install a filtration system. 

FREE WATER TESTING WHEN ONSITE!

Have you ever thought about installing an ultraviolet (UV) light? 

 

-Ultraviolet lights are used to kill bacteria and other microorganisms as they pass by the UV lamp. This is especially important when your main water source is a spring or you are using a reservoir tank as these harbor the most bacteria. Most UV systems require only an annual bulb change and the occasional changing of the filter that protects the lamp.  The low operating costs have it pay for itself quickly. Let us discuss with you your options and how adding a UV light to your home filtration system will benefit you!

Problem water can dissolve copper piping, plug up hot water systems and destroy appliances.  Water with bacteria can make people and pets sick. Your well should be tested and if needed disinfected annually for bacterial contamination. This type of contamination can be the result of agricultural run-off or a poorly sited or constructed septic system that is too close to the well. Improper well construction or servicing may also result in bacterial contamination of your water. Only fully licensed technicians should work on your well at any time do avoid bacterial contamination. 

What are some contaminants may cause taste, odor, color and other aesthetic drinking water problems?

  • Iron in your water can stain your laundry and fixtures and give your water a bitter, metallic taste. Iron can be in soluble or oxidized form, each requires a different type of treatment. Often, high iron levels will cause bacteria to form, which can smell like sulfur (rotten eggs). We can address excessive iron at the source, eliminating the bacteria and the rotten egg smell.

  • Hydrogen sulfide is a gas produced by decaying underground organic deposits, which gives it a rotten egg smell and an unpleasant taste. Hydrogen sulfide is easily dissolved in water. It is very corrosive and will rapidly tarnish silver, causing it to turn black. Sometimes, the hydrogen sulfide is in the hot water but not in the cold. This may be due to a chemical reaction that takes place in the water heater between the magnesium anode of the water heater and the sulfate in the water.

  • Hardness is common in ground water. It is caused by minerals being picked up by the water as it moves through rocks and soil. Areas with limestone rock are particularly susceptible. Hardness can cause mineral deposits in water heaters and pipes, film on sinks and bathtubs, and the need to use more soap in dishwashers and washing machines. Hardness can also reduce the efficiency of water heaters and cause them to wear out sooner.

  • Acid Water eats away at faucets, fittings, and pipes, as well as corrodes water-using appliances. Soft metals such as copper pipes are at risk with acidic water.  Sometimes you will see a “blue green” stain; this is from the oxidized copper in your own plumbing.

It is very important to balance the ph of your water to keep you from having costly plumbing repairs. It is recommended that your ph be 7 or higher to prevent these types of issues. There are a number of methods for elevating your PH so call us today!

The more you know about the quality of your water and what treatment may be needed, the more likely you will be to avoid unnecessary, costly or inappropriate equipment. Please contact Blue Ridge Waterworks today so we can help you by designing a system for your specific needs.