Don’t let anyone tell you that you have no choice but to deal with bad tasting water. There are solutions to this problem, but you can’t do anything until you first pinpoint the cause.
Here are several of the most common tastes associated with water, along with the potential cause:
- Chlorine taste: If you access public water, it’s important to know that it’s treated with chlorine to remove contaminants and disinfect it before reaching your home. However, once the water reaches your home, chlorine is no longer necessary.
- Bitter taste: Bitter tasting tap water is almost unbearable to drink. It’s typically the result of a high level of total dissolved solids or corrosion of old copper plumbing.
- Metal taste: This is usually related to a high level of dissolved metals in your water, such as magnesium, iron and zinc.
- Dirty taste: An earthy flavor, for example, is often related to untreated algae in your water. Not only does this affect the taste, but it does the same to the smell (often giving off a musty odor).
- Salty taste: The most common cause of salty tasting water is a high concentration of chloride ions and/or sulfates.
What’s the Solution?
If there’s anything you don’t like about the taste or smell of your water, learn more about the cause and potential solutions.
For example, a reverse osmosis system is designed to remove dissolved solids from your water.
If you have questions about the quality of your water, perhaps as the result of a bad taste, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We can visit your home, test your water, and pinpoint the cause. From there, we’ll provide you with a variety of options for solving your problem once and for all.