In Connecticut, acidic water is very common. It means your water has a low pH.
Why is my water acidic?
The process on how your well water becomes acidic is very complex. The short version is that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere dissolves into water and makes carbonic acid. Acid rain then falls to the ground. When this acid rain passes through the ground, it dissolves rock. This increases the amount of rock in the water and then also raises the pH.
If you’ve ever taken a chemistry class (and paid attention!) you may know that a pH of 7 is neutral. Anything below a 7, you could see signs of acidic water.
How do I know if my water is acidic?
- Blue or green stains in your showers, sinks, toilets
- Blonde hair may turn a greenish color
- Pinhole leaks in your pipes
- Metal tasting water
How do I treat for acidic water?
With an Acid Neutralizer! Because acidic water is naturally occurring, to prevent the effects of acidic water, you have to treat it from your well water. An Acid Neutralizer, also called a Water Neutralizer, will neutralize the acidity, almost like a tums works for heartburn. Your acidic well water will pass through the Neutralizer tank and be neutralized by the media inside the tank.
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