If I have a water softener is my water safe to drink?
It’s probably not a good idea to drink water that has only been treated by a water softener. A water softener doesn’t make good drinking water by itself. The softener only removes hardness, iron, and a few other heavy metals. Things like bacteria, arsenic, and nitrates are not filtered by a water softener.
Will my refrigerator filter remove bacteria and arsenic?
Unfortunately, no. Most refrigerators have carbon filters that work great on removing chlorine from city water. However, bacteria will grow and reproduce in that type of filter. Other problems, like arsenic, will pass through carbon also. A reverse osmosis drinking water system hooked up to the refrigerator is the best way to have safe drinking water.
Is my water going to be slippery when treated?
Water is only slippery when the pH is too high. Keep in mind that your skin has its own natural oils and when wet, clean water may feel a little slippery. With untreated water, soaps with oils and conditioners are needed which can also cause water to feel slippery. All natural soaps like ivory, and oatmeal-based are the best.
What makes my water smell bad?
The odor can come from many sources. It’s usually from hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is natural and comes from decaying organics. Strange smells can also be caused by your hot water heater.
Why do I have brown stains from my water?
Brown stains can come from iron or sediment. If it is hard to clean the culprit is usually iron! There are many types of iron and the best way to determine what type they are – and the solution – is to have your water tested.