Some people love having a home that is on well water, and some people hate it. This isn’t an article to examine the pros and cons of well water or municipal water. Instead, we are going to look at why you may want to get a whole house water filer for well water if that is what your home has.
Many home owners in Southwest Florida have well water. With the prevalence of heavy rains, and the proximity to agricultural areas, what is seeping into the ground water should be a concern to everyone who is drinking water from a well.
Eliminating the Sulfur Smell
Anyone who has well water, lives around someone with well water, or has driven down the street while someone with well water water their yard will tell you: the water stinks. That rotten egg smell is created by hydrogen sulfide. It is a distinctive contaminant that is common in ground water. In most cases, it is not known to be a health hazard, but in heavy concentrations it can lead to headaches and respiratory tract irritation.
A Whole house water filter will absorb the odor causing chemicals and get rid of the smell. This is good news unless you like smelling like rotten eggs.
Getting Rid of Bacteria and Parasites
Ground water can contain microorganisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia that can wind up in your well water. These microorganism can cause diarrhea, vomiting, chills, fever, headaches, abdominal cramps, and malaise. It is because of organism such as these that it is recommended that you have your well water tested annually.
A proper whole house water filter will eliminate microorganisms from your homes water assuring the safety of you and your family.
Fertilizer and Motor Oil
Did you notice all the boil water notices that went up after hurricane Irma last year? Very heavy rains and flooding have a tendency to wash the fertilizers from lawns and agricultural areas into the ground water supply. In addition, motor oil, fuel and other pollutant in roadways could fallow the flood waters and contaminate ground water. This could leach its way into your well water. Nobody wants to drink that.
Call Crystal Clear Water!
Living with well water may be a choice, or it may be that that is what was available where you decided to build your house. Whatever reason you have for getting your drinking water from a well, you don’t have to deal with poor quality water. A whole house water filter, from Crystal Clear Water in Fort Myers, can make your water smell and taste great. Our technicians can test your well and figure out just what type of filtration system you need, and our filters will get rid of anything that can cause problems. We are southwest Florida’s largest water treatment company, and we are experts when it comes to dealing with southwest Florida wells. We can not only inspect your water, but also your pump. If you are having any problems with your well pump, our team can fix it and get you up and running in no time.