Tired of Blue-Green Stains?
If the tap water in your Maryland home deposits unwanted blue-green colors in sinks, showers, and tubs, you can be sure it is the result of corrosion. Acidic water can interact with copper pipes and leave unappealing stains in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry.
Our water treatment experts at Mid-Atlantic Water Services can correct the pH level of your water to negate its acidity and minimize pipe corrosion. We can test your water’s pH level and offer a solution that best suits your specific needs.
One option for your Annapolis home may be an injection system that adds sodium hydroxide into the water supply to raise the pH level. Acid neutralizers also may help if the pH is moderately low.
Call us today for a free consultation. We have more than 30 years of experience in testing, water treatment system maintenance and installation, and related plumbing work.
Acidic Water Problems
The pH scale runs from 0-14 and measures the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. Seven on the scale is considered neutral. Anything less than seven is considered acidic. The lower the number is, the stronger the acid content. Substances with a pH above 7 are alkaline.
Acidic water can corrode metal, creating holes in your plumbing, damaging appliances, and enabling copper, lead, or other heavy metals to leach into your drinking water. Ingesting water tainted by excessive amounts of metal can jeopardize your health.
For example, drinking water with an unhealthy amount of copper can cause vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Routinely drinking water with too much copper can lead to kidney and liver damage.
Iron from your well or corroded galvanized steel or cast-iron pipes can stain fixtures and clothing with a red-orange color. Our pros at Mid-Atlantic Water Services can recommend a whole-house filtering system or a water softeners to reduce mineral content. We also offer a whole-house lead reduction system and reverse osmosis treatment for drinking water.
Blue-green and red-orange stains offer clues to the water content. Is the water in your Annapolis home producing any of these other stains?
- Water that tastes metallic and creates a black stain likely contains a higher concentration of manganese.
- White spots on fixtures, glass shower doors, eating utensils, and drinkware likely are from “hard” water caused by calcium and magnesium.
- Cloudy water, caused by sediment, is a good candidate for a whole house filter.
Prevent Water Stains
If the water in your Annapolis, MD, home causes blue-green stains or other unwanted colors in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry, contact Mid-Atlantic Water Services for a free consultation. Let us improve your well water or municipal water supply. Call us at (443) 808-0420 or request service online.