In-Store Professional Water Analysis: If you are on the municipal water supplies then just bring in a sample (6-8 oz) of water from your home. If you are on the well water, then bring in two samples of water in separate containers (6-8 oz each) before and after existing water conditioning equipment. If you do not have any equipment at this time, please bring in one sample of source water directly from the well.
|What it is or does
Total Dissolved Solids
|colorless powder residue
|The overall quality of water which includes dissolved inorganics mineral salts, heavy metals and gases.
|less than 500 ppm
|Reverse Osmosis Distillation
|Whitish/tan powder residue
|Dissolved calcium and magnesium causes soap scum, leaves bathroom rings, dulls hair, clogs fabric, spots glassware,scales pipes and increases fuel consumption
|Reddish brown floc
|Causes discoloration and stains on fixtures, dishes and laundry; has a disagreeable metal taste and alters the flavor of beverages such as coffee and tea.
.3 ppm causes stains
|Iron Filter or HIT System
|Rotten egg smell yellowish in color
|Very corrossive in water and air; tarnishes silverware immediately upon contact
|Aerator or Egg Beater Carbon Filter
|Yellow or golden brown
|Causes tannish stains on clothes, dishes, and appliances; is carcinogenic when combined with chlorine
|White powdery floc
|Collects on dishes, laundry and appliances requiring more detergent to remove it
|Slight yellow/green tinge
|A disinfectant and strong oxidizer used to kill bacteria in water, when combined with organics becomes carcinogenic
|.5 ppm required at last home on water line