Signs of Acid Water
It’s often difficult to tell if you have acidic water. Look for the following signs around your home. If you see any of these, you have acidic water.
- Greenish/blue stains in your sink, toilet or bathtub.
- Greenish/blue stains on or between tiles in your shower.
- Pinhole leaks in pipes.
- Faucets and fixtures that are corroded and/or continuously leak.
- Fragile pipes with thin walls.
What is Acid Water?
Water is tested for acidity just like the water in a swimming pool, by using the pH level.* 7.0 is the neutral level for pH. If your pH level is 6.8 or below, your water is considered acidic.
Acidic water is highly corrosive to just about everything it comes into contact with. Acidic water will eat away at pipes, both metal and plastic. It eats away at faucets, valves and washers causing them to leak or run continuously. Appliances, such as dishwashers, icemakers, washing machines, garbage disposals, etc., will be damaged by acidic water. Naturally, acidic water will destroy sink faucet and drain fixtures, tub faucet and drain fixtures, and any metal parts in toilets.
The damage wreaked on a home with acidic water can be extensive, and ultimately very expensive. If you think your water may be acidic, please contact us today to set up an on site water analysis at your home or business.
Effects of Acidic Water
- Damages faucets and appliances
- Stains sinks, tubs and toilets
- Can be harmful to your health
- Corrodes copper and metal
- Eats away at pipes (both copper, metal, PVC and CPVC) causing leaks
Benefits of our Acid Filter
- Protects your plumbing, fixtures and expensive appliances
- Protects your pipes from developing leaks
- Fully automatic operation
- Adjustable cleaning cycle
- Durable and dependable
- Low maintenance
(* The pH scale is measured by the amount of hydrogen ions and determines the level of acidity or alkalinity of a substance. It ranges from 0 to 14. The scale is logarithmic, which means that a difference of one pH unit corresponds to a change of 10 times the strength. Therefore, a pH of 5 means the solution is 100 times more acidic than a pH of 7.)
How does an Acid Filter work?
Acid filters (or acid neutralizers) use a neutralizing filter media designed to make the water more alkaline (less acidic). After the water enters the top of the filter tank, it travels through the media to the bottom of the tank and is then pulled upward through the distributor. True to its name, the distributor ‘distributes’ the water to the home whenever a faucet or fixture is turned on. Once the acidic water has passed through the filter media, only clean pH neutral water will enter the home.
To extend the life of the filter and prevent tank solidifying, Metro Water Filter uses only automatic self cleaning filters. This means there are no cartridges or filters to change for the homeowner, and helps to provide consistently treated water throughout the home. Although there are no cartridges to change, the filter media inside the tank will need to be replenished periodically (generally every six months or so). This routine maintenance can be performed by one of our service technicians or by a do-it-yourself homeowner. We are always happy to provide a self-servicing instruction guide.
A simple water test that takes only a few minutes can determine whether your water is acidic. Metro Water Filter offers on site analysis that can determine the pH of your water. Contact us today to set up an on site analysis for your home or business.