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Why should I have my well water tested?

Annual well water testing is actually recommended by public health authorities. Microbiological contaminants in well water, such as E.coli, Giardia, or Cryptosporidium, are invisible to the naked eye. In fact, according to a recent study in the US, as many as 19.5 million cases of illness every year can be attributed to contaminated drinking water. Other treatable well water issues include hardness, iron, high total dissolved solids and rotten egg odors. Let us design a water treatment plan that works for you.

What is that "rotten egg" smell in my water?

Smell rotten eggs in your water? Hydrogen sulfide has infiltrated your water. This pungent gas arises from naturally decaying organic matter, like the remains of dead plants or animals and their waste products. The gas isn’t released until it reaches a liquid state, whether that’s through sewage, hot springs or liquid manure.

If you have ever wondered why your water heater smells, it’s hydrogen sulfide gas. This is the first way hydrogen sulfide gets in your water. An obvious sign you need to service your water heater is if your home’s hot water smells like sulfur. If traces of the gas exist in your cold water, the hydrogen sulfide is coming to life in corroding pipes that carry water into your home.

Whether you're being proactive with one of our water quality specialists to solve these issues before they get too far along or need help from experienced and licensed plumbers, ABC has you covered to take care of all your water and plumbing needs to get your home where it needs to be.

My water looks cloudy. Should I be concerned?

When you pour a glass of water, what do you see? Are there bubbles forming and quickly going away after you set the glass down? Or does a cloud linger for a few minutes before the water finally settles and becomes clear?

If your water acts more like the latter, sediment is present in your water. The cloudiness is caused by dirt or other inorganic matter finding its way into private wells or by run-off into a water supply before reaching a water treatment facility. These contaminants can lead to plumbing issues down the road if left untreated. The sediment builds up in pipes and drains, stopping the flow of water. The more the sediment collects, the harsher it becomes on clothes and water-using appliances.

Let our water quality specialists guide you on the right filtration solution for your home to remove sediment from your water and keep your family -- and your pipes -- safer.