Common Water Problems in the Southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio areas

Hard Water Issues

Water Problem: Hard Water

Hard water is created when water passes through rock formations and picks up calcium and magnesium.  Hard water is easy to spot; it leaves a bathtub ring made up of hardness minerals and soap.  This scum collects on shower walls, clings to hair, clogs skin pores, and makes house cleaning extremely difficult.  Hard water deposits also clog pipes, cause water heaters to operate inefficiently, and increase the maintenance on water-using appliances.

Solution: ECR 3502 | ESD 2502

The top of the line EcoWater ECR 3500 will remove all of your hardness along with 100% of the radium and barium in a super efficient manner.  Many of our customers have experienced a savings of at least a 50% in their usage of salt.  The Ec320oWater ESD 2502 is a budget priced alternative that will provide the same great water with fewer advanced features.  To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

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Water Problems Iron

Water Problem: Iron

Iron water is created when water passes through iron-bearing rocks.  Because iron accounts for 5% of all the earth’s crust, it can be found in just about all types of water supplies.  It can also be caused, usually temporarily, by water standing in iron pipes. Iron has the tendency to leave stains on sinks, clothing and linens, or it can form scale on pipes and water-using appliances that make water look, smell and taste bad.

Solution: ECR 3502 | IMB Filter

The top of the line EcoWater ECR 3502 is rated to remove up to 15 ppm of clear water iron. Customers, who have installed this unit, solved all their iron problems. In most cases our equipment can remove triple the iron compared to competitive brands. Should your water run red out of the faucet, an ETF AII9 Air Injection filter ahead of your water softener will usually fix the problem. In severe cases a separate iron filter may be needed.  To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

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Water Problems Chlorine

Water Problem: Chlorine

Chlorine can make water smell and taste bad and is a known carcinogen.  Chlorine is a powerful oxidant and is commonly used as a disinfectant in commercial and household sanitation, bleaching, and maintaining swimming pools.  The most significant application is the disinfection of public water supplies where it’s used to manage bacteria levels in drinking water and kill potentially agents that seep into lakes, rivers, streams or ground water.

Solution: ETF 2100 | ERR 3502 | ERO 375

When removing chlorine the sole objective, the EcoWater ETF 2100 Central Water System (Whole House Solution), is the ideal choice.  If hard water is also present, the most efficient way for a homeowner to eliminate chlorine is through the ERR 3502 whole home refining system, which combines water softening with chlorine removal in one integrated piece of equipment.  For a drinking and cooking solution only, e.g. kitchens, ice makers and wet bars, the American Aqua Reverse Osmosis System is the best option.  To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

Water Problems Chlorine Soltion
Water Problems Nirtares

Water Problem: Nitrates

Nitrate (NO3) is a naturally occurring form of nitrogen (N) which is very mobile in water.  It is essential for plant growth and is often added to soil to improve productivity.  Water moving down through soil after rainfall or irrigation carries dissolved nitrate with it to ground water.  In this way, nitrate enters the water supplies of many homeowners who use wells or springs.  Drinking water high in nitrate is potentially harmful to human and animal health.

Solution: ESS 1000 XR32 | ERO 375

The unit of choice for a whole house point of entry system is an EcoWater ESS 1000 XR32 with a specialty resin.  This unit regenerates with salt (like a conventional water softener), but with the specialty resin it removes nitrates.  Should you choose to just purify your water supply for human consumption, EcoWater’s advanced ERO375 Reverse Osmosis System will provide you with outstanding drinking water.  To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

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Bacteria Issues

Water Problem: Bacteria

Different types of organic matter can cause your water to taste bad, often fishy or earthy.  Bacteria in water takes many forms and the best way to know the type of bacteria present is to have your water professionally tested.  A common symptom of bacteria in water is slime build up in the toilet tank.

Solution: EPS 1000 Microbiological Filter | Sentry Open-Air

After we determine what form of bacterial contamination is affecting your water supply, the EPS 1000 microbiological drinking water purification system is often the solution of choice.  Certified to meet or exceed the EPA requirement for the removal of bacteria, viruses and cysts such as giardia and cryptosporidia, the EcoWater EPS 1000 can be installed on both municipal and well water supplies.  The only thing left behind is pure water and minerals that help improve the taste of filtered water.  If your water however is found to have severe bacterial contamination, American Aqua also offers the Sentry Open-Air, a system that is like your own private water treatment plant, offering pristine crystal clear water without leaving unwanted chlorine or other trace chemical that may be found in municipal water systems.  To learn more and get a FREE in-home water analysis and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

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Water Problems Tannins

Water Problem: Tannins

Tannins make water look yellow or brownish in color.  It causes staining on clothes and fixtures and makes the water look murky and unclear. Tannins are composed of tiny pieces of organic material floating in the water and are typically caused by decomposing vegetation getting into water supplies.

Solution: ESS 1000 XR32

For tannins in your water the most often recommended unit is an EcoWater ESS 1000 XR32 with a specialty resin.  This unit regenerates with salt like a conventional water softener, but with the specialty resin it removes tannins.  To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

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Water Problems Sulphur

Water Problem: Sulphur & Methane Gases

Dissolved gases can cause cloudiness and bad odors in water.  It can also cause pipes to hammer and spitting of gas and water when a faucet is opened.  Methane gas is odorless and occurs naturally in some underground water wells.  Hydrogen sulfide gas smells like rotten eggs and is occasionally present in underground aquifers.  Dissolved gases in water can be aggressive to piping systems and cause wear on valves, seats and washers.

Solution: Sentry Open-Air | Sanitizer Series

If you have a rotten egg odor in your water you may not need any equipment at all. Should the odor be noticed only when using hot water, the problem may be simply fixed by servicing the water heater. If your cold and hot water, however, is found to have a trace of hydrogen sulfide gas, our Sanitizer Series may be the solution for you. In severe cases of hydrogen sulfide and methane gas, or multiple water problems, American Aqua also offers the Sentry Open-Air, a system that is like your own private water treatment plant, offering pristine, crystal clear water without leaving unwanted chlorine or other trace chemical that may be found in municipal water systems.  To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

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 Arsenic Issues

Water Problem: Arsenic

Arsenic is an odorless, tasteless heavy metal.  It is naturally occurring in the environment and is a by-product of agricultural and industrial activities.  It can be in two forms: arsenic III and arsenic V. Human exposure to arsenic can cause both short and long term health effects. Short or acute effects can occur within hours or days of exposure.  Long term exposure has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys, nasal passages, liver and prostate.

Solution: ERO 375 | Sentry Open-Air

The classification of the form of arsenic and its relative level determines the methodology to solving the problem. A Reverse Osmosis System can provide a simple solution at a single faucet for arsenic V only. When the level of arsenic III or the total arsenic is extremely elevated, our Sentry Open-Air model provides your family safe, clear, clean water to all faucets in your home. To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

Arsenic Solution ERO 375 Sentry Open Air
Water Problems Toxic Chemicals

Water Problem: Toxic Chemicals

These chemicals are more commonly referred to as Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOC).  But there is nothing organically good about them.  They are very dangerous man-made chemicals like TCE, PCB, THM, PCE, benzene, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, etc.  They commonly enter the drinking water from leaking underground storage tanks, industrial run off, leaking landfills, toxic dumping/spills or were used in farming before they were known to be harmful.  Many of these man-made toxins are known to cause cancer when humans come into contact with them.  These dangerous chemicals can be ingested in your drinking water, inhaled in the shower, or absorbed through your skin when bathing.

Solution: ETF 2100 | ERO 375

The American Aqua Central Water System is the whole house solution for the removal of toxic chemicals. For higher flow rate needs, the ETF 2100 is the system of choice.  For the best drinking water solution a Reverse Osmosis System is the recommended solution while chemicals alone may be removed by a cartridge filter.  To learn more and get a FREE in home water test and estimate, contact American Aqua today.

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