Common Water Problems

Here in Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, West Central Minnesota and the Upper Red River Valley Area, a variety of factors can affect how water tastes, smells and feels. 

Some water problems may not be as obvious as others. Below, we’ve listed the water problems we commonly see in Alexandria, Detriot Lakes, Fergus Falls, Litchfield, Morris, Perham and Willmar, MN.

That's why we start with a water test, once we know what's in your water, we're able to properly recommend how to treat it.

Here are a few of the water problems we commonly see and treat.

Hard Water

Hard Water

Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum in tubs and showers and spots on faucets and fixtures. It also causes scaling in appliances, which results in less efficiency and costly repairs.

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Iron, Manganese and Lime

Iron and Manganese

Iron, manganese and lime can leave rust stains on clothing, appliances and fixtures. What's more, these metals can make your water taste and smell bad.

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Arsenic is a naturally-occurring poison that can infiltrate groundwater from both natural and man-made sources. It is often found near industrial and agricultural centers as well as mines. It can cause serious health issues.

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Musty, earthy, fishy taste or smell?

Fishy Water

Caused by algae, molds and bacteria that live in water and can multiply within a home's plumbing system.

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"Rotten Egg Smell"

Hydrogen sulfide - Rotten Egg Smell

Hydrogen sulfide can give your water an unpleasant taste and smell, sometimes even rendering it unusable.

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Kinetico Water Softeners

Powered by the kinetic energy of moving water—not electricity—these exceptional water softeners soften and remove odors and chlorine from your family's water. Learn more about Kinetico's line of Water Softeners.

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