Common Water Problems2018-08-28T14:33:09+00:00

Common Water Problems

Here in Manitoba, we have a large variety of contaminants in our water, depending on where we live. For example, within the city of Winnipeg, we have chlorine and discolouration. In rural areas where there are more well systems, the contaminants are more varied and dangerous.

Here are a few problems we see and treat:

Musty, earthy, fishy taste or smell?

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

Cloudy Water

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Raw water comes into your home with any number of impurities that cause turbidity.

Hard Water

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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.

Iron and Manganese

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

Rotten Egg Smell

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

Chlorine taste or smell

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The taste and smell of chlorine are unappealing and can also dry out your skin and hair. While municipalities use chlorine to disinfect the water supply, it should be filtered out before you use it, to eliminate these effects.