Blue Green Stains
Do you find yourself dealing with frustrating blue-green stains in your home? If the tap water in your MD residence leaves these unwanted colors in your sinks, showers, and tubs, it’s most likely due to corrosion. The acidic nature of the water can react with copper pipes, resulting in unsightly stains in various parts of your home, including the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area.
At Mid-Atlantic Water Services, our team of water treatment experts is equipped to address the issue by adjusting the pH level of your water to neutralize its acidity and reduce pipe corrosion. We offer comprehensive water testing to assess your water’s pH level and recommend a tailored solution that best suits your specific requirements.
For your Annapolis home, one effective solution could be the installation of an injection system that introduces sodium hydroxide into the water supply to elevate the pH level. Alternatively, acid neutralizers may be suitable if the pH level is moderately low. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. With over 30 years of experience in water testing, water treatment system maintenance and installation, and related plumbing services, we are well-prepared to meet your needs.
Acidic water is a critical issue, as it can lead to problems that extend beyond mere staining. The pH scale, ranging from 0 to 14, measures the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. A value of seven on the scale represents neutrality, while anything below seven is deemed acidic. Lower pH values indicate stronger acidity, whereas pH values above 7 are considered alkaline.
The corrosion caused by acidic water can damage metal components, causing plumbing issues and potentially allowing metals like copper, lead, or other heavy metals to leach into your drinking water. The ingestion of water with elevated metal levels can pose significant health risks.
For instance, excessive copper in drinking water can lead to symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, as highlighted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Long-term exposure to high copper levels in water can result in kidney and liver damage.
Stains caused by iron from well water or corroded galvanized steel or cast-iron pipes can manifest as red-orange discoloration on fixtures and clothing. At Mid-Atlantic Water Services, we offer practical solutions, such as whole-house filtering systems and water softeners, to minimize mineral content in your water. Additionally, we provide whole-house lead reduction systems and reverse osmosis treatment to enhance the quality of your drinking water.
Water discoloration isn’t limited to blue-green or red-orange stains. It can also manifest in various other forms. If the water in your Annapolis home tastes metallic and causes black staining, it may contain an elevated concentration of manganese. White spots on fixtures, glass shower doors, utensils, and glassware typically result from “hard” water, caused by elevated calcium and magnesium levels. Cloudy water, attributed to sediment, can benefit from a whole-house filter.
To prevent water stains in your Annapolis, MD, residence, whether they are blue-green or of a different nature, reach out to Mid-Atlantic Water Services for a complimentary consultation. We are dedicated to improving the quality of your well water or municipal water supply. You can reach us at 443-906-3257 or request service online.
Don’t let blue-green water stains get you down. Call us at 443-906-3257 or fill out the form below and get on your way to better, healthier water!