What Occurs When Plumbing Allows Dirty Water to Mix with Safe Water

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What Occurs When Plumbing Allows Dirty Water to Mix with Safe Water


What Occurs When Plumbing Allows Dirty Water to Mix with Safe Water

“If you pollute water, you will pollute life”

With modern water supply systems, water availability is more than ever, but due to problems like backflow or cross-connection, drinking water becomes contaminated. When such problems happen, plumbing allows dirty water to mix with safe water. If you suspect contamination in your water supply, allow the experts to have the water tasted and identify the contaminants. As soon as you find the contamination, look for the filtration that your water needs for a particular situation. Here are a few things that occur, when plumbing allows dirty water to mix with the safe water-


Sediment Accumulation

Have you noticed clay, dirt or other sediments are accumulating in the bottom of your sink? Most of the time these accumulated sediments are not dangerous but they don’t support our health in the long run either. Moreover, if there is visible sediment in your water, it might be an indication that there is a leakage in the water supply channels, which is allowing the sediments to mix with the treated water.


Smell like rotten eggs

Is your water smelling like a rotten egg? If yes, then sulfur is to blame. Though the low level of sulfur doesn’t cause any problem, ingesting it in a high amount or for long-time consumption can put a harmful impact on the body. It is known that the most harmful component of sulfur is hydrogen sulfide, which produces a strong gas that smells like rotten eggs. However, proper filtration can remove the smell and contaminants as well.


The foamy look

It’s a complete no-no to drink water that is appearing foamy. Due to lack of proper filtration, minerals and other naturally occurring substances give water a cloudy and foamy look. This foam-like appearance doesn’t disappear over time, as they are caused by bacteria. Take the help of an expert to test the water quality and set the filtration system as per your need.


Brown or Orange Hue

If there is an orange or brown stain across the water storage or area where water flows, then it is a sign that the water contains an excessive amount of iron or manganese. It happens due to nearby access to mining or excavation areas.

As the water contains so many minerals, it reduces the effectiveness of soaps and detergent while leaving the scale deposits on glassware, plumbing, and serving pieces. Moreover, the lifespan of water heaters, boilers, and other appliances is also reduced.


Smell like pool

Does your drinking water remind you about the swimming pool? It is because of adding chlorine to public water supplies to kill the microorganism and bacteria at the source of water supply. Although it is not harmful, it may make your beverages unappetizing. Try to install Swift Green Filters, which are BPA-free and help in reducing unpleasant odors and maximum contaminants.


Metallic Taste

Is the metallic taste of your tap water bothering you? Residential or commercial buildings with old pipes can be the culprit in this case. When the metal content like iron, zinc, and manganese gets mixed with water, it causes a salty taste. Moreover, lower pH levels or excess amounts of minerals also cause the metallic taste of the tap water. Hence, it is necessary to identify from where the metallic taste of the water is coming and deploy a proper water filtration system accordingly.


Oil Sheen on the Water

Are you experiencing oily film floating over the stored water? It might be nearby oil or grease leakage or organic plant matter that is causing hydrogen sulfide to mix with the water supply. Apart from these possibilities, when iron deposits dissolve in the source of water, it develops iron bacteria over the period. Proper water treatment and filtration are necessary to combat this situation.


Rusted Silverware

You might like the orange colour for your clothes but not for your sink of course! And the reason for the rusty color of your sink is the hard water, which is high in iron level. You can expect 30%-50% of the decreased lifespan of your silverware as well as other appliances used for water supply.

Due to the presence of a high amount of iron, calcium, and magnesium, constant contact with water can cause severe damage to the sinks, tubs, appliances, and silver cutlery.

These are the problems that you can face throughout your water supply if you don’t deploy a proper water filtration system. Also, talk to an expert water supply system installation specialist who can make you aware of backflow or cross-connection prevention techniques and can provide you with a proper water filtration system as well.

Experts like Swift Green Filters can save you from such problems with innovative technologies which are environment-friendly and recyclable. The technology uses carbon blocks made of activated Coconut Carbon from dried coconut shells. So, bring your own filtration system today!





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