Acidic Water Stains, Low pH Water In Greater Charlotte
Acidic Water is easily identifiable by the blue-green stains on plumbing fixtures. Many of the wells in this area are considered to be shallow which in turn makes your water more accessible to surface water intrusion and rain is often acidic (low pH). This can also happen from natural geological conditions which cause elevated carbon dioxide in the ground water. This water will be more aggressive than water with a "balanced pH". There are 3 main concerns with acidic water.
(1) It eats away at (dissolves) faucets, fittings, and copper pipes, as well as corrodes water-using appliances. Water heaters and plumbing are subject to leaks from acidic water. It is very important to balance the pH of your water to keep you from having costly plumbing repairs.
(2) The "blue green" stains on surfaces are the copper dissolved from your own plumbing. They are displeasing in appearance and difficult to remove.
(3) Elevated copper in your drinking and cooking water can contribute to health issues.
It is recommended that your pH be 7.0 or higher to prevent these types of issues. There are a number of methods for elevating your pH so use the form above to consult your Local Culligan Man to determine what will work for you.