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When Does Water Have Too Much Acidity?

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You might not know this, but water with too much acidity can cause issues to your health and damages to your home’s piping system. This is largely because acidic water has a corrosive nature that can result in high levels of toxic metals in your water. Too much acidity in your drinking water is a serious problem and should be addressed immediately. Here’s how to know when your water has too much acidity, so that you can take action immediately.

Signs Your Water is Too Acidic

Some visible signals that you have acidic water are rust stains from your iron pipes, blue stains if you have copper pipes and corrosion of fixtures where your water exits the pipes. Over time, having water that is too acidic can lead to eventual pipe failure or pinhole leaks.

Another sign is the taste of your water—if it’s metallic or sour when you drink it, your water might have too much acid in it. Take all precautions necessary to ensure the safety of the water you are consuming as well as the potential complications too acidic water could cause to your home’s structure. If you notice the above signs, or are just wanting to monitor the acidity of your drinking water, contact a professional at EcoWater Systems.

Simply enter your zip code on our website, and we’ll match you with a EcoWater Systems professional who can test your water’s pH level and give you a proper water diagnosis.

What Are pH Levels and Why Do They Matter?

When water is tested, a pH sample is taken. pH, potential hydrogen, measures how acidic or basic your water levels are. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. Seven is the middle of the scale, which means water with this rating is neutral. Zero through seven indicates acidity, while seven through fourteen indicates alkalinity (AKA basic). The lower the pH level, the higher the acidity of your water. Water with low pH levels can corrode metals or other substances. Low pH levels are also linked to polluted water.

It is difficult for organisms (both plants and animals) to live in water with low pH. Naturally, this is an indication that acidic water is dangerous.

Contact EcoWater Systems for Your Water Analysis

If you suspect or discover that your water has low pH, EcoWater can help you remedy the issue. Our professionals are qualified to perform a comprehensive and efficient in-home water analysis to properly diagnose your water problems and provide a solution that will best suit your needs.

EcoWater Systems holds many certifications from a variety of water testing associations, including but not limited to the Water Quality Association (WQA), the National Sanitation Foundation, and the International Organization for Standardization of Geneva, Switzerland (ISO).

We have a variety of eco-responsible water filtration systems, water monitoring systems, and whole home systems available to our customers. The systems we offer at EcoWater will ensure that you and your home have the healthiest water possible!

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