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What Your Water is Trying to Tell You

If you are having issues related to the hardness of your water, Water Purifiner can help. Among the products we have in stock are water softeners for Ottawa and surrounding area clients. Water softening is the removal calcium, magnesium, and other metal particles in hard water. A water softener will save you money by reducing your use of soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies. It also lowers your energy consumption by reducing build-up in water heaters. Your hair will be softer and more manageable and you’ll have silky skin after showering. Not only this – but you’ll also add years to the life of your appliances! The Water Purifiner will suggest which equipment will be best for your purest and safest drinking water. We guarantee our work 100% … We Care About You!

What Does Water Hardness Mean?

At The Water Purifiner, hard water is one of the most common issues we see. Hardness is a characteristic of natural water when there is a presence of calcium and magnesium dissolved in it. It is responsible for scale formation in pipes and water heaters and can form an insoluble “curd” when it reacts with certain soaps. It is measured as its calcium carbon equivalent by parts per million (ppm). For instance, the baselines for the hardness of water are:

  • Less than 1.0 ppm – Soft
  • 1.0 to 3.5 ppm – Slightly Hard
  • 3.5 to 7.0 ppm – Moderately Hard
  • 7.0 to 10.5 ppm – Hard
  • More than 10.5 ppm – Very Hard

Water Quality: What Are the Signs?

The quality of your water can actually have a lot to do with issues in your home and with your health. If your washing machine is requiring more and more detergent to clean your clothes than normal, that could be related to the quality of your water. If your shower is leaving your hair feeling dull and your skin dry and itchy, that too could be a result of your water. Drinking unclean water can also contribute to a myriad of health issues. We have solutions to these problems and more, including:


  • Iron

  • Hard water

  • Coliform

  • Tannins

  • Bacteria

  • Staining

  • Water Deposits

  • White Film

  • Spots

  • Sulphur

  • Egg Smell

  • Smelly water

  • E. Coli

  • Organics

  • Rusting

  • Yellowing

  • Iron Stains

  • No Suds

  • Yellowed White Laundry

  • Minerals in the Water

  • Salty Water

  • Yellow Water

  • Rusty Water

  • Tin Taste

  • Chlorine Taste

  • Calcium

  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Symptoms of Iron in Your Water

Symptoms of Iron in Your Water

  • Dry Skin, Itchy Skin or other forms of skin irritation

  • Hair Colour Darkens

  • Increased use of Laundry Detergent, Hand Soaps and Body Soaps

  • Metallic-Taste

  • Odours from the water such as a rotten-eggs smell

  • Reduction in water pressure

  • Scale Buildup and Clogging in Pipes

  • Staining on bathtubs, toilet bowls and other household appliances

  • Staining on utensils, dishes, cups etc

  • Stains on Clothes

  • Skin irritations

rusty water

In general, well water that comes from a faucet or a tap will appear clear and colorless. But when water contains colorless, dissolved iron and is allowed to stand in a cooking container or makes contact with a sink or a bathtub, the iron will combine with oxygen from the air and form reddish-brown particles, known as rust. Manganese, on the other hand, will form brownish-black particles. These types of impurities will give a metallic taste to water and food.

Why Do I need an Iron Remover?

When small amounts of iron are found it water, it is often due to the large amount of iron that is present in the soil as well iron carried by corrosive water from pipes. When clothing is washed in water containing excessive iron, it can become stained a brownish colour. It can also impact the taste of beverages, like tea and coffee. Manganese will produce a brownish colour in laundered clothing and will leave black particles on fixtures and affects the taste of beverages.

To figure out exactly what’s wrong with your water, you can schedule a free in-home water analysis and we will figure out the problem. Call to schedule your water analysis!

Service area

  • Ottawa

  • Kemptville

  • Carp

  • Manotick

  • Nepean

  • Almonte

  • Russell

  • Vars

  • Arnprior

  • Gatineau

  • Perth

  • Cumberland

  • Aylmer

  • Gloucester

  • Embrun

  • Navan

  • Kars

  • Metcalfe

  • Orleans

  • Rockland

  • Greely

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