Water Quality Problems Affecting Your Home

From PFAs, chlorine, to heavy metals, these common water quality problems can affect the health of your home and your family.

Common Water Contaminants Affecting Your Water Quality

Whether your water comes from the town, city, municipality, or a well-water source, you may have contaminants in your water. Our water sources are often riddled with heavy metals, minerals, chemicals, and microorganisms. Explore our guide, highlighting common water contaminants, and learn about each contaminant's properties and potential impacts. Continue reading to learn the top benefits of improved water quality and what you should consider when determining your water quality.

Hard Water

Water with high amounts of calcium and magnesium. Signs of hard water may include mineral stains, spots on glasses and silverware from the dishwasher, and decreased water pressure.


Commonly used in municipal drinking water, this chemical helps eliminate potentially harmful microorganisms found in freshwater.


This mineral found in rocks and soil gives water a brownish discoloration, resulting in unpleasant odors, bitter taste, and brown water stains.


Lead can commonly enter through drinking water through the corrosion of existing lead water service lines and lead-lined water tanks or plumbing fixtures.


(PFOAs & PFOSs) consist of many chemicals used in industrial and consumer products for heat and fluid resistance since the 1950s.


Inadequately treated water may contain coliform bacteria, legionella, giardia, and enteric viruses. The WQA recommends the use of UV water treatment systems.


This contaminant is naturally occurring within the ground and an industrial byproduct of coal burning. Arsenic can enter groundwater from existing deposits and pollution.


Chloramines used as an disinfectant by water utilities may cause corrosion of copper and lead pipes. Since the 1930s (ppm) chloramine levels continue to increase within municipal water supplies.

Acidic Water

Water with pH levels of less than 7. For water, pH levels indicate how acidic it may be (alkaline levels). A primary concern of acidic water is high levels of heavy metals.


Naturally occurring in surface and groundwater at lower levels. High levels of nitrate in well water often result from improper well construction, overuse of chemical fertilizers, & disposal of bio-waste.


Commonly found in municipal drinking water, ammonia is a by-product of chloramine use. Long-term ingestion of 1 mg/l (ppm) in drinking water may cause potential health problems.

Hydrogen Sulfide

When hydrogen sulfide is present, water smells like rotten eggs or sulfur. This colorless gas is extremely corrosive to metal pipes, turning them black and eventually causing leaks.

Goodbye Contaminants.
Hello Clean Water.

Water quality varies from home to home. Water treatment for one home may not be suitable for another. Water filtration and treatment systems for your home help ensure the water you drink, bathe or cook with is clean and safe for you and your family. See our water filtration and treatment solutions.

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Top Benefits of Improved Water Quality

Always Enjoy Clean & Pure Drinking Water

From every faucet enjoy clean and pure drinking water with whole-home water purification.

Reduce, Save On Soaps & Detergents

With softer, mineral free water the cleaning power of your soap increases, reducing excessive use.

Have Healthier, Smoother, Softer Skin & Hair

Eliminating heavy metals, chlorine, and fluoride from your water can improve the overall health of your skin and hair.

Reduce Potential Plumbing Problems

With water filtration you can reduce the minerals and heavy metals that could damage plumbing.

Reduce Water Rust & Limescale Buildup

Water purification can reduce water rust, mineral, and limescale buildup in sinks, showers, etc.

Increase Appliance Longevity

Whole-home water filtration can prevent water minerals and heavy metals from damaging appliances.

Free Residential Water Testing & Well-Water Testing

We strive to improve the water quality in your home through on-site testing. Our specialists will perform the testing in the comfort of your own home and go over the results with you. Once we have the baseline understanding of your water problems, we can recommend the proper treatment solution that meets your unique water quality needs.

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Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering
Your Home’s Water Quality

Is your water safe?

When asking yourself about your home's water safety, you should consider what common contaminants may be polluting it. From arsenic, radon, lead, chloramines, and PFAS, these contaminants can prove to be hazardous to your water quality. Connect with our team of water experts today and have Aqualite US help you determine if your water is safe.

Are there know water quality problems in the area you live?

Not many homeowners know what water quality problems may persist within their town, city, municipality, or well water source. Even though each home has unique and individual water quality problems, you can get a baseline annual water quality report for your region directly from the EPA's website (Environmental Protection Agency). Click here and enter your town or city to view the water quality report for your region.

Is your water clean enough to drink from the faucet?

If your answer is NO, then consider why. Whether it's uncertainty about your water quality or your water has a foul smell or taste, you should consider some form of water filtration. Connect with our team today and have Aqualite US determine the right drinking-water and home water quality solution for you and your family.

Is your water costing you money?

Not many homeowners realize the costly impact poor water quality can have. If your home has hard water, the performance and longevity of your major home appliances may be impacted, resulting in costly repairs, replacements, and possible plumbing issues. Additionally, hard and mineral-rich water can also contribute to excessive soaps, and detergents use. Consider the amount of savings you could see by reducing the volume of soaps and detergents your family uses.

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We Offer Financing For All Our Water Treatment Systems

If you’re tight on cash or looking to split the cost of a water treatment system into payments, you can get a loan to pay for your water problem solution. Aqualite US offers convenient, affordable financing options for consumers to extend their purchasing power and manage and pay their loans.

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Looking For A Whole-Home Water Softener System?

Look no further, Aqualite provides Puronics® whole-home water softener, purification, and conditioning systems. Each whole-home water purification system is specifically designed to reduce levels of common water contaminants. Packed with advanced and patented technology from Puronics®, our systems can provide cleaner, softer, and safer water for your entire home and family.

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Whether you have a private well or city water, having the assurance that your water is clean and safe is priceless. That’s why Aqualite offers free water testing and provides custom water solutions to meet your water quality needs.

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Aqualite US is a family-owned business and operated by the Mesquita family. We are proud to provide quality, dependable water filtration, and water purification services. Our team of technicians and installers are knowledgeable, friendly and are here to provide the best solutions for you.

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