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How Can I Tell If There's a Problem With My Water Filtration System?

You and your family deserve clean water that is safe and healthy to drink. A home water filtration system is capable of removing many dangerous contaminants and chemicals that can be found in our water supply. However, these water filtration systems can also develop problems that require prompt attention to keep your water clean and free from contamination. The following information will cover several common issues with water filtration systems and what you can do about them. Common Problems with Water Filtration Systems There are several common problems that can occur with residential water filtration systems. These issues require prompt attention to keep your water supply free of contaminants. Dirty Filter Filters used in household water filtration systems need to be cleaned or replaced often. When your water begins to taste different or appear dirty, it is likely an issue with the filter. Each type of water filtration system uses a...
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Most common Well & Water issues in Ocean County

Over the last 15 years, the well water in Northern New Jersey has been getting steadily worse. In 2012, the Sierra Club released a study that tracked well water between 2002 and 2009. More than 12 percent of all wells in New Jersey, but particularly the north, have unsafe levels of many heavy metals and other toxic substances, including: Arsenic Mercury Nitrates Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) In January 2017, list of toxic substances found in New Jersey wells expanded to include ingredients that make up Teflon™, plastic food wrappers, and artificial textiles. Two of these chemicals are perfluoroctanesulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid. The worst problem with these two chemicals in particular is that they are unregulated, part of the loosening of New Jersey's statewide regulations regarding such chemicals in the early days of the Christie administration. Since then, the corporate-driven Advisory Board to the Department of Environmental Protection, predictably, put profits...
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What is a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are small pumps that work to keep a structure dry by preventing flooding. In most cases, people install them in the lowest section of their homes such as a crawlspace or a basement. Often, sump pumps are placed inside a sump pit that’s dug for the pump specifically. Several different kinds of sump pumps are available. This type of device usually lasts for 10 to 15 years. How Does a Sump Pump Work? Depending on how water enters a structure, drains may be added along the perimeter of a basement, crawlspace or exterior of a home. As water makes its way from the drains into the sump pit, the pump ejects it away from the building, keeping the interior dry. Most sump pumps function quietly. In fact, the only thing that you're likely to notice is a low-level hum when it pumps water away from your home. The device...
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How to prepare your pipes for winter

Properly preparing your water pipes for colder temperatures can help prevent your plumbing from freezing during the winter. Water expands as it freezes exerting tremendous pressure on metal and PVC pipes. As a result, frozen pipes can crack and leak causing expensive water damage. Pipes Most Likely to Freeze Some pipes are more susceptible to freezing because they are exposed to the elements. These include: • Outdoor water pipes, such as hose spigots, sprinkler systems and swimming pool supply lines • Water lines that run though unheated spaces like attics, basements, crawl spaces and garages • Pipes that run through exterior walls that have little or no insulation How to Prevent Frozen Pipes Before the onset of winter, follow these tips to protect your pipes from freezing. • Read and follow the manufacturer’s or installer’s instructions for draining and winterizing sprinkler systems and swimming pools. • Remove, drain and store outdoor...
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Top 3 Problems Lakewood, NJ Homes Have With Water Filtration Systems

Installing a water filtration system in your Lakewood, N.J., home is a smart move if you want to secure your safety and avoid exposing your family to harmful contaminants like mercury. It can also help reduce and eliminate foul odors. Unfortunately, like any other system you rely on for comfort and security, problems can arise. With that said, here are three common problems you might face with a water filtration system. Your Water Filtration System Might Not Eliminate the Bad Taste Although some water filtration system manufacturers claim that their products can improve the taste of your tap water, sometimes that just isn't the case. If eliminating the bad taste in your tap water is your primary concern, remember to first read some reviews and ask around before purchasing a water filtration system that addresses your needs. Your Water Filtration System Might Increase Your Utility Bill Reverse osmosis home water filtration...
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Top Three Problems of Water Filtration Systems in Toms River Homes

People from all across the country rely on filtration systems to ensure that they're actually drinking clean water that is free of contaminants, and the residents of Toms River, New Jersey, often make the choice to add one of these systems to their home in an effort to provide their family with the healthiest water supply possible. Whether you choose a small system that fits under your kitchen sink or a whole-house system, it's a smart move because a good filtration system will eliminate unpleasant impurities from your drinking water and improve its taste, smell and color. However, it won't help if the system doesn't work properly. Here at Aqua Solutions, these are the top three problems that we discover when we're called out to investigate a problem with the various filtration systems that are found in area homes. 1. The filtration system is incompatible with the water conditions. All water...
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Top 3 Problems Ocean County Homes Have With Water Filtration Systems

In most cases, installing a water filtration system in your home is a good idea if you want to clean your drinking water and protect your family from the harmful compounds that can contaminate it, including mercury. A water filtration system can also help reduce or even eliminate the foul odors that dirty water can emit. As with any other system that you use inside your home, a water filtration system can also present numerous problems. Here are three common ones for homeowners in Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer and Burlington Counties in New Jersey. Your Water Filtration System Might Not Always Remove the Bad Taste It's common for water filtration system manufacturers to claim that their systems will always improve the taste of your tap water to entice you to buy from them, but unfortunately, that isn't always the case. Before purchasing a water filtration system, it's important to speak with a...
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How Do I Know If I Need Well Pump Repair?

The signs are classic. The washing machine takes forever to fill. Your shower sputters half-heartedly. The dishwasher isn’t cleaning like it should, and forget washing the car. Your water pressure is falling, yet your electric bills are probably rising. Something just isn’t right with your well pump. If you don’t figure out what that something is, strain may cause it to fail entirely. That means no water at all. Symptoms of a Problem Normally, a ½-horsepower well pump should move about 5 gallons of water per minute, or about 600 gallons in a 2-hour period. Typically, however, change is gradual, and home owners don’t realize anything is wrong until the water supply: - Becomes intermittent, with stops and starts or ebbs, gushes and air spurts.- Perceptibly slows.- Ceases completely.- Takes a long time to recover following water use.- Is not as clear and sparkling as it should be. When water flow...
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Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Depending upon its source, water may contain a variety of naturally occurring minerals and bacteria. Municipal water systems remove these contaminants though various methods, including the use of chlorine and filtration equipment. If you use an unfiltered well, there is a chance that the water may have a foul odor. Why Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs Well water may contain high levels of sulfur and sulfur-reducing bacteria. As the bacteria dissolve the sulfur, it creates hydrogen sulfide gas, which smells like rotten eggs. The gas also occurs when water contains decaying organic matter or when it is filtered through certain types of rocks, such as pyrite. The presence of iron bacteria creates the ideal conditions for sulfur bacteria and the production of hydrogen sulfide. The gas can also make the water taste bad. The foul odor and taste are common issues with well water. The warm temperatures inside your water heater...
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Highlighting Our Sister-Site - www.floodandmoldnj.com

Highlighting Our Sister-Site - Flood and Mold NJ As New Jersey’s expert in well and water services, we know how important it is to have access to functional hydration solutions. We strive to ensure that our clients can depend on us for quality service no matter whether they want to upgrade their filtration systems or they require emergency repairs. Our team is proud to come to your aid with reliable methodologies and the industry’s best in potable water management options. Unfortunately, the life-giving power of water can also represent a destructive force that wreaks havoc on families and their possessions in floods. Our sister company, Flood and Mold NJ, is widely known as the premier resource for those who desperately need to recover from high-water events. Proven Expertise Flood and Mold NJ applies the same tradition of excellence to their work that we uphold every day. The main difference is that...
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Top Three Reasons You Need Aqua Guard

Top Three Reasons You Need Aqua Guard Aqua Guard is an exceptional plumbing technology that is now available to residential and commercial customers in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Mercer County, and Burlington Counties in NJ. This innovative system provides security against the most common types of plumbing problems that are experienced inside of the home. Avoid costly flooding caused by plumbing deficiencies by installing this effective and reliable solution in your home, office or commercial property. Contact one of our service professionals if you have any questions. Top Three Benefits of Aqua Guard There are many benefits to using this system for flood prevention. The system is fully automated, which reduces the amount of maintenance needed to ensure that you have access to a reliable water system at all times. The system is operated on an electrical system that has an auxiliary energy backup in place in case there is any...
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What To Do When Your Pipes Burst

What To Do When Your Pipes Burst Broken pipes can cause frustration, and they can create a lot of inconvenience for homeowners as well as businesses. When a pipe breaks or bursts, immediate repairs are necessary. You will have to take immediate action if your pipes burst. Try to learn about the early warning signs, which can help you to avoid the worst cases. You should also understand the various reasons that these pipes may burst. Once you determine the nature of the problem, you can prevent this from happening again in the future. Winter is the worst time to deal with frozen pipes. When the temperature drops below zero, the water inside of the pipes may start to freeze. Once the metal becomes extremely cold, it will contract. A small rise in the temperature around the metal pipes can cause them to expand suddenly, which can crack the metal itself....
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Why do you Need a Water Softener?

Why do you Need a Water Softener? While it may seem strange to think of water as being hard or soft, hard water can cause a range of problems while soft water doesn’t. Water is called hard when it contains an abundance of minerals. These minerals have a tendency to buildup and latch onto surfaces as a hardened coating. If your area has hard water, then your skin may feel itchy and dry. The extra minerals in the water can also cause your dishes to appear dingy, fade the color of your clothes and damage your home’s appliances. To offset the damage caused by hard water, install a water softener in your home. This type of system offers many benefits. What is a Water Softener? A water softener is a tank system that uses tiny resin beads to filter out the minerals within hard water. To prevent hard water buildup within...
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Don't Let a Broken Water Pump Ruin Your Holidays

Don't Let a Broken Water Pump Ruin Your Holidays With the holidays just around the corner, you’re making plans, and the coming season looks bright. From serving up a Thanksgiving feast to hosting friends and family for Christmas, the house will be a very busy place. The last thing you need this time of year is a broken water pump. You depend on regular inspections and maintenance to take care of the system, but bad things can happen to good water pumps. If you know what to look for, you can often spot trouble in time to avoid an emergency repair call. How Good Pumps Go Bad While you enjoy the low cost and superior quality of well water, the technology that delivers it to your tap can develop problems. Ground water sediments act as abrasives in pump components, and mineral buildup takes a toll. If your pressure tank isn’t correctly...
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Preparation Tips for Hurricane Matthew

Storm Preparation As Hurricane Matthew approaches landfall in the US this is a good time to remember an easy preparation tip. This storm can include lightning that can cause electrical power surges that could damage your home’s sensitive electronics and other electrical components. This lightning can also strike and damage well pumps & pressure tanks. Before the storm arrives turn off power to your sensitive electronics and unplug them to prevent a power surge. Once the storm passes and it’s safe to turn the power on again continue using your electronics. Because a hurricane can drop a large amount of rain in a short period, spend a few extra minutes inspecting your home and its surroundings for flood damage when it’s safe to go outside. What to do if there's storm Damage? As always, don't hesitate to call us at Aqua Solutions at 732-374-3986 if you have any questions either before or...
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Keep Your Filtration System Updated This Fall

Keep Your Filtration System Updated This Fall Water filtration systems make a great investment for anyone. Also, homes with advanced systems that include softeners, whole-house filtration, pumps and drainage components are more attractive to buyers. As the cooler seasons approach, it is important to keep the filtration system updated whether it is for personal use or to prepare the home for selling. These are the main reasons to pay attention to maintenance and updates and what can happen if you ignore common problems. Safer Drinking Water Filtration systems remove harmful toxins such as byproducts of chlorine, aluminum, arsenic and fluoride. These substances can lead to Alzheimer's, a weaker immune system, several types of cancer and other chronic illnesses. Also, aluminum has been linked to many developmental issues with young children. The easiest way to keep these substances out of your drinking water is to change system filters regularly. Also, test the...
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Is a Well the Right Choice for Your Property?

For many property owners, well water is a great decision—it’s cost efficient and the quality is unbelievable compared to traditional tap water. Many people who convert to well water don’t go back to traditional on-the-grid water, because the quality that comes from the water being naturally filtered as it travels through the Earth can’t be replicated by man-made processes. In fact, we at Aqua Solutions strongly recommend well water for certain property owners residing in specific areas. Does this mean that well water is the right decision for your property? A lot of people ask if using a well for water is right for them or if they should use on-the-grid water from the state. We’re here today to give you some points to think about before deciding what kind of water is right for your property. How close is your property to the water grid? Sometimes, it’s more cost-efficient to...
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Elements that Can Damage Your Well & Pump System

Having well water for your property can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience for property owners throughout New Jersey, and many other states that allow it. New Jersey’s underground is rich with aquifers—underground caches full of natural water ready to be used– contributing to the increasing popularity of well water in recent decades. However, this water does not come without risks— wells and well pumps are sensitive pieces of machinery that require routine checkups or well pump repair to ensure they are working at their maximum efficiency. There are many things that put wells at risk, and in this segment, we’re going to cover a few of them. Having Your Pump “Sucking Air” Wells involve drilling a pipeline deep into the ground to where the underground water supply is feeding a healthy amount of water to the area. However, this area comes at a price—often the underground water supply can...
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Hard Water – Basic Information for You

We don’t just want to be well service providers, we want to be educators for our valued clientele and beyond. That’s why we talk a lot about water purification and water softening services. So, what’s the importance of controlling the levels of your water hardness? There are many different reasons for this; it can be beneficial for your health as well as the well-being of the plumbing and appliances in your property. What makes water hard? Minerals. Typically, there’s trace amounts of chalk and lime, but hard water mostly contains calcium and magnesium. Water only becomes “soft” when the calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with sodium ions. This ionization process is exactly what takes place in the water purification systems we build for our clientele. So why remove the minerals and replace them with sodium at all? There are a few reasons. When is Hard Water a Problem? In the...
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Check Your Pipes; Scale and Corrosion Will Cost You

If you’re not living in a brand new house, we recommend you check pipes around your home for corrosion. Corroding pipes leak water, which is bad for the environment and your house. You want to remediate your corrosion problems before they get out of hand and you need to do major repairs and replacements. You can learn a lot about your water supply by looking at your pipes, if you know what to look for, and that’s why we’re here. Scale is what we call the minerals that build up on your pipes and surfaces; they are left behind as residue from your water when it’s not being properly softened to have the minerals removed. In a nutshell, scale will clog pipes, creating all sorts of problems in your plumbing. Corrosion is when acidity from your water slowly erodes and breaks down the materials of your pipelines. Corrosion means weakened pipes,...
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