A water well is a great way to add fresh, nutrient-rich water to your home, but it can carry rust. While it’s not dangerous to your health, it’s important to recognize rust and take steps to eliminate it. If you’ve recently had well drilling services done, familiarize yourself with the following.
Everything You Need to Know About Rusty Water
What Causes Rusty Water?
Water that comes from well drilling is filled with healthy minerals. Over time, buildup can create red-brown water because of rust, which is oxidized iron. This occurs when iron in water sediment breaks down. Iron can also naturally occur in a water source or be temporarily caused by a local disturbance if you’re connected to a municipal system. It can also be linked to corroded piping, which is an issue since pipes may burst. Rusty water may look unappealing and stain ceramic sinks and toilets, but it doesn’t pose a health risk.
How Do I Get Rid of It?
If you notice discolored liquid, reach out to well drilling professionals to perform a water quality test to confirm that it’s rust. You can then use a water softener to remove rust in your well. Typically, salt-based products are used to accomplish this. You can also use rust removal products in addition to the water softener. If you have a high iron content in your water supply, consider adding a water purification filter to your system to keep it out. It’s wise to schedule an inspection from a well drilling professional to ensure that you don’t have corroding pipes that are at risk of breaking down and leading to serious water damage.
If you’re interested in adding a well to your property, the team at Hewitt-Messenger Well Drilling & Pump Service can help. Serving Springfield, Republic, Rogersville, Ozark, and Branson, MO, they offer comprehensive well drilling and maintenance services and are proud to hold an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau®. They provide water softener and purification solutions and will ensure you get lasting service from your system. Call (417) 725-8816 to speak with an associate, and visit their website to explore their services further.