High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

3 Signs Your Water System Needs To Be Looked At

Construction & Contractors Blog

Water treatment systems are a great addition to any home. They help give you crisp, clean water for your whole family to enjoy. While these systems often work fine, there comes a time when you might have to do repairs on your water softener to keep it working properly. To help you determine when your system needs to be looked at, here are three common signs to be on the lookout for.

Discolored water.

If the water in your system has turned from a clear liquid into a dirty orange-colored liquid, that often means something isn't right. The first thing to do is check and make sure your system has an adequate supply of salt in it. When the salt runs out of your system, it will end up causing the water quality to suffer. The salt is what helps to eliminate the hardness in the water and pull out all of the impurities. If your system is out of salt, refill it and run it through a cycle to help get your softener back in working order and start eliminating the minerals from your supply.

Low water pressure.

If your water pressure starts dropping, that might be a problem with your filter being clogged or a clog in the line somewhere preventing water from coming into the home. Check your filter and see if it needs to be changed. When looking at your filter, check for signs of discoloration or a film on the outside of the filter. Oftentimes, changing the filter is enough to restore the water pressure to your home. If the filter is fine, you need to have someone check the lines to see if there is a clog somewhere that needs to be taken care of to restore water pressure to the home.

Foul odor in the water.

Water should smell fresh and clean. If the water starts smelling like rotten eggs, it might be due to too much sulfur in your water. If that is the case, you might need to swap out the filter in your system and start using one that can combat that odor. It might be an issue with your water tank that needs to be looked at as well. There is no reason for your water to start smelling funny unless there is something going on with your system that needs to be taken care of quickly.

If any of the above are going on around your home, you need to turn to a professional to help diagnose the problem. Contact a company like Golden Gate Well Drilling & Water Conditioning for more information.

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16 March 2016