If the pH imbalance of your water is off, then a water acid neutralizer system can correct it. Signs that you have acidic water are if there are blue or green stains on your plumbing appliances, typically in your toilet tank or around your sink drain. This is because the minerals and contaminants in water are mixing with the metallic properties in your copper pipes, leaving those colorful stains. While not harmful to drink, it can make your water taste tinny or sour. Acidic water causes damage to your pipes by slowly corroding them, eventually causing tiny holes which lead to leaks. If you need a water acid neutralizer system in San Jose, CA, call Miracle Plumbing Inc. today at (408) 599-7108.
What is a Water Acid Neutralizer System?
Commonly seen in well water systems but can be used in any plumbing system that has copper piping, an acid neutralizer injects chemicals that react with the acids in the water, causing them to dissolve. The high concentration of hydrogen ions in water lowers its pH, causing acidity. Acid water is caused by pollution, chemical dumping, floods, soil in groundwater, plant decomposition, or acid rainfall. A water acid neutralizer system uses the mineral calcite to cancel out the extra hydrogen, filtering the acidity. As water flows through the neutralizing filter, the calcite slowly dissolves the hydrogen.
Water acid neutralizer systems do not filter out contaminants; they only remove acid, so if you want filtered water, you would have to install another water treatment system. These systems can also sometimes increase water hardness as the acid neutralizer is having to add minerals to water to combat bad minerals already in the water. You may need to get a water softener if you find that your water has become too hard for your liking.
Call Us Today For Water Acid Neutralizer System Installation
When our plumbers come out to help with your plumbing problem, we can also perform a pH test and you see how acidic your water is. This can help determine what kind of water acid neutralizer system you need. Little maintenance is needed once installed – just refill the tank once a year. If you need water acid neutralizer installation in San Jose, CA, call Miracle Plumbing Inc. at (408) 599-7108 today.