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Why Does My Water Taste Like That?

Even if you get your water from a municipal source, you may find that your water quality is no longer what it once was. One of the most common signs that you need to have it tested is a strange taste. A professional water test may be exactly what you need to set your mind at ease, or give you the info you need to take action. Let’s look at some strange tastes and what they mean: 

Metallic Taste

There are plenty of materials that can lead to a metallic taste. Two of the most common are calcium and magnesium, the combination of which makes for hard water. While this has a relatively minor effect on you from day-to-day (sometimes it’s harsh on the skin and scalp, and it may lead to a lack of suds when using soap), it’s not harmful. What it will do, however, is leave mineral deposits within your pipes over time. Water softening can help. A metallic taste can also be due to excessive copper and iron.

Chemical Taste

Chlorine is commonly found in water coming from municipal water sources, and while it’s great for cleaning water, it leaves much to be desired in terms of taste. If your tap water tastes like a swimming pool, then you may want to consider a water treatment system.

Earthy or Musty Taste

During the water cycle, even treated water can pick up various contaminants that may affect the taste. There is no sure way to figure it out without a water test, but these could be the result of bacteria somewhere in your water supply.

Whatever might be wrong with your water supply, we are here to provide you with a solution. We offer a wide variety of water softeners, filtration systems and purifiers.

Call The Sunny Plumber for all of your water treatment system installation needs in Phoenix!

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