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Low Water pH

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pH is a 0-14 scale used to measure the level of acidity in a solution. The lower the number, the more acidic, and the higher the number, the more basic. Since water is a solution, the pH of pure water should be a 7, or neutral. When that number decreases, it becomes more acidic and harmful.

Water can become acidic thanks to pollution. Atmospheric carbon dioxide or acid rainfall can quickly turn pure water into an acidic solution. If your water comes from a source near a factory or mining facility, the better the chances your water has a low pH.

You will notice your water becoming more acidic the more it tastes like metal. You can also see the effects of low pH if there are blue-green stains appearing near faucets, drains or inside your toilet tank.

The stain makes the iron or copper weak as the acidity eats away at the material and can cause costly damage to your water heater and other fixtures.

Contact one of our water experts to test your water’s pH level. They will provide you with the right solution for your acidic water problem.