Some kinda build up from our water supply
Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:01 PM
I get a white scaly build up on the shower head and sink drain, and you can kinda scrape it off with your fingernail. The kicker is, I only get it on the top floor bathroom. The other bathrooms and kitchen sink never see this. I am guessing it is hard water and the white is calcium, but we can wash the soap off us pretty fast and I always heard with hard water you can't get the soap off that good.
Anyway, the sink and/or shower heads were all replaced the same time (about a year ago) and only mine has the white scales on it and my shower head spits in all directions. Weird.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:47 AM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:09 PM
The ones that our master suggested said something about total hardness. I didn't realize they had test strips for that. I only seen the ones that did alkaline, like for swimming pools and such.
What would those test strips tell?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:39 AM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:18 AM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:32 AM
Do you have city water?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:59 PM
[align=left]Where Does My Water Come From?[/align]
[align=left]The Town of Ocean City Water Department customers are fortunate because they enjoy anabundant water supply from two underground aquifers: the Ocean City Aquifer and the Manokin Aquifer.Twenty-four wells draw from these aquifers and range
in depth from 200 feet to more than 400 feet.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:03 PM
Well, the reason I was asking is because our city adds a whole bunch of stuff to our water to make it 'safer' for us. It reeks of chlorine when I run it in the sink, and I don't know what all else it's treated with, but I wonder about what affect it may be having on my plumbing and my appliances and what, if any, chemical reactions may be going on between detergents and the city water.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:06 PM
And, I am not sure about the pink stuff.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:43 PM
Methylobacteria are often found in water purification and distribution systems, including water from dental units and blood bank purification units (Rice 2000). They can also be found automobile air-conditioning systems, printing paper machines, and other damp environments, and are common in tap water, as some strains exhibit resistance to chlorine. On shower curtains, they may contribute to the pink color of biofilm (Kelley 2004).
That whole page makes we wanna go clean my bathroom, but I know that it won't be good enough... :?
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