Water Problems

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Hard Water
“Hard Water” is common in New Jersey. It causes spots, calcium scaling, stains and many more problems.
All water contains dissolved minerals that occur naturally in water sources. But some water has such high levels of dissolved calcium, magnesium and iron, that it is called "hard water." Hard water is common in both municipal and well water sources. Municipalities are responsible for providing potable water and so rarely correct for hard water. Well water is often hard, and presents other problems as well, since many wells are increasingly contaminated with chemicals.

Hard water is one of the most common water problems in New Jersey, and the culprit behind many persistent problems, such as stains on laundry and fixtures, soap scum, corroded pipes and appliances, mineral scale buildup on fixtures and poor tasting and smelling drinking water.
Many people endure hard water problems for years before they realize it is the source of their dry skin and hair, poor soap lathering, bathtub ring, dingy laundry and more

Fix hard water with a Suburban Morris water softening system. Water softeners work by removing problem minerals found in your water, such as calcium, magnesium and iron, and replacing these hard water mineral ions with "soft" ions (usually sodium).

Not all water conditioning systems are the same — Suburban Morris provides ElectraSoft water softening equipment, which is manufactured according to our own exceptional standards and offers the most exceptional warranty in the business. We will inspect your home or business and recommend the type and size of water softener that is best for your need.

Properly conditioned water tastes better, is healthier for you, and saves you from spending money on unnecessary repair or replacement of corroded fixtures and appliances.
Stop water problems like mineral buildup on fixtures Avoid water problems like mineral buildup inside pipes
Mineral Buildup on Fixtures
Scrubbing won't solve your mineral buildup problem, and the bigger problem may be the one you CAN'T see inside your pipes!
Mineral buildup often appears as a white, scaly coating found on the fixtures in your home, such as your showerhead or faucet. If you're seeing signs of mineral buildup (an annoying and unsightly coating on your fixtures), this usually means that you have “hard water.” Unfortunately, if you can see evidence of mineral buildup, this means that there is also buildup in the areas of your home that you can't see. Calcium in your water can build up inside your pipes and everyday appliances, keeping them from working effectively and even causing permanent damage. Think of all the appliances you use daily that need water to operate including water heaters, dishwashers, showerheads, lawn sprinklers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, irons, steamers and more. A water softener from Suburban Morris will stop mineral build up and help to improve the performance of your appliances.
Stop water problems like mineral buildup on fixtures Avoid water problems like mineral buildup inside pipes
Solve water problems like blue-green stains Some water problems need neutralizing systems
Blue-green Stains on Fixtures and Appliances
Many New Jersey towns suffer from acidic water, which causes blue green stains in sinks, tubs and showers. We can help.
Do you often find blue-green stains on your fixtures and appliances? These stains could mean that your water has a low pH. While traveling from its source water often passes over and through hard rock such as granite or marble, and can become more acidic. This type of water doesn't normally taste or smell different but common symptoms of acidic water include blue-green stains found on fixtures and pipes plus the seemingly mysterious corrosion of your water based appliances (water heater, washing machine, ice maker, etc.). Your home should be a “neutral zone.” We can easily correct high acid levels by using neutralizing water treatment systems.
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Iron Deposits
Yes, rusty water CAN be this bad! But our Suburban Morris water quality experts can help.
When water travels from its source, it often picks up high concentrations of minerals along the way from naturally occurring rock formations or from old rusting pipes. A metallic or rusty look, taste and smell may indicate that your water contains high levels of iron. Iron may color water yellow, red or orange. It can also smell bad, have a metallic taste and stain laundry and fixtures. Water high in iron can also clog wells, pumps and sprinklers and severely corrode pipes and appliances, causing leaks and appliance repair or replacement. We can iron out all your water problems with an iron removal water conditioning system.
Water problems include high levels of iron
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Stains on Fixtures, Dishes and Laundry
Aren't you tired of fighting mysterious stains? Chances are, they come from your hard water and we can eliminate them.
Do you often find black, yellow, red, or brown stains on your bathroom and kitchen fixtures, dishes and laundry? When water travels from its source, it often picks up high concentrations of minerals along the way, such as calcium, magnesium, or iron. Those annoying and sometimes mysterious stains are often signs that your water contains high levels of minerals. Minerals can color your water, stain laundry and discolor your valuable fixtures. Water high in minerals can also wear out fabrics faster, fade colors, clog wells, pumps and sprinklers and seriously corrode your pipes and appliances. You shouldn't have to clean up after your water! A Suburban Morris water softener will help prevent unsightly stains.
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Reddish Slime in Toilet
Say NO to slime! That bacteria in your water needs to go and we can help.
Have you discovered a reddish slime in your toilet flush tank or toilet bowl? This can often be a sign that your water contains iron bacteria. When water travels from its source, it often picks up high concentrations of minerals along the way, including iron. Water containing particularly high levels of iron can lead to iron bacteria – the culprit behind that reddish slime found in your toilet. We can iron out all your water problems. Suburban Morris removes high levels of iron from your water with our iron removal water conditioning system.
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Hard water problems means needing more soap to lather
Hard water problems means needing more soap to lather
Poor Soap Lathering
No suds? The same amount of soap in soft water (left) produces no suds in hard water. We can fix that.
When you wash dishes, shower or bathe, is your soap just not cutting it? Poor soap lathering is usually caused by "hard" water. When water travels from its source, it often picks up high concentrations of minerals including dissolved calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. While not normally a health risk, hard water can lessen the lathering effect of soaps and detergents, requiring much more soap. Hard water also shortens the life span of your appliances, costing you even more. This means you work harder to clean, and spend more money on detergents and on replacing or repairing appliances. A water softener can fix your hard water problems quickly and easily.
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Soap Scum and Grimy Ring-around-the-tub
Hard water doesn't dissolve soap easily and so leaves soap scum floating on the water to make that nasty "ring-around-the-tub” and drain.
Is it nearly impossible to remove the ring left by water standing in your sink, tub and toilet? After cleaning, do greasy or grimy rings still form around the drains in your tub and sink? Are your porcelain fixtures stained and worn looking? When water travels from its source, it often picks up high concentrations of minerals along the way, creating hard water. Soap scum is formed when a white solid results from adding soap to hard water containing calcium or magnesium, which react poorly with the fatty acid component of soap. Instead of dissolving the soap, the resulting residue floats on the water and clings to the surface of your sink or bathtub, creating that nasty "ring-around-the-tub." A water softener will create soft water that easily dissolves soap and creates luxurious suds. In fact, many people accustomed to using hard water continue to use far too much soap. You may find you can reduce the amount of soap and detergent dramatically when using soft water.
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Stop mineral buildup due to hard water problems
Stop mineral buildup due to hard water problems
Internal Mineral Buildup
Hard water causes deposits to build up in water pipes and inside appliances causing reduced water pressure, inefficient water flow and ruined appliances.
Does your water trickle from your pipes? Do you have poor water pressure? Have you found calcium buildup in your pipes or hot water heater? Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. Mineral scale buildup can often affect fixtures and appliances, shortening their life span and causing costly repairs and replacements, such as water heater leaking and repair or replacement. People may not realize that these recurring problems are simply caused by hard water – a problem we can easily fix! Install a water softener and stop throwing your money down the drain with costly repairs and replacements.
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Poor Quality Drinking Water
Healthy water is very important. But bottled water is wildly expensive and unregulated. Water pitcher filters are a pain. We have the answers.
Water quality is complicated. Municipal water supplies must be treated with chemicals to make the water drinkable. Chlorine and fluoride are common additives that many people prefer to remove from their drinking water. Sewage systems overtaxed by flooding, power outages, chemical spills and many other problems often compromise water sources. Bottled water, whether in single serving plastic bottles or in bottled water coolers is largely unregulated, costs hundreds of times more than other water and is causing one of the worst environmental waste problems on the planet. Refrigerator water filter pitchers are annoying to use and vary widely varied in effectiveness.
Cure drinking water problems with a Suburban Morris water filtration or water purification system. Suburban Morris has you covered. We provide many water filtration and purification options, including easy faucet-mounted filters, counter top filters, under sink filters, reverse osmosis purification to remove bacteria, heavy metals, bottleless water coolers for any size home or business and more. [link]
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Cloudiness means water problems Cloudiness means water problems
Cloudiness means water problems Cloudiness means water problems
Cloudy Water
You don't need to live with cloudy drinking water. Water softening and drinking water filtration systems can solve your problem.
When you pour a glass of water, is it cloudy and does it take a long time to settle? Cloudy water is normally caused by over-pressurization in New Jersey water sources in which case the cloudiness should be gone in just moments. If not, cloudy water could be a sign that your water contains impurities. We care about the quality of water you use every day. If your water contains unpleasant or even potentially harmful impurities we can recommend the right water filtration or water purification system for your specific problems.
Smelly odors may indicate bacteria-type water problems
Moldy or Fishy Taste and/or Odor
Yuck! Nobody likes water that smells bad and tastes nasty. You don't need to put up with it any longer.
We all know water should be clear, and shouldn't smell or taste of anything unpleasant. If your water tastes or smells suspicious, we need to find out why. A few things might cause a moldy or fishy taste or smell in your water, including high algae concentrations at your water source or mold or bacteria buildup in your pipes. While not necessarily toxic, it's certainly unpleasant water to drink and to use. We're here to change that. A bacteria water purification system from Suburban Morris removes unpleasant tastes and odors from your water.
Smelly odors may indicate bacteria-type water problems
Water problems like sulfer need purification
Water problems like sulfer need purification
"Rotten Egg" Odor
That rotten egg smell might be from hydrogen sulfide in your water. It’s not a health risk so not a major concern for municipal water treatment, but we can fix it.
If your water tastes or smells suspicious, you need to find out why. When water travels to your home or business, it often picks up high concentrations of minerals and gases along the way. If your water smells of rotten eggs it's usually a sign that your water contains high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, a colorless, corrosive gas commonly found deep down in New Jersey groundwater that is hard to detect apart from its tell tale smell. Water containing high levels of hydrogen sulfide tastes bad, can leave an unpleasant scent on your dishes and clothing, and can gradually corrode your appliances. It's very unpleasant water to drink and to use. A Suburban Morris sulfur removal water purification system from Suburban Morris will remove unpleasant tastes and odors from your water.
Chlorine taste - one of many correctable water problems
Chlorine Taste or Odor
Most municipal water is treated with various chemicals, including chlorine. We have water filtration systems that can remove the chlorine, and more.
Does your water taste like chlorinated pool water? New Jersey municipalities often add chlorine to water sources to prevent waterborne contamination. While chlorine treatment does help to kill harmful bacteria at its source, it is no longer necessary once the water reaches your home and can be filtered out by installing chlorine removal systems in your home, helping to eliminate chlorine taste and odor.
Chlorine taste - one of many correctable water problems
Waterborne bacteria may cause serious water problems
Waterborne bacteria may cause serious water problems
Recurring Intestinal Disorders
Harmful bacteria can escape even municipal water treatment efforts and well water should be tested once a year. A water purification system can help you feel secure.
Do members of your household or business frequently suffer from intestinal disorders? Does your water have an "off" taste or smell? Waterborne bacteria or viruses sometimes cause intestinal disorders (a problem more common in well water than in municipal water sources, but one that occurs in both). By ensuring that your water is free of bacteria your water will taste better, and, more importantly, you will feel better. Suburban Morris will provide information for having your water tested to identify the cause of contamination and can install a bacteria purification system so your water is free and clear of contaminants.
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Bottled Water Problems
Where do we start? Unregulated quality, toxins from plastics, drastic pollution, transport issues and the outrageous cost are just some of the problems. You can do better.
Today, people spend hundreds times more than they need to for bottled water. Even so, that “convenient” water in plastic bottles is largely unregulated. Much of it is simply tap water and since water is a solvent, even new types of plastic bottles leach chemicals into the water before you drink it. The best reason of all to forego bottled water is to stop the disastrous waste it generates. There is no place on earth that plastic water bottles have not already polluted. Since plastic does not decompose for thousands of years, the problem continues to grow daily and may never go away.
Drinking water filtration, purification systems and bottleless water coolers are the solution. Provide your own endless supply of delicious filtered water effortlessly and on demand. There is a perfect system for your home or business — no more lugging and storing bottles of water, no more questionable water quality, and you’ll love the tremendous savings over the price of bottled water! Need delicious water on the go? Refill STAINLESS or GLASS LINED portable water bottles. There are many styles available at sports stores and these bottles won’t leach chemicals into your water or endlessly pollute the environment.
Empty plastic bottles are water problems
Bottled H2O costs are huge water problems
Bottled H2O costs are huge water problems
The Cost of Bottled Water
$2 will buy you about 1,000 gallons of tap water to filter at home or one bottle of prepackaged water. How much money are you wasting?
It’s crazy. Bottled water in the USA can cost up 2,000% more than tap water. More than gasoline. More than milk. Even more than beer! One gallon of individually bottled water costs about $10. Compare that to a gallon of milk, gasoline or even many beers. But soon bottled water will be the world’s most consumed packaged beverage to the detriment of our environment, our health and our wallets.

Why do single serve sodas and bottled water cost the same? Bottled water is often no better than tap water, but it is a convenience item that competes against soda, which is why it’s available in the same vending machines. You’re paying for the oil and manufacturing used make the plastic packaging, the tap water (in many cases) to fill the bottles, the storage space, the machinery, fuel and tolls for transportation. And more. It adds up. And you don’t need to pay it. Ever.

Many people say they buy bottled water for the convenience. But most bottled water is purchased in bulk at mass merchandisers and grocery stores. Only about 10% of bottled water is purchased “on the go.”

Are you buying bottled water only to lug it back to your home or office where you have unlimited water that is easily filtered to better quality than most bottled water? There are many excellent filtration alternatives that are far less expensive than bottled water. See our TREATMENT SYSTEMS to learn more.
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Bottled Water Quality
Nearly half of bottled water brands are tap water. What’s in your water?
Your bottled water is probably labeled with a beautiful picture of a mountain stream. But 45% of bottled water sold in the U.S. is actually purified tap water, according to Peter Gleick, a scientist and author of “Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water.” Bottled water industry spokesmen say there is no problem with that because they provide convenience and compete against soft drinks, not tap water. Oops, did you know that?

Bottled water sold across state lines is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but does not apply to 60 to 70 percent of the bottled water sold in the United States because it does NOT cross state lines from where it is bottled. Think about that — where is your expensive bottled water coming from?
Many people buy bottled water to avoid the chlorine and fluoride added to municipal water. But unlike municipal water, bottled water can still be sold if it is labeled as "containing excessive chemicals" or "excessive bacteria.” The NRDC (National Resources Defense Fund) reports; “…while much tap water is indeed risky, having compared available data we conclude that there is no assurance that bottled water is any safer than tap water.”

Then there are the plastic bottles. In 2008 research proved plastic containing the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) was dangerous to health. BPA mimics the activity of hormones and can lead to reproductive disorders, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. So BPA was banned from food packaging. But many of the replacement “BPA free plastics” have been shown to release hormone-altering chemicals known as phthalates when exposed to heat or the sun (which is why consumers are warned not to drink bottled water exposed to strong sun or left in hot cars).

What to do? Use simple, inexpensive at-home water filtration and use portable stainless or glass lined refillable water bottles increasingly available at home goods and sports stores.
Water problems come from unknown quality in bottles
Empty bottles equal pollution equals water problems
Empty bottles equal pollution equals water problems
Bottled Water Pollution
Bottled water is a growing environmental crisis. You can help and save lots of money, too.
Bottled water is one of our planet’s biggest environmental disasters. Hold up any plastic water bottle and imagine that ¼ of the bottle is filled with oil. That’s how much in fossil fuels it took to put that bottle of water in your hand.

About 30 BILLION water bottles are consumed in the US every year. Bottled water manufacturers in the U.S. alone use 17 million barrels of crude oil PER YEAR just to package their water. Much more oil is needed to transport the bottled water to market. Ironically, it takes about 3 liters of water to make 1 liter of bottled water. But what goes into creating bottled water is just a fraction of the problem.

80% of plastic bottles end up as litter — millions of tons of plastic bottles in landfills, along roads, on beaches and in waterways and oceans where they will continue to pile up for centuries slowly leaching toxins. It takes over 1,000 YEARS to bio-degrade a plastic bottle as it breaks down into smaller pieces that continue to poison our water and the marine life that lives in it.

Only about 20% of all water bottles are recycled, and many of these are simply turned into lower quality plastics that will end up being discarded into the environment at a later date.

The good news is that you can help by simply filtering your own tap water at home or in the office and using stainless steel or glass refillable water bottles. See TREATMENT SYSTEMS to learn how easy and convenient it is. You’ll save a lot of money and your water will be better quality too. That’s a “win, win.”
Well Water Treatment
Well water is increasingly impacted by pollutants. The Department of Environmental Protection recommends that people have their well water tested once a year or upon the sale of property, and The New Jersey Private Well Testing Act requires landlords using private drinking water wells to test and provide a written copy of the results to their tenants.  Learn More Here