Water testing is the best way to identify all issues in your water. Well water in Nova Scotia can contain many different contaminants, minerals, and metals, depending on the geology of the area. These contaminants can cause issues that range from being simply cosmetic, to something that can damage your plumbing and pipes, to metals that can have serious long-term health effects if consumed over a long period.
Testing your well water is an essential first step in identifying and fixing these issues before they become serious. Following your test, our technicians can outline solutions that suit your unique situation. These solutions will greatly reduce or eliminate these contaminants in your water. Properly diagnosing and treating your water is important for keeping you and your home safe. Our goal is to ensure that your water is clear, safe, and delicious. In the following section, you will see some of the most common problems that we see in Nova Scotia, the effects that they can have, and how we can fix them.
Identifying Your Water Problems
Hydrogen Sulphide (Sulphur)
One of the most common issues that we see in Nova Scotia wells, hard water is the result of a calcium or magnesium buildup that can cause white staining on pipes and fixtures over time. Another common sign of hard water is a difficulty to create soap suds when cleaning or washing dishes.
- Stains on sink or shower
- Scum in and around shower
- Low water pressure due to mineral build up
- Difficult cleaning around the house
- Dull hair or clogged pores
- Laundry feels hard and scratchy, wears out quicker
- Water softener – The Water Shed offers various sizes of water softeners to meet the needs of you and your family.