Iron in Well Water
If you have well water you are aware of the problems inside your home Iron can cause. There are no known health concerns from drinking water with iron but there are secondary aesthetic concerns. Iron will give your water a “metallic taste”. Like most things in life solving problems are never as easy as we would like. Don’t be afraid though! I can clear up the confusion and explain the elements you have in your water and how we can fix it. You can also just tell me to stop being a nerd and fix your problem water.
There are two types of Iron, Ferrous and Ferric. Ferrous Iron is removed through the ion exchange process with a basic water softener. Ferric Iron is a little more stubborn. Both types can leave some nasty orange stains in your sink, shower, laundry, dishwasher, and even in your hair. In my estimation if you have orange hair its because you want orange hair. For the rest of us with a nice orange tint to your hair its most likely caused by the unwanted iron in your homes well water.
Check out these photos. They will probably look familiar to many of you. I would be happy to help you out with these iron problems or any other water concerns you may have.