After a long winter, the warm summer sunshine is finally here! For many, that means weekend getaways, barbeques and lazy afternoons on the dock.
While you’re preparing to open your cottage and get it ready for the season, now is an excellent time to consider ways to improve the quality of your cottage’s water. Often, cottage-goers opt for bottled water for drinking and cooking. Not only is this inconvenient, but it can also be costly and increase plastic waste.
Below are a few common water problems you may be experiencing with your cottage’s water. By adding a water purifier, you can help to combat these issues and make the water in your cottage more enjoyable. This way, you can worry about more important things- like time on the water!
Problem: Yellow-Tinted Water That Leaves Brown Stains
If the water that comes out of the taps at your cottage has a yellow tint or leaves brown and blackish stains on your plumbing fixtures, tubs, sinks or toilets, you may be experiencing high levels of iron and manganese. These issues are also often associated with high levels of hydrogen sulphide that cause your water to have an unpleasant rotten egg smell.
If these issues sound familiar, you’re going to want to consider adding an iron filter to your cottage this year. An iron filter is installed at your main water line and can significantly reduce the troublesome contaminants that can cause discoloured water and leave behind stains on your sinks and appliances. You’ll also be able to enjoy better-tasting water from every tap in your cottage without the taste and smell of iron.
Problem: Hard Water and Scale Build-Up
Whether your cottage is on a well or municipal water supply, an issue you may be familiar with is hard water. A few classic signs of hard water include spots left on your dishes after washing them, soap scum left on your sinks, tub or shower, and scale build-up in your plumbing fixtures and water-consuming appliances.
To help combat these issues, you should consider adding a water softener. A water softener may reduce scale build-up in your pipes and appliances, and this may give them a longer lifespan. Cleaning may also be less of a chore without scale build-up and soap stains being left on dishes and plumbing fixtures. After all, being at the cottage is about relaxing, not cleaning!
A Reverse Osmosis system (RO) is an excellent solution if you’re looking to reduce the number of unwanted contaminants and minerals in the water at your cottage. An RO system is installed right at your kitchen sink and is a convenient solution to improve the taste, smell and appearance of your family’s drinking and cooking water.
If you’re interested in learning more about the water purification solutions available for your home or cottage, contact us today! You can schedule time with one of our Water Purification Advisors, who will test your water and recommend the best solution for you and your family.
Want to learn more about water purification? Be sure to read our Ultimate Water Purification Guide!