What causes sediment in my water?Nature is a beautiful thing. Beyond its beauty, it also provides us with valuable resources. We cannot live without water. We are lucky to have safe drinking water in our country. We're also lucky to further treat it when it has natural imperfections. One natural imperfection in well water is sediment. Sand can get sucked up through your well pump and passed through your home. Sediment will clog up your faucets, boiler valves, and water heater. Eventually, these clogs will damage your home's plumbing and you'll need emergency repairs.
How do I fix it?In order to remove sediment from your water, the first step is to test your water. This will help you choose the correct water filter system. What you think is sediment in the bottom of your toilet, may actual be mineral deposits. That would require a different type of filter system. A professional local plumber can test your water and explain the results. It usually takes a week or two for the results to come in. Then, he'll suggest what filter system is best. There are several types of filters:
- Centrifugal separators
- Backwashing media