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Common Contaminants In Your Water

Your water may contain unwanted minerals, bacteria or even particulate matter. We are able to obtain a water sample and have it analyzed to identify any contaminants. Contact Advanced Water Treatment today to learn more about your water and the benefits of Evolve Series water treatment systems. The following are common contaminants found throughout the United States.

  • Arsenic – this toxic element is found naturally in soil and bedrock. Ingestion in high amounts can lead to serious health problems.
  • Chlorides – small amounts of salt are natural. Higher levels are unnatural and may indicate a faulty water softener, road salt, septic waste or fertilizer contamination.
  • Coliform Bacteria – a natural part of the microbiology of soils, insects, and warm-blooded animals, coliform bacteria is the primary indicator for the presence of disease-causing organisms in water.
  • Fluoride – found naturally in water. While low levels of fluoride are desirable, excessive amounts may stain teeth.
  • Hardness – interferes with cleaning tasks from laundering and dishwashing to bathing and personal grooming. Clothes laundered in hard water may look dingy and feel harsh and scratchy. Dishes and glasses may be spotted when dry. Hard water may leave film on glass shower doors, shower walls, bathtubs, sinks, faucets, etc. Hair washed in hard water may feel sticky and look dull. These deposits also collect in household plumbing lines, water heaters and appliances, reducing their efficiency.
  • Hydrogen Sulfide – a gas dissolved in water. It is easily detected by its rotten egg odor.
  • Iron – not considered hazardous to health, but when the level of iron exceeds 0.3 mg/l water may leave behind red, brown, or yellow stains on laundry, glassware, dishes and fixtures. The water may have a metallic taste and an offensive odor, or even restrict or clog piping and fixtures.
  • Lead – houses built before 1985 may contain lead pipes or lead-based solder. Lead can cause serious health problems in young children.
  • Manganese – a metal found in rock, which does not occur naturally in its pure form. It is often accompanied by iron and hydrogen sulfide and causes black stains. Evidence of manganese staining is typically found in the dishwasher.
  • Nitrates – elevated levels can be an indication of farm chemical or lawn fertilizer contamination, or even septic saturation. Nitrates can pose a serious health risk to infants.
  • Sulfates – high levels of sulfates can cause odors, leave spots, taste bitter and have a temporary laxative effect.

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Wonderful company to work with!! Great follow up!! Ray McConnell is our sales guy and he is on top of it every year!! He calls when our filters need to be replaced, he comes out when we have questions. He is awesome!!! Carli, another representative is wonderful!! Takes time to help you, doesn’t blow you off!!! She is amazing!!! Love the company, great quality!!!! Worth every penny!!!
(EVS sulfur filter with chlorine generator)

 , Ann Arbor, Michigan

Great service and installation!! The technician was on time, neat, and friendly. He also was very knowledgeable on all the products and answered any questions we had. He also explained all the installation and showed us where everything was. Very thorough! We got a water softener, RO system, and RO pump. The RO pump makes a HUGE difference in speed of dispensing!! I strongly suggest adding it! We now have the BEST tasting water in the neighborhood! Thanks Advanced Water!
(EVRS water softener & Ultrowater reverse osmosis drinking water system)

 , Saline, Michigan

We had Advanced Water Treatment come out and give us a price on replacing a system on our newly purchased home. All the fixtures were covered with rust and all water appliances were heavily stained. Ray, from Advanced Water Treatment found out the old system had failed and was no longer working. The prior home owner apparently did not take care of this old outdated system. Ray from Advanced Water then analyzed the water and then recommended a system to clean up our well water. With limited space Ray worked the install so it fit into the footprint in our laundry room, and when the water treatment, and reverse osmoses system came on line it was like a different water system not the old well. It was awesome how well the system operated and it is improving every day (cleaning out debris from the house system). Advanced Water Treatment then came back after several weeks of operation and ran another check on the water and it was doing very well. Ray went over again the service and operating instructions with us.
(EVRS water softener & Ultrowater reverse osmosis drinking water system)

 , Brighton, Michigan

Recently my father was having problems with iron and arsenic in his house water. Since he has problems with his memory, I was asked to be the liason in solving the problem. I contacted Advanced and was pleased with their work and their response. They kept in close communication through the process. My background is in chemistry and I was pleased that the owner was able to communicate highly technical information in a detailed way that made sense to me…translation….he knows his stuff. The technicians were forced to communicate everything twice (once to my dad) and again to me and they handled this potentially annoying situation with professionalism. Furthermore, they have solved the problem and were able to provide several alternative solutions in different price ranges. I would call them again.
(IPFE iron filter & Care Soft Pro water softener)

 , Pinckney, Michigan

We have used Advanced Water Treatment for over 15 years now and wouldn’t think of going any place else. If we have a problem, they always come out right away; generally the same day. They recently installed a new system for us complete with an iron filter and it’s working great. We are using a LOT less salt and the water taste a whole lot better.
(EVRS water softener & EVFE iron filter)

 , Pinckney, Michigan