Stains And Spots

Stains + Spots

 

Stain + Spots – blue or green, red or orange, black or brown stains – hard water

 

Blue or Green Stain – copper + selenium – corroding pipes – caused by acidic water

  • Harmful Effects
    • Acute copper poisoning: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal illness, abdominal & muscle pain.
    • Severe cases of copper poisoning have led to anemia, liver poisoning, kidney failure & and even death
    • Hair & fingernail changes
    • Damage to the peripheral nervous system
  • Treatment Options

https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2015_Copper.pdf

https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2015_Selenium.pdf

 

Red or Orange Stain – staining of fixtures and clothes, and give the water a bitter or rusty taste – caused by iron

 

Brown Stain – caused by manganese – sour, asphaltic or greasy flavor to water

  • Harmful Effects
    • Diarrhea
    • Upset Stomach
    • Discoloration of sinks as well as clothing
  • Treatment Options

 

Black Stain – caused by iron & sulfur or magnesium

 

 

 

Blue Staining caused by corrosion of Copper Pipes
black stain
Iron Staining
Water softener, a sediment filter and an iron breaker sulfur breaker
Insta-Hot and reverse osmosis

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