Can I Improve My Well Water Taste?

Having a well is great, honestly. They provide homes all over Florida with safer, cleaner drinking water compared to city water. But, if you’re new to private water supplies or you’ve had guests recently, you might notice that people can tend to reject the taste of your water. It might seem like something is wrong that might never go away… Does well water always taste bad? Rest easy – At American Pump Services, we know that most well owners love the taste of their water. It’s cleaner, fresher, and all-natural – Without municipal water’s chemical additives. So, we know that if you’re having problems with taste, there are steps you can take to improve it.

Four Ways to Improve Well Water Taste

1) Test the quality of your water

Often a sudden change in taste can indicate contamination in the well water supply. By having your well water tested annually, you can stay on top of changes to the concentration of potential contaminants. However, if your water has always tasted strange, it may always have been contaminated with something. A technician can also inspect your water lines to check for leaks or other damage. If your water comes back safe to drink, you still have options to improve the flavor.

2) Add a water softener

Water softeners use salt and various systems to break down the mineral content of your water and send purer water to your taps. They improve your water’s quality and safety, but there are a wide variety of water softeners. The best way to find out what kind you need or which would benefit you the most is to schedule an appointment with a professional. We can recommend you a great water softener based on your system’s unique specifications.

3) Upgrade your filter

Water filters are usually among the fastest and easiest ways to improve your water quality. Even if you don’t know what’s causing the water to taste bad, a filter will usually be able to catch it and give you clean, crisp water. Filters for the whole house will reduce contaminants like mineral deposits. If you know what’s causing the taste, there are filters for specific contaminants. For example, if your water has a rotten egg, sulfur smell, you likely have hydrogen sulfide in your water. Carbon filters will clear this problem right up.

4) Get a point-of-use filter

Speaking of filtration, adding an extra filter at the tap is a great way to make your drinking water taste better. Drinking water is one of the most important uses of your well water but usually only accounts for 1% of all water usage in your home. This means that a cheaper point-of-use filter might be the only thing you need to beat the bad taste.

When All Else Fails…

Don’t be afraid to rely on the professionals. The folks at American Pump Services know exactly what can cause these issues and will work to fix them for you. We’ve got experience with all sorts of sink smells and funny tastes, so give us a call, and we’ll help you figure out what’s going on.