Signs of Iron in Water

  • Metallic taste in water
  • Rusty or yellow colored water
  • Rust stained fixtures (toilets, sinks, tubs, showers)
  • Reddish-brown stained laundry
  • Clogs and blockages in plumbing fixtures

What is Iron in Water?

Iron, also known as Fe, is the fourth most common element found in the Earth’s crust. Iron is commonly found in groundwater, which is the source for private wells. Iron can also be found in older household pipes and dead-ends in water distribution pipes.

How to Reduce Iron From Your Water

Water treatment is available to reduce iron in water. To minimize metallic taste, rust stains and discoloration, water may be filtered or undergo an ion exchange to reduce soluble iron or iron that is too small to be filtered. In some cases, both filtration and water softening may be required.

Do you have signs of iron in your water? A water test is the best way to find out if you have iron in your water. Your local Culligan Man can test your water to find out if iron is present and what type it is. From there, he will determine the best iron reduction filter for you and create a water treatment solution that will make your water taste and look better.