What’s in your water?


Identify Your Water Problems

The first step to finding the right solutions is to understand what is wrong with your water.

Answer 6 Quick Questions

Do you see white, crusty buildup on faucets, shower heads and water-using appliances?


Does your skin always feel dry and itchy, or does your hair feel dull and lifeless?


Does your water have an odd taste (like a swimming pool) or a bad smell (like rotten eggs)?


How concerned are you about contaminants in your water and what your family may be exposed to?

Very Concerned
Not Concerned

Does your water look discolored, or do you notice yellow or red, rusty stains in toilets and sinks?


Do you notice dirt/sand/silt in your toilet?


Hard Water

It’s not uncommon! Over 85% of American homes have hard water, which is a natural result of geographic conditions.

Learn more about what hard water might be doing to your home and your health, and find out how a water softener can help with the problems you identified.

High Levels of Sulfur, Chlorine or Chloramine

Both chlorine and chloramine (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) are commonly used to disinfect municipal water supplies, but they can also leave behind an unpleasant odor and leave your skin feeling dry.

Sulfur in your water supply is easily recognized by its offensive odor. Hydrogen sulfide gas causes the “rotten-egg” or sulfur water smell. If you notice this odor only when using hot water, the problem may be simply fixed by servicing the water heater. If your cold and hot water, however, is found to have traces of hydrogen sulfide, you may want to invest in a drinking water filtration system or more specialized water treatment filter.

Find out how filtration systems can eliminate offensive odors and tastes in your water.

Water Quality and Contaminants

Like many Americans, your concern about water quality may be growing. There are many pollutants in your water such as: sediment, chlorine taste and odor, cysts, mercury and lead, chemicals such as arsenic and hexavalent chromium, bacteria, virus, and pharmaceuticals.

Check the list of contaminants that can be identified by taste, sight or smell, as well as the ones that are undetectable. From there, we’ll show you how filtration systems work to protect your family.

High Iron Levels

High iron levels are common with well water, and city water supplies may also partially source their water from a community well, which means you might be experiencing the effects of hard water as well.

Learn more about what hard water might be doing to your home and your health, and find out how a water softener can help with the problems you identified.

Hard Water and High Levels of Chlorine

The minerals found in hard water (calcium, magnesium and iron) can affect your hair, making your products less effective and your hair more difficult to manage. Just like the scale build-up that forms on your shower doors, faucets and in your pipes, these hardness minerals also build up on your skin and hair.

High levels of chlorine can make water smell and taste bad. Chlorine is a powerful oxidant and is commonly used as a disinfectant in commercial and household sanitation, bleaching, and in maintaining swimming pools. Many municipalities add chlorine to the water supply to disinfect it and manage bacteria levels. Chlorine, even at acceptable household levels, can contribute to dry eyes and skin irritation as well as exacerbate conditions such as eczema.

Find out how a water softener or whole home filtration system can improve the look and feel of your skin and hair.

You don’t seem to have any issues with hardness, sediment, or chlorine taste and odor. While you may not be able to see, taste or smell potential contaminants, you water may still contain higher levels of lead, chloroform, arsenic, nitrate, nitrite, radon, and E. coli bacteria. Your water may, or may not, suffer from any of these contaminants. If you’re concerned about the quality of your water, have it tested by an independent laboratory. You can also find the perfect Whirlpool water filtration system here to address your water quality concerns.

High Sediment Levels

Well water and older public water systems sometimes contain sand, iron, silt and other forms of sediment. If you’re seeing sediment in your sink, tub and toilet, then it’s settling in your pipes and appliances as well. Without proper filtration, sediment buildup in plumbing and major appliances may create bigger problems—from a slow hot water supply to expensive repairs or replacement.

Learn how a whole home sediment filter can help prevent costly repairs around your home.