Raising Well Water pH

Raising well water pH is important. Especially for a homeowner who wants to protect his lifelong investment. Low pH well water can cause blue or green stains on sinks, pipes and fixtures. You must raise the pH. But don’t worry. Raising harmful low pH in your well water is normally easy and inexpensive to do. The most common way is by using an acid neutralizer tank. Click on the image below to see more information about acid neutralizers and how much they cost.

Low pH must be raised in well water to prevent damage and pinholes

Acid water can cause stains

Have you ever noticed blue or green staining on sinks, filters, toilets or other places your water touches? Do you have copper plumbing in your home? If the answer is yes to both of these questions, you likely have low pH (Acid) water. Low pH water is very common in many parts of the country and is usually a clear indication of acidic water (a pH lower than 7) reacting with the copper producing corrosive staining. It is essentially “Melting” the copper into the water and should be corrected immediately. Failure to do so will almost certainly end with pinhole leaks springing up on your pipes eventually. It also harms plumbing, fixtures and household appliances for people without copper pipes.

Raising the pH in well water. Low pH in well water can cause stains and damage to sinks, fixtures and appliances.

Don’t drink low pH water?

Obviously you would not want to drink this water. pH values below 6.5 are below the EPA safe drinking water standard and we don’t think you should drink water below 7.0. Household water that is 7.0 is considered neutral. Water that is 6.9 pH or lower is acidic. And water with pH below 7.0 can leach metal from pipes, fixtures, appliances and connections into the home’s water supply. Houses with copper pipes installed before 1987 are also very likely to have lead solder holding the pipes together, which is another reason not to drink the water. Homes without copper pipes should not have low pH or acidic water either.

PH affects water filters. Low pH can damage water softeners and filters

When filtering iron or metallic tastes out of your home drinking water you also should have a pH of at least 7.5 or higher to achieve the best results.  If it is corroding copper piping, just imagine what it could do to your body.  There many ways to raise the pH of your drinking water. One is by using a Chemical Injection System to inject Soda Ash into low pH water. That is usually the cheapest method. And it works well on mild to moderate acidic water. The same chemical feeder can be used to inject small amounts of chlorine into the water if you have iron bacteria, ecoli or coliform.

Another way to raise the pH of your household water is by using a Backwashing Acid Neutralizing System which uses crushed limestone to increase the pH in water. The difference in application depends on the pH reading of the water and several other factors.  Please feel free to contact a friendly expert at budgetwater.com by calling 1-800-684-0979. They are not allowed to ask you to buy anything and will just answer your questions and give you friendly helpful advice. Call them now.

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Raising the pH in well water

8 Comments on “Raising Well Water pH

  1. Excellent info about the low pH water and if i get any of the symptoms i will check the pH of the water.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing such a useful information with us. Although by general observation, I came to know that water has some percentage of PH in it. But how I can detect the exact PH level ???

    • You can take a fresh sample to the local swimming pool supply store for testing. They will usually do it for free. Or you can buy an inexpensive pH tester at the swimming pool supply store, or on our website, and test it your self. You can always send us a sample and we can do a number of tests for free. We also have paid laboratory testing for things such as harmful bacteria, sulfur, heavy metals, pesticides and required tests for buying a home or getting a home loan. Just give one of our friendly techs a quick call for a discussion of your situation. Toll free: 800-684-0979.

  3. Great post. Thank you for pointing out ways to recognize low pH levels. That would be terrible if someone got sick from that water.

    • You are welcome Todd. And always remember that you can contact our friendly water techs anytime for information about ANY sort of water problem. Our techs do not work on commission and are not allowed to ask you to buy anything or pressure you in any way. They just answer your questions and help you figure out what you need to do, even if you never buy anything at all from us. We are truly here to help. Just call 800-684-0979 for assistance. Or you can email us at info@waterfiltersofamerica.com

  4. I have well water that is set up with sediment filter, a pump using soda ash to lower ph and a UV light. I need to lower my sodium intake, what else can I use in this existing system?

    • What you describe is a misapplication. Soda ash can cause a UV light to be shielded from the light, as can hard water, iron, manganese and many other solids and sediments. many unscrupulous water dealers sell them to everyone. Only one in 10 applications we see where people have been sold a UV light are correct. Give one of our UV specialists a quick call to discuss this.

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