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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

The knowledge center for well drilling, water treatment & testing, FAQs, tips and know-how.

WATER TREATMENT

Skillings & Sons water well treatment services for clean water in NH and MA bad tasting water, bad smelling water, brown water

  • I Think My Home Has Hard Water. How Do I Fix It?

    Skillings & Sons water system professionals are often asked how to get rid of spots on dishes or soap scum that collects on shower walls. These are caused by hard water, a standard water quality issue across New England, especially those that use well water. Fortunately, there are affordable and easy to install options that will reduce the hardness of your water and get rid of that nasty scum in your bathroom. The first step in solving hard water problems is a water test.


  • Today, certified well contractors offer a myriad of treatment options designed for families who receive water from an independent well. Along with filtration and distillation, ultraviolet water treatment technology is available that can effectively treat your entire water supply.  This point of entry system is specifically designed to treat drinking water and help prevent common bacterial contamination and is an excellent cost effective alternative to replacement of your entire system.


  • Bacteria contamination can indicate a serious problem with your well water system, so proper testing techniques are important to properly identify the problem. Here we’ll review the common causes of bacteria contamination and provide tips on how to get the most accurate results on your water test.


  • Nobody wants Brown Drinking Water! Iron and Manganese Contamination

    Iron and manganese are metals that are commonly found in well water in New England. The good news is that their are water treament options. They are naturally occurring in the soil and are washed into drinking water from rain and surface water run-off that seeps through the ground. You do not have to live with contaminated water.


  • Pesticides are used for a variety of purposes in both suburban and rural communities. Surface water runoff can carry pesticides from agricultural fields, golf courses and park into lakes, streams and groundwater. Improperly disposed pesticides can also flow into water sources. Rain and snow can further expand the contamination into snow. These pesticides can end up in groundwater, especially if the well is near a location where pesticides are regularly used.


Water well treatment and maintenance services, including water filtration systems, filters, water softeners and water purifiers at your home or business keep the water you drink, bathe or cook with clean, safe, and healthy. When treating city or well water in NH and MA, the goal at Skillings & Sons is to eliminate odors, staining, sediment or potentially harmful contaminants.