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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

water contamination

  • 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.


  • If you’re buying a home, there are so many things to consider and inspections that need to be done. If you’re looking at a home with a private well, however, there’s an extra inspection not to overlook that’s very important to your family’s health: a well water test.


  • If a home’s well water supply has naturally-occurring contaminants, it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker for buyers. Issues like minerals, metals and sediment in water can often be easily resolved without spending a fortune. To be able to assess the severity, and likely expense, of water quality issues, a skilled real estate agent should have a basic understanding of the types of water treatment and filtration systems out there today.


  • What's worse than rotten egg smell when you reach for a glass of water?

    When your water has a bad odor or taste, it can be hard to ignore, especially when that smell is as noxious as that rotten egg smell.
    This unpleasant smell is caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2s) in your water. It is not harmful to your health, but hydrogen sulfide can make your water corrosive, which means it can damage a home’s metal plumbing elements, like copper, iron or steel pipes. It can tarnish silverware, copper and brass utensils, as well as leave yellow or black stains on your kitchen and bathroom fixtures.