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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

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

water contamination

For over 50 years Skillings and Sons has been helping families enjoy the cleanest water possible, free of contaminants like lead and chlorine. We can help you with hard water and smelly, discolored brown or yellow water.

  • Water quality has a tremendous effect on your families quality of life. The rotten egg smell and taste in your home water supply is caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide. (H2S) It is not harmful to your health but it can make your water corrosive, meaning it will damage your home plumbing system and appliances and can cause lead contamination. It can tarnish silverware, copper and brass utensils, leave yellow or black stains on your kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and it’s generally unpleasant.


  • A total coliform bacteria test is used to determine the amount of biological contaminants in drinking water. It is easy to perform, inexpensive and should be done at regular intervals for water supplies at risk of contamination. Unlike chemical contaminants that pose a health risk over time, one glass of water containing just a few disease organisms, like E. coli or fecal coliform, can cause illness.


  • 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.


ELIMINATE WATER CONTAMINATION to remove odors, staining, sediment and harmful contaminants. For over 50 years Skillings and Sons has been helping families enjoy the cleanest water possible, free of contaminants like lead and chlorine. We can help you with hard water and smelly, discolored brown or yellow water.