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One of the biggest things when it comes to iron in your water is ensuring there’s the right balance. Interestingly enough, most people get about 5% of their daily intake of iron from their water — iron only becomes a problem when the levels rise, causing unsightly staining or taste issues. When that happens, it could be a sign that your water contains iron levels that are too high, which can negatively impact human health.
We are proud to offer an iron in water test for New Hampshire residents so you can be confident in your water.
Whether you have well water or city water, you can have iron — common sources range from it existing in the soil or developing in aging pipes. Iron can cause some unpleasant things like a slightly metallic taste, dingy-looking clothes, or stains on your plumbing fixtures, in addition to potentially dangerous levels for your health. When levels get that high, they may cause diarrhea and stomach pain, culminating in iron toxicity, which causes organ damage, joint pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. If you are concerned about iron in water be sure to schedule your water test today.
Common questions about iron in water.
How do I know if there is iron in my water?
You may see a reddish or orange hue in your appliances. Water with ferrous iron does not have color, but when it is exposed to air, the water becomes cloudy, and a reddish-brown sediment begins to form. This is the oxidized or ferric form of iron that leaves behind stains. Check out this post to learn more about iron in water.
What are the sources of iron in water?
Iron can be a result of iron in the soil or iron in your rusted pipes.
Is there a way to test water for iron?
Yes, you can test for iron in water either by purchasing a water test kit, contacting your town or state’s health department, or by working with your local water experts at NH Tap.
How long does it take to get sick from iron in water?
The amount of iron you can safely ingest is based on a range of factors like your age, gender, and health. While you may not become sick immediately from drinking high levels of iron in water, over time, consistent exposure may lead to digestive discomfort and lead to iron overload or hemochromatosis. If you are concerned about your iron levels, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional.
Do water filters remove iron?
Some filters do remove iron, but not all. Four kinds of filters will remove iron, which include: chemical (chlorination), mechanical (oxidation), ionic (water softening), or complete (whole home filtration).
What to expect in your water iron test.
Our NH Tap water experts are quick and skilled, able to easily determine your water’s chemical makeup. Often we can have your chemical makeup results in 20 minutes. If additional testing is needed, the complete lab results usually come in within one week, and we will share them with you, providing a quote for any necessary remediation.
- Most New Hampshire well water testing only lasts 20 minutes.
- Our free water test includes testing for pH, iron, manganese, hardness (calcium), total dissolved solids, and arsenic.
- We can provide this water testing at a discounted lab cost.
- Bacteria: $50
- Radon: $50
- PFAS: $200
Steps to getting the purest water.
If you need a whole-home well water filtration system solution, NH Tap can help you reduce your family’s toxic exposure by over 99%.
- Step 1: Schedule a free in-home or virtual water testing appointment.
- Step 2: Find the specific water filtration system needed for your water.
- Step 3: Choose your custom water solution and services.
- Step 4: Enjoy your home’s pure water worry-free.
Set up your iron in water test for New Hampshire residents today.
NH Tap proudly provides an iron in water test for New Hampshire residents, from Wilton to Nashua to Bath — and everyplace in between. Concerned about your water quality? Find out more about these surrounding service areas:
- Mont Vernon
- New Boston
- New Ipswich
- East Kingston
- and more.