Acid Neutralizers for Charlottesville Water
Well water in the Charlottesville area is safe to drink but can destroy your plumbing.
High acidity can cause plumbing disasters and extensive water damage to your home.
Don’t Let a Leak Flood Your Home!
Acidic well water is a common problem in the counties we serve: Albemarle, Fluvanna, Palmyra and Greene.
Acidic water corrodes your copper water pipes and plumbing fixtures. Corrosion can cause very expensive leaks.
Avert Leak Disasters
A plumbing leak can flood your home, damaging your flooring, floor coverings, furniture and possessions.
Neutralizing the acid in your plumbing system stops this corrosive process, minimizing the risk of disastrous leaks.
What pH Level is Too Acidic?
Water acidity is measured on a pH scale ranging from 0 to 14. In pure water, a 7 on the pH scale is the neutral mark. pH values below 7 are acidic. pH values over 7 are alkaline.
Neutral water protects your plumbing pipes and fixtures. If your water has a pH below 7, installing an acid neutralizer will minimize your likelihood of incurring costly plumbing repairs.
How Can I Tell if My Water Is Acidic?
Have you noticed blue or green stains in your sink or tub? That’s a sign your copper pipes are being damaged by acidic water.
We’ll Test Your Water Acidity for FREE
Not sure if your water is acidic?
The Charlottesville plumbing team at Fitch Services makes it easy to avoid the expense of costly plumbing repairs, including pipe and fitting replacements.
Our trained plumbers will come to your home and test your water for FREE. We’ll collect and test a small sample of your water. Testing takes only a few minutes.
We Filter Our Drinking Water. Isn’t that Enough?
No. Installing or attaching faucet filters can improve the quality and taste of your tap water. Faucet filters don’t protect your plumbing pipes and fixtures.
Install a whole-house water treatment system to protect your home plumbing from acidic water. This neutralizes all water flowing through your pipes and plumbing fixtures.
A whole-house acid neutralizer is the solution.
Are Acid Neutralizers a Good Investment?
It costs more to replace and repair pipes damaged by acidic water than it does to install an acid neutralizer. Taking action to neutralize your water’s pH before damage occurs and costly repairs are required is the smart and safe approach.
If your water is acidic, installing an acid neutralizer is an excellent investment.
Which Acid Neutralizing System Is Best in Charlottesville?
Various types of acid neutralizers are available, but the one we recommend for Charlottesville-area homes and businesses is a calcite (calcium carbonate) acid neutralizer tank.
How Do Calcite Acid Neutralizers Work?
A calcite system injects reactive magnesium oxide into the acidic (low pH) water supply. The magnesium oxide dissolves into the water, which increases the hydrogen ion concentration that neutralizes the acid. The result is a boost in the pH level. Ideally we want to raise the pH to approximately 7 units (to neutral).
Are Acid Neutralizers Low Maintenance?
Yes. Once the neutralizer is installed, the water-neutralization process takes place automatically, without you having to do anything manually.
Maintenance is easy. Simply replace the calcite in the tank on occasion, an easy task. Our licensed plumber will be happy to show you how it’s done.
A Water Softener Might Be Needed Too
Using a calcite acid neutralizer can cause an increase in the hardness of your water. Hard water is characterized by increased levels of calcium and magnesium. It can cause spots on dishes, make freshly laundered clothes feel scratchy and even leave a sticky film on the skin.
We’ll let you know if we also recommend installing a water softener to raise the sodium level and help pH balance the water so that it tastes and feels pure.
Protect Your Home!
Clean, acid-neutralized water is important to protect what is, for most of us, our biggest investment, our home. If you believe you may have water problems, contact Fitch Services. We’ll come to your home and test your water for free. If we detect a problem, we’ll recommend the best solution.