Indications the you have an Iron water problem:
- Red, brown, orange or yellow stains on sinks, tubs, and household surfaces.
- Stained and ruined laundry, dishes and glassware.
- Water pipes and fixtures become clogged.
- Can combine with bacteria to create foul odors and slime.
The cause of the problem:
Iron is a common element that is dissolved by rainfall filtering through soil and entering into most water systems. It occurs in two forms: soluble and insoluble. An iron-reducing bacteria (IRB) can consume iron and create odors and leave biomass residue that is “slimy” and can clog plumbing.