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Water Taste Different? Your Acid Neutralizer May Be the Problem

If you notice your plumbing appliances are wearing out or your water is tasting a bit different, it's possible your acid neutralizer just needs some added media.

Check Your Acid Neutralizer

Like most things in life, balance is the key to healthy home systems. Your water maintains balance with the help of an acid neutralizer, which adds minerals in the form of media, making your water more alkaline.

On average, most households need to refill their media every 12 to 18 months, but it will laregly depend on how much water you use each month. If your water’s media reading is 6.8 or lower, your water is acidic and needs more media.

How to check your acid neutralizer

  • Shine a bright flashlight up against the side of your acid neutralizer tank. Move the light up and down. You should be able to see where the media level is inside the tank. If the media level is below 14 inches from the top of the tank, your media needs a top-up.

What To Do If Your Acid Neutralizer Is Low On Media

Adding more media to your acid neutralizer should do the trick! But if you're still noticing the same symptoms as before after adding media, it may be time to call a plumber to come and fix the issue so you don't have to live with funky water.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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