Water Testing – What is Low pH?

Managing your water can be difficult if you’re unaware of helpful terminology that will assist your understanding of water and how it affects you. Today, we will discuss low pH and what you need to do about it.

It’s important to know that pH is a term used to denote water acidity – essentially, its ability to dissolve (or not dissolve) metals. The full pH scale is numbered from 0-14, with 7 labeled as neutral. Any number below a neutral 7, therefore, is a low pH, and vice versa. Low numbers are considered acidic, and high numbers are alkaline. Here’s a quick explanation at a glance:

  • Full Scale: Numbered 0 through 14
  • The number 7 means neutral
  • Alkaline: Water with a pH number ABOVE 7
  • Acidic: Water with a pH number BELOW 7

Low pH levels are caused by both natural and man-made causes like farming and agriculture, and industrial work that causes chemical emissions. Usually, varying pH levels indicate man-made pollutants. Common signs of low pH include blue or green stains in areas that have frequent water use like showers and sinks, blonde hair that turns a greenish color, a metallic taste in your water, and small pinholes in your pipes.

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