ok, am new to the country life.. as an adult..and have a few questions about wells and septic tanks..
1. when we first moved in last Aug 09, the water only smelled coppery when using the hot water.. there was no odor on cold. water is clear with little residue in sinks/toilets/tub. Recently, (the last month or so) I have noticed that the cold water is starting to smell a bit.. a little like rotten eggs or something.. (from main bathroom sink faucet) yes there is rust or iron build up in the bathtub, dishwasher, washing machine. So I clean those with rust and iron removers. which leads me to the second question..
2. I just learned that when the power is off.. dont use the water.. not sure why.. but I just said ok.
how do I clean, maintain the well and septic systems? I am wondering what chemicals I should or shouldnt use to clean my sinks, appliances, tub, toilets, etc.. I dont want to screw up the septic system..I know not to flush hygene products, the water tester guy said NOT to use heavy bleaches down the sink.. no garbage disposals, he even told me not to use antibacterial hand soap.. So I am just curious about what the do's and don'ts are for the well and the septic system..
I realize these questions are kinda vague.. Im very sorry.
hx of house:
between 20-30 years old, at least three different tennants including myself. We are in the process of replacing the water heater and want to install a softener.. but clueless as to what kind of softener to get for a well system..
K.. that was a lot of questions!! Help!!