When the water heater at my Verona house failed a week and a half ago, it prompted the plumber to do a water test, since our water comes directly from the well after passing through a whole home filter. When he removed the water heater, he noted that it was filled with iron deposits, as well as very basic water, which caused it to fail after only 5 years. The water test confirmed his suspicion, which was that the water’s pH was too low and that it contained a lot of iron. Further investigation revealed that the house likely had a filter to address this at one point, but that it was likely ripped out when the previous owners were foreclosed on. Therefore, he recommended that we have a new one installed, which we did. The new filter went in seamlessly, and will hopefully greatly improve the house’s water quality!