Water filtration systems — sherborn, ma

Water filtration Sherborn,MA

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

As a Sher­born, MA res­i­dent, your home’s water can be improved whether you have a pri­vate well or are on the pub­lic water sup­ply.  Most wells in New Eng­land require some type of water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing to remove either aes­thet­i­cal­ly unde­sir­able min­er­als or health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants.  Lat­er in this write-up, spe­cif­ic con­t­a­m­i­nants that are com­mon­ly found in Sher­born pri­vate wells are iden­ti­fied and effec­tive reme­di­a­tion meth­ods are cov­ered.  Excel­lent water qual­i­ty is achiev­able with the prop­er approach.  As is the case with many wells and water sup­plies in Mass­a­chu­setts, there are cer­tain com­mon con­t­a­m­i­nants that find their way into the water sup­ply.

For more infor­ma­tion on water qual­i­ty in Sher­born, see the fol­low­ing link from the Enter­prise News­pa­per at Sher­born water qual­i­ty arti­cle

 

WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS

If you have a pri­vate well, water test­ing should be con­duct­ed by an EPA or Mass­a­chu­setts state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry and should include analy­sis for at least the para­me­ters in the table below.   Depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion, addi­tion­al test­ing may be required.  If you are uncer­tain about what to test for or how to take a prop­er sam­ple and get it to a lab, you should con­tact a lab or water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al for assis­tance.  They can walk you through the steps required to com­plete this task.  Typ­i­cal items test­ed for at a lab are as fol­lows:

Col­iform bac­te­ria pH
Arsenic Radon
Chlo­ride Sodi­um
Iron Sul­fate
Lead Con­duc­tiv­i­ty
Man­ganese Nitro­gen-Nitrate
 Hard­ness Total Dis­solved Solids

COMMONLY FOUND CONTAMINANTS REQUIRING WATER FILTRATION

Com­mon issues encoun­tered in Sher­born pri­vate wells are man­ganese and iron along with low pH and some­times the health threats radon and arsenic mak­ing their way into the water.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in water, how­ev­er this may be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els in the water as well. See the fol­low­ing link for a table of Symp­toms, Prob­lems & Solu­tions at Com­mon Region­al Water Prob­lems.

BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATER fishy smell in water Sherbornchlorine smell and taste in water Sherborn, MArotten egg smell in water Sherborn

There are many oth­er types of sys­tems to remove bad tastes & odors, sed­i­ment and many oth­er objec­tion­able min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants in the water.  There are “point of entry” sys­tems that will pro­vide fil­tra­tion for all of the water enter­ing your home or facil­i­ty.  Also, there are “point of use” water fil­tra­tion sys­tems that will pro­vide fil­tered water at a sink or oth­er sin­gle point of use, typ­i­cal­ly by feed­ing the fil­tered water to a des­ig­nat­ed, sep­a­rate faucet.  Start­ing with a water test will help steer to the right approach for you. For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

WATER FILTRATION & WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove the hard water min­er­als cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium, as well as dis­solved iron or man­ganese through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange.  Par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese (which you can see in the water) can be removed with a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­tra­tion set up.  Oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems may be required to remove some of the oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants iden­ti­fied in the water test­ing sec­tion above.  For more infor­ma­tion on man­ganese in water, see the arti­cle at the fol­low­ing link  Man­ganese in Water Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron in Water, see the arti­cle link at Iron Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine.  Water fil­tra­tion sys­tems should be main­tained at some reg­u­lar inter­val to assure prop­er work­ing func­tion (with water test­ing).  The prop­er inter­vals typ­i­cal­ly are annu­al­ly but may vary depend­ing on your sit­u­a­tion.

HEALTH THREAT CONTAMINANTS COMMON TO NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE WELLS

ARSENIC IN WATER

The Arsenic max­i­mum allow­able lev­el in drink­ing water per the EPA is .01 mg/L (miligrams per liter) or 10 parts per bil­lion.  Arsenic removal is per­formed with a spe­cif­ic media that grabs the arsenic out of the water. For more infor­ma­tion on this see the link at Arsenic arti­cle link.

Arsenic water filtration Dover, MA

ARSENIC IN WATER REMOVAL SYSTEMS

RADON IN WATER

The cur­rent Mass­a­chu­setts radon reme­di­a­tion action lev­el is at 10,000 pCi/L (Pico cur­ries per liter) in water.  The radon must be removed from the water and it is rec­om­mend­ed test­ing the air for Radon as well.  It should be not­ed that New Hamp­shire requires action if radon is only at 2,000 pCi/L.  Maine and Rhode Island action­able lev­els are at 4,000 pCi/L.  For more infor­ma­tion on radon see the link at Radon in Water Arti­cle.Remov­ing radon from water requires a sys­tem in which the water is agi­tat­ed in a sealed cham­ber then vent­ed to the out­side, send­ing the radon gas safe­ly out of the home.  Oth­er tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems are used to remove oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants.  Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem designed should start with a water test before an informed rec­om­men­da­tion can be made

 

whole house water filtration system for radon in water

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM Sherborn, MAWATER testing in Sherborn

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800–539-1100.

 

Water filtration in dover

Water filtration for Dover,MA

WATER FILTRATION FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

As a Dover, MA res­i­dent, you like­ly have the town sup­ply­ing water to your home with water but may have a pri­vate well, both of which may ben­e­fit from water fil­tra­tion.  Lat­er in this write-up, spe­cif­ic con­t­a­m­i­nants that are com­mon­ly found in Dover pri­vate wells and the pub­lic water sup­ply are iden­ti­fied and effec­tive reme­di­a­tion meth­ods are cov­ered.  Excel­lent water qual­i­ty is achiev­able with the prop­er approach.  As is the case with many wells and water sup­plies in Mass­a­chu­setts, there are cer­tain com­mon con­t­a­m­i­nants that find their way into the water sup­ply.

For more infor­ma­tion on town sup­plied water for Dover, the fol­low­ing link is the lat­est report as of the date of this writ­ing: Dover, MA Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report.

WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS

If you have a pri­vate well, a water sam­ple should be test by a state or EPA cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry and should include analy­sis for at least the para­me­ters in the table below and poten­tial­ly more depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion.  If you are uncer­tain as to how to take a prop­er sam­ple and get it to a lab, you should con­tact a lab or water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al for assis­tance.  They can walk you through the steps required to com­plete this task.   If your water is town sup­plied, they fre­quent­ly test for health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants, there­fore, an in-home water test can be per­formed on items such as iron, hard water min­er­als, man­ganese, pH or chlo­rine lev­el.  Typ­i­cal items test­ed for at a lab are as fol­lows:

Col­iform bac­te­ria pH
Arsenic Radon
Chlo­ride Sodi­um
Iron Sul­fate
Lead Con­duc­tiv­i­ty
Man­ganese Nitro­gen-Nitrate
 Hard­ness Total Dis­solved Solids

COMMON CONTAMINANTS

Com­mon issues encoun­tered in Dover, MA pri­vate wells are man­ganese and iron along with low pH.   Some­times home­own­ers are sur­prised that their water test results con­firm the health threats radon and arsenic in the water.  Even in the pub­lic water sup­ply, you may notice symp­toms of hard water, iron, man­ganese or low pH in the water.  For a chart of symp­toms, caus­es and solu­tions, see the link at Com­mon Region­al Water Prob­lems.

Dover, MA Water filtration for low pH

EVIDENCE OF LOW pH DISSOLVING COPPER PIPING 

 

Dover Water filtration for Iron removal

   DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATERchlorine smell and taste in waterrotten egg smell in waterfishy smell in water

There are many oth­er types of sys­tems to remove bad tastes & odors, sed­i­ment and many oth­er objec­tion­able min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants in the water.  There are “point of entry” sys­tems that will pro­vide fil­tra­tion for all of the water enter­ing your home or facil­i­ty.  Also, there are “point of use” water fil­tra­tion sys­tems that will pro­vide fil­tered water at a sink or oth­er sin­gle point of use, typ­i­cal­ly by feed­ing the fil­tered water to a des­ig­nat­ed, sep­a­rate faucet.  Start­ing with a water test will help steer to the right approach for you. For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

HEALTH THREATS COMMON TO NEW ENGLAND WELLS

The cur­rent Mass­a­chu­setts radon reme­di­a­tion action lev­el is at 10,000 pCi/L (Pico cur­ries per liter) in water.  The radon must be removed from the water and it is rec­om­mend­ed test­ing the air for Radon as well.  It should be not­ed that New Hamp­shire requires action if radon is only at 2,000 pCi/L.  Maine and Rhode Island action­able lev­els are at 4,000 pCi/L.  For more infor­ma­tion on radon see the link at Radon In Water Link.

RADON IN WATER DOVER, MA

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

The Arsenic max­i­mum allow­able lev­el in drink­ing water per the EPA is .01 mg/L (miligrams per liter) or 10 parts per bil­lion. For more infor­ma­tion on this see the link at ARSENIC LINK- DEP Arsenic removal is per­formed with tanks con­tain­ing a spe­cif­ic media that grabs the arsenic out of the water.  Remov­ing radon from water requires a sys­tem in which the water is agi­tat­ed in a sealed cham­ber then vent­ed to the out­side, send­ing the radon gas to ambi­ent air.  Oth­er tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems are used to remove oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants.  Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem designed should start with a water test before an informed rec­om­men­da­tion can be made.

Arsenic water filtration Dover, MA

ARSENIC IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

WATER FILTRATION & WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove hard water min­er­als, dis­solved iron or man­ganese in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange.  Par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese (which you can see in the water) can be removed with a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­tra­tion set up. Oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems may be required to remove some of the oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants iden­ti­fied in the water test­ing sec­tion above.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els in the water as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this.  See more infor­ma­tion on man­ganese in water, see the arti­cle at the fol­low­ing link  Man­ganese in Water Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron in Water, see the arti­cle link at Iron Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine

 

water filtration in Dover, MAWATER testing in Dover, MA

H2O Care is an established, Masschusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com.  You can reach us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330.

 

Water softener in newbury,massachusetts

Newbury, MA Water Softener

NEWBURY WATER SOFTENER TO ELIMINATE HARD WATER

The main hard water min­er­als found in New­bury are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“The stain­ers”) are also com­mon­ly found.  Water soft­en­ing will great­ly improve your water if you have hard water min­er­als, iron or man­ganese present. These com­mon con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether the con­t­a­m­i­nants are in par­tic­u­late form or in solu­tion (dis­solved). There are dif­fer­ent types of water soft­en­ers, such as up-flow ver­sus down-flow which can make a big dif­fer­ence, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water.  Also, there are high effi­cien­cy water soft­en­ers that are designed to use less water and salt.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els in the water as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this.  Water test­ing and analy­sis will help deter­mine the best approach for you.

The table below iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els:

Water Softener for Newbury,MA

Cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium can have dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s plumb­ing as well as your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.  Hard water inter­feres with almost every clean­ing task, includ­ing laun­dry, wash­ing dish­es or tak­ing a show­er. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets. Hard water may leave your hair feel­ing sticky and look­ing dull.  Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the house.

The EPA max­i­mum allow­able lev­els for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very large and notice­able affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.  Iron and man­ganese bac­te­ria, although much more rare, can be found in well water.  The pres­ence of these con­t­a­m­i­nants would require a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem to cor­rect.

OTHER AFFECTS OF HARD WATER, IRON AND MANGANESE

Hard water build-up inside water heaters will insu­late the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank, trick­ing it to per­form unnec­es­sary extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly reduce it’s esti­mat­ed use­ful life.  Some oth­er affects of these con­t­a­m­i­nants include cor­ro­sion and scal­ing inside pipes and major stain­ing through­out the home’s show­ers, bath­tubs, and sinks.  For those using their well water for out­side lawn irri­ga­tion, iron and man­ganese can cause major stain­ing of out­side walk­ways, house sid­ing and any­place the water touch­es.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/

Water softener Newbury,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER WILL CORRECT?

A water soft­en­er is effec­tive in remov­ing dis­solved forms of iron & man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als. To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a car­tridge fil­ter with prop­er micron rat­ing will be effec­tive. Depend­ing on the spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion, this could require a series of water fil­ters with dif­fer­ent size micron rat­ings to han­dle heav­ier lev­els in the water.  Select­ing the appro­pri­ate micron rat­ing and style of water fil­ter can be deter­mined by a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al based on water test results and oth­er symp­toms. For more infor­ma­tion on Iron and Man­ganese in water, see our pub­lished arti­cles in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine at the fol­low­ing link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Newbury,MA WATER SOFTENER

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WON’T A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT?

Radon and Arsenic are oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants that may be found in New­bury pri­vate well water.  A water soft­en­er will not remove these health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants and will require oth­er water fil­tra­tion tech­nol­o­gy. Radon is safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with water fil­tra­tion tanks filled with arsenic spe­cif­ic resin that cap­tures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water sup­ply. Point of use sys­tems for drink­ing water can use reverse osmo­sis tech­nol­o­gy to effec­tive­ly remove arsenic, how­ev­er, the oth­er water in the home will require a point of entry arsenic removal sys­tem. Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to decide which sys­tem is right for you.

WATER SOFTENER Newbury, MA

 

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  H2O Care has been installing and servicing water softeners and other water filtration equipment since 1989.

Water softener sherborn,ma

Water softener Sherborn,MA

WATER SOFTENERS FOR HARD WATER, IRON & MANAGANESE

A water soft­en­er will great­ly improve your water if you have iron, man­ganese or hard water min­er­als present in your water. The main hard water min­er­als found are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (often referred to as “the stain­ers”) are also com­mon­ly found in Sher­born, MA water. These con­t­a­m­i­nants found in Sher­born water can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether the forms are par­tic­u­late or in solu­tion.   Oth­er impu­ri­ties, if found in the water, can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.  A water test and analy­sis will chart a course of action.

There are dif­fer­ent types of water soft­en­ers, includ­ing up-flow ver­sus down-flow which can make a big dif­fer­ence, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water.  Water test­ing can deter­mine the best approach.  In some cas­es, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

Hard water inter­feres with almost every clean­ing task, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er. Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the house. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets. Cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium can have dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s plumb­ing as well as your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.   The EPA max­i­mum allow­able lev­els for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion as sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nants. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

The fol­low­ing chart which iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els.  Com­pare to your test results:

Water Softener for Dover,MA

OTHER HARD WATER AFFECTS, IRON & MANGANESE

Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insu­lat­ing the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank cre­at­ing extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly require ear­ly replace­ment.  Some oth­er affects of these con­t­a­m­i­nants include cor­ro­sion and scal­ing inside pipes and major stain­ing through­out the home’s show­ers, bath­tubs, and sinks.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els in the water as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this.  For those using their well water for out­side lawn irri­ga­tion, iron and man­ganese can cause major stain­ing of out­side walk­ways, house sid­ing and any­place the water touch­es.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/

Water softener Dover,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT?

A water soft­en­er is effec­tive in remov­ing dis­solved forms of iron & man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als. To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, water fil­tra­tion uti­liz­ing a car­tridge fil­ter with prop­er micron rat­ing will be effec­tive. Depend­ing on the spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion, this could require a series of fil­ters with dif­fer­ent size micron rat­ings to han­dle heav­ier lev­els in the water.  Select­ing the appro­pri­ate micron rat­ing and style of fil­ter can be deter­mined by a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al based on water test results and oth­er symp­toms. For more infor­ma­tion on Iron and Man­ganese in water, see our pub­lished arti­cles in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine at the fol­low­ing link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Dover,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER NOT CORRECT?

water softener Dover,MA

WATER SOFTENER

A water soft­en­er will not remove the health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Sher­born, MA pri­vate well water and will require dif­fer­ent water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies.  Radon is safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with tanks filled with arsenic spe­cif­ic resin that cap­tures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water sup­ply. Point of use sys­tems for drink­ing water can use reverse osmo­sis tech­nol­o­gy to effec­tive­ly remove arsenic. Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to decide which sys­tem is right for you.

WATER SOFTENER SHERBORN, MA

 

H2O Care is an established water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com

Water softener — dover,ma

 Water softener for Dover,MA

WATER SOFTENER FOR DOVER, MA

There are dif­fer­ent types of water soft­en­ers, includ­ing up-flow ver­sus down-flow which can make a big dif­fer­ence, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water.  Water test­ing can deter­mine the best approach.  A water soft­en­er will great­ly improve your water if you have iron, man­ganese or hard water min­er­als present in your water. The main hard water min­er­als found are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (often referred to as “the stain­ers”) are also com­mon­ly found in Dover, MA water. These con­t­a­m­i­nants found in Dover water can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether their forms are par­tic­u­late or in solu­tion.

See the fol­low­ing chart which iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els.  Com­pare to your test results:

Water Softener for Dover,MA

Hard water inter­feres with almost every clean­ing task, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er. Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the house. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets. Cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium can have dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s plumb­ing as well as your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.   The EPA max­i­mum allow­able lev­els for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion as sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nants. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

OTHER AFFECTS CREATED BY HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insu­lat­ing the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank cre­at­ing extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly require ear­ly replace­ment.  Some oth­er affects of these con­t­a­m­i­nants include cor­ro­sion and scal­ing inside pipes and major stain­ing through­out the home’s show­ers, bath­tubs, and sinks.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els in the water as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this.  For those using their well water for out­side lawn irri­ga­tion, iron and man­ganese can cause major stain­ing of out­side walk­ways, house sid­ing and any­place the water touch­es.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/

Water softener Dover,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT

A water soft­en­er is effec­tive in remov­ing dis­solved forms of iron & man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als. To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a car­tridge fil­ter with prop­er micron rat­ing will be effec­tive. Depend­ing on the spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion, this could require a series of fil­ters with dif­fer­ent size micron rat­ings to han­dle heav­ier lev­els in the water.  Select­ing the appro­pri­ate micron rat­ing and style of fil­ter can be deter­mined by a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al based on water test results and oth­er symp­toms. For more infor­ma­tion on Iron and Man­ganese in water, see our pub­lished arti­cles in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine at the fol­low­ing link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Dover,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

A WATER SOFTENER WILL NOT CORRECT

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WATER SOFTENER

Radon and Arsenic are oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants that may be found in Dover, MA pri­vate well water.  A water soft­en­er will not remove these health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants. Radon is safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with tanks filled with arsenic spe­cif­ic resin that cap­tures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water sup­ply. Point of use sys­tems for drink­ing water can use reverse osmo­sis tech­nol­o­gy to effec­tive­ly remove arsenic. Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to decide which sys­tem is right for you.

 

WATER SOFTENER Dover, MA

 

H2O Care is an established water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com
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