Water softener — bolton, massachusetts

water softener or water filtration Bolton,ma

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

WATER SOFTENER OPTIONS FOR BOLTON

A water soft­en­er will improve your water immense­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.  These con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late.  The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als found are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“the stain­ers”) can also be found in Bolton water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.  A water test and analy­sis will deter­mine the best course of action.

Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er.  Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets.  Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy.   Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure.

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 lev­el for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

Water soft­en­ers vary, 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.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

The fol­low­ing chart iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els.  Com­pare your test data:

Water Softener or water filtration for Bolton,MA

THE AFFECTS OF 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.  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. 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.  For more on bad odors & taste in water, see the link at:  http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

Water softener of water filtration for Bolton, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

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/

water softener or water filtration for Bolton,MA

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WON’T A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

water softener or water filration for Bolton, MA

   WATER SOFTENER

A water soft­en­er will not remove the health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Bolton and will require dif­fer­ent water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies.  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.  Radon in water can be safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then safe­ly vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to decide which sys­tem is right for you.  For more infor­ma­tion on how a water soft­en­er works, see the link at How Soft­en­ers Work.

Water softener for bolton, MAwater softener Bolton, MA

H2O Care is an established regional 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.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800–539-1100.

Salt free water softener concord,ma

salt free water softener Concord, MA

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SALT FREE WATER SOFTENERS IN CONCORD, MA

Sev­er­al com­pa­nies have begun pro­mot­ing a Salt Free Water Soft­en­er.  The claim is these sys­tems change the phys­i­cal prop­er­ties of hard­ness min­er­als (cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium) by turn­ing them into tiny hard crys­tals which will not adhere to pipes and oth­er fix­tures in your home.  In the­o­ry, it’s a nice idea to be able to elim­i­nate a salt require­ment.   The prob­lem is that there are a num­ber of com­mon min­er­als typ­i­cal­ly found in your water sup­ply that make these sys­tems inef­fec­tive after hav­ing invest­ed your mon­ey into this type of prod­uct.  Also, this approach does not cre­ate “soft water”, there­fore you will not get the full ben­e­fits of soft water in your home.  For an assess­ment by The Water Qual­i­ty Asso­ci­a­tion on water soft­en­ing and Salt Free Water Soft­en­ers, please see the link at WQA Con­sumer Alert.

YOU CANNOT TEST THE WATER TO SUBSTANTIATE A SALT FREE WATER SOFTENER IS WORKING

Salt free water softener Concord, MA

Stan­dard water soft­en­er test­ing con­sists of mea­sur­ing hard­ness lev­els before and after the water soft­en­er to make sure hard­ness min­er­als are being removed. This method can­not be employed with a salt free water soft­en­er as the hard­ness min­er­als are not removed from the water.  Test­ing will show equiv­a­lent hard­ness lev­els pri­or to water going through the sys­tem and after going through the sys­tem.  As a result of this, the only way you will know for sure if the hard­ness min­er­als are not build­ing inside your pipes and oth­er fix­tures is if you see no evi­dence of this after many months or years.  By then, your war­ran­ty peri­od will like­ly be over.

IF WATER HAS IRON OR MANGANESE IN IT, WILL A SALT FREE WATER SOFTENER WORK?

Salt free water softener Concord, MA

Dis­solved Iron Build-Up

Dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies sell­ing a pur­port­ed salt free water soft­en­er have dif­fer­ent para­me­ters regard­ing lev­els of iron and man­ganese that will ren­der the “Salt Free” Water Soft­en­er inef­fec­tive.  The high­est allow­able lev­el in the pub­lished infor­ma­tion we have seen is Iron at .3 parts per mil­lion and man­ganese at .05 parts per mil­lion.  For those of you liv­ing in Mass­a­chu­setts or New Hamp­shire and have a pri­vate well, you know that iron and man­ganese lev­els typ­i­cal­ly exceed these lev­els.  In Con­cord, water test results typ­i­cal­ly show iron and man­ganese eas­i­ly exceed­ing .3 and .05 respec­tive­ly.  As a result, a Salt Free water soft­en­er is def­i­nite­ly not a viable option for you.  If you lived in Nebras­ka or Kansas where they have plen­ty of cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the “hard water” min­er­als) in the bedrock and water but no iron or man­ganese, you might con­sid­er one of these prod­ucts.  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron or Man­ganese, see the links at  Iron Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine or Man­ganese in Water Arti­cle in Water Tech.

For a full descrip­tion of water soft­en­ers in gen­er­al, please see the Water Qual­i­ty Asso­ci­a­tion link at WQA Water Soft­en­er info.

As a com­pa­ny that has been in the water treat­ment busi­ness since 1989, we have seen and are pre­sent­ed with new tech­nolo­gies all of the time.  The ones we feel have mer­it we test in-house and in the field before offer­ing these prod­ucts to our cus­tomers as viable solu­tions to their water qual­i­ty issues.  If we were pre­sent­ed with a Salt Free water soft­en­er that we believed would work in Mass­a­chu­setts, New Hamp­shire or any­where our cus­tomers are locat­ed, we would add the prod­uct to our ware­house.  To date, we have not seen such a prod­uct.

Salt free water softener Concord, MA

http://h2ocare.wpengine.com

H2O Care, Inc. is a regional water treatment company with over 8.000 installations in New England.  The company has been published multiple times in Water Technology Magazine on various water contaminant issues.

Salt free water softener boxford, mass.

Remove arsenic in drinking water in BOXFORD,MA

          SALT FREE WATER SOFTENERS  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUTSALT FREEWATER SOFTENERS IN BOXFORD,MA

Sev­er­al com­pa­nies have begun pro­mot­ing a prod­uct they call a Salt Free Water Soft­en­er.  They claim these sys­tems change the phys­i­cal prop­er­ties of hard­ness min­er­als (cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium) by turn­ing them into tiny hard crys­tals which will not adhere to pipes and oth­er fix­tures in your home.  In the­o­ry, it’s a nice idea to be able to elim­i­nate a salt require­ment.   The prob­lem is that there are a num­ber of com­mon min­er­als typ­i­cal­ly found in your Box­ford, MA water that make these sys­tems inef­fec­tive after hav­ing invest­ed your mon­ey into this type of prod­uct.  Addi­tion­al­ly, this approach does not cre­ate “soft water”, there­fore you will not get the full ben­e­fits of soft water in your home.  For an assess­ment by The Water Qual­i­ty Asso­ci­a­tion on water soft­en­ing and Salt Free Water Soft­en­ers, please see the link at WQA Con­sumer Alert.

CAN’T TEST THE WATER TO SUBSTANTIATE A SALT FREE WATER SOFTENER IS WORKING

Salt free water softener Boxford,MA

Stan­dard water soft­en­er test­ing by mea­sur­ing hard­ness lev­els before the water soft­en­er and then after the water soft­en­er to make sure hard­ness min­er­als are being removed can­not be employed with a Salt Free water soft­en­er as the hard­ness min­er­als are not removed from the water.  Test­ing will show hard­ness lev­els approx­i­mate­ly the same pri­or to water going through the sys­tem as it is after going through the sys­tem.  As a result of this, the only way you will know for sure if the hard­ness min­er­als are not build­ing inside your pipes and oth­er fix­tures is if you see no evi­dence of this after many months or years.  By then, your war­ran­ty peri­od will like­ly be over.

IF MY WATER HAS IRON OR MANGANESE IN IT, WILL A SALT FREE WATER SOFTENER WORK?

Salt free water softener Boxford,MA

Dis­solved Iron Build-Up

Dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies sell­ing a pur­port­ed salt free water soft­en­er have dif­fer­ent para­me­ters regard­ing lev­els of iron and man­ganese that will ren­der the “Salt Free” Water Soft­en­er inef­fec­tive.  The high­est allow­able lev­el in the pub­lished infor­ma­tion we have seen is Iron at .3 parts per mil­lion and man­ganese at .05 parts per mil­lion.  For those of you liv­ing in Box­ford, Mass­a­chu­setts, you know that iron and man­ganese lev­els typ­i­cal­ly exceed these lev­els.   As a result, a Salt Free water soft­en­er is def­i­nite­ly not a viable option for you.  If you lived in Nebras­ka or Kansas where they have plen­ty of cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the “hard water” min­er­als) in the bedrock and water but no iron or man­ganese, you might con­sid­er one of these prod­ucts.  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron or Man­ganese, see the link at Man­ganese in Water Arti­cle in Water Tech or at Iron Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine.

For a full descrip­tion about water soft­en­ers, please see the Water Qual­i­ty Asso­ci­a­tion link at WQA Water Soft­en­er Info.

Since 1989, we have seen and are pre­sent­ed with new tech­nolo­gies all of the time.  The ones we feel have mer­it we test in-house and in the field before offer­ing these prod­ucts to our cus­tomers as viable solu­tions to their water qual­i­ty issues.  If we were pre­sent­ed with a Salt Free water soft­en­er that we believed would work in Mass­a­chu­setts, New Hamp­shire or any­where our cus­tomers are locat­ed, we would add the prod­uct to our ware­house.  To date, we have not seen such a prod­uct.

Salt free water softener in Boxford, MassachusettsSALT FREE WATER SOFTENER BOXFORD

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114 with an additional office in Hudson, MA.  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.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800–539-1100.

Salt free water softener carlisle,ma

Carlisle, MA salt free water softener

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUTSALT FREEWATER SOFTENERS

Sev­er­al com­pa­nies have begun pro­mot­ing a prod­uct they call a Salt Free Water Soft­en­er.  They claim these sys­tems change the phys­i­cal prop­er­ties of hard­ness min­er­als (cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium) by turn­ing them into tiny hard crys­tals which will not adhere to pipes and oth­er fix­tures in your home.  In the­o­ry, it’s a nice idea to be able to elim­i­nate a salt require­ment.   The prob­lem is that there are a num­ber of com­mon min­er­als typ­i­cal­ly found in your water sup­ply that make these sys­tems inef­fec­tive after hav­ing invest­ed your mon­ey into this type of prod­uct.  Addi­tion­al­ly, this approach does not cre­ate “soft water”, there­fore you will not get the full ben­e­fits of soft water in your home.  For an assess­ment by The Water Qual­i­ty Asso­ci­a­tion on water soft­en­ing and Salt Free Water Soft­en­ers, please see the link at WQA Con­sumer Alert.

CAN’T TEST THE WATER TO SUBSTANTIATE A SALT FREE WATER SOFTENER IS WORKING

Salt free water softener Carlisle,MA

Stan­dard water soft­en­er test­ing by mea­sur­ing hard­ness lev­els before the water soft­en­er and then after the water soft­en­er to make sure hard­ness min­er­als are being removed can­not be employed with a Salt Free water soft­en­er as the hard­ness min­er­als are not removed from the water.  Test­ing will show hard­ness lev­els approx­i­mate­ly the same pri­or to water going through the sys­tem as it is after going through the sys­tem.  As a result of this, the only way you will know for sure if the hard­ness min­er­als are not build­ing inside your pipes and oth­er fix­tures is if you see no evi­dence of this after many months or years.  By then, your war­ran­ty peri­od will like­ly be over.

IF MY WATER HAS IRON OR MANGANESE IN IT, WILL A SALT FREE WATER SOFTENER WORK?

Salt free water softener with iron

Dis­solved Iron Build-Up

Dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies sell­ing a pur­port­ed salt free water soft­en­er have dif­fer­ent para­me­ters regard­ing lev­els of iron and man­ganese that will ren­der the “Salt Free” Water Soft­en­er inef­fec­tive.  The high­est allow­able lev­el in the pub­lished infor­ma­tion we have seen is Iron at .3 parts per mil­lion and man­ganese at .05 parts per mil­lion.  For those of you liv­ing in Mass­a­chu­setts or New Hamp­shire and have a pri­vate well, you know that iron and man­ganese lev­els typ­i­cal­ly exceed these lev­els.  In Carlisle, water test results typ­i­cal­ly show iron and man­ganese eas­i­ly exceed­ing .3 and .05 respec­tive­ly.  As a result, a Salt Free water soft­en­er is def­i­nite­ly not a viable option for you.  If you lived in Nebras­ka or Kansas where they have plen­ty of cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the “hard water” min­er­als) in the bedrock and water but no iron or man­ganese, you might con­sid­er one of these prod­ucts.  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron or Man­ganese, see the link at Man­ganese in Water Arti­cle in Water Tech or at Iron Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine

 

For a full descrip­tion of water soft­en­ers in gen­er­al, please see the Water Qual­i­ty Asso­ci­a­tion link at WQA Water Soft­en­er info.

As a com­pa­ny that has been in the water treat­ment busi­ness since 1989, we have seen and are pre­sent­ed with new tech­nolo­gies all of the time.  The ones we feel have mer­it we test in-house and in the field before offer­ing these prod­ucts to our cus­tomers as viable solu­tions to their water qual­i­ty issues.  If we were pre­sent­ed with a Salt Free water soft­en­er that we believed would work in Mass­a­chu­setts, New Hamp­shire or any­where our cus­tomers are locat­ed, we would add the prod­uct to our ware­house.  To date, we have not seen such a prod­uct.

Salt free water softener Carlisle, MA

http://h2ocare.wpengine.com

H2O Care, Inc. is a regional water treatment company with over 8.000 installations in New England.  The company has been published multiple times in Water Technology Magazine on various water contaminant issues

Water softener newton,ma

Newton water softener

WATER SOFTENER FOR NEWTON

A water soft­en­er will improve your water immense­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.  These con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late.  The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als found are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“the stain­ers”) can also be found in New­ton, MA water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.  A water test and analy­sis will deter­mine a course of action.

Water soft­en­ers vary, 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.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

Water softener Newton, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

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.  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 can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure.

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 lev­el for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion.  Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

The fol­low­ing chart iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els.  Com­pare your test data:

Water Softener for Newton,MA

MORE AFFECTS FROM 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.  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/.  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.

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER DO?

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/

Newton ,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WON’T A WATER SOFTENER DO?

water softener Newton, MA

WATER SOFTENER

A water soft­en­er will not remove the health threats Radon and Arsenic which may be found in New­ton, MA pri­vate well water and will require dif­fer­ent water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies.  Although this is rare in New­ton, a water test can deter­mine if it is some­thing that needs to be addressed.  Radon can be 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 NEWTON, MA

 

H2O Care is an established regional water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, 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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