WATER SOFTENER – BOLTON, MASSACHUSETTS

water softener or water filtration Bolton,ma

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

WATER SOFTENER 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.  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.

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.

Water softener for bolton, MA

 

H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based 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.comNote: New Hudson, MA office opened on 439 Main St. (rte. 62) in May, 2017.

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

Boxford salt free water softener

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT “SALT FREE” WATER 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, Massachusetts

 

http://h2ocare.wpengine.com

H2O Care is an established 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.  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 ABOUT “SALT FREE” WATER 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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