ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER – ESSEX, MASSACHUSETTS

Eliminating rotten egg smell in water for Essex, MA

Picking the right water filtration system to eliminate rotten egg smell in Essex water

WHY DOES MY WATER HAVE A ROTTEN EGG SMELL?

rotten egg smell in my water in Essex, MA

The most prevalent cause of rotten egg smell in water in this region is hydrogen sulfide, although higher levels of Manganese in water can also give off a similar smell.  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can exist naturally in groundwater. Sulfur-reducing bacteria present in groundwater use sulfur as an energy source to chemically change sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. The bacteria use sulfur from decaying plants and other organic matter in oxygen-deficient environments. They can occur in deep or shallow wells, and reside in plumbing systems. Hydrogen sulfide can reveal itself in other ways too. Hot water heaters that have a magnesium rod used for corrosion control can chemically reduce sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide also can enter surface water through springs as well.   It is most common in shale and sandstone. The occurrence of hydrogen sulfide gas has been associated with groundwater with low pH and/or groundwater with high levels of iron and/or manganese (typical water quality issues in New England).  Hydrogen sulfide has a pungent smell at low concentrations and most people can detect concentrations above 0.03 ppm. There is no Maximum Contaminant Level established by the United States EPA.

DOES HYDROGEN SULFIDE POSE A HEALTH RISK OR IS THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL JUST AN AESTHETIC ISSUE?

Usually it is not a health risk at concentrations present in household water.  However, hydrogen sulfide gas is flammable and poisonous at high concentrations.  Build-up of hydrogen sulfide concentrations in confined areas has been known to cause adverse health effects.

Bacteria in groundwater are responsible for most of the sulfide smells detected while sampling water wells. These are not often associated with high enough concentrations to be a health issue. In rare cases, sulfide presence may be due to sewage pollution. If you experience a hydrogen sulfide odor suddenly, consult with a water filtration system professional.

OTHER AFFECTS – Hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can leach metals from plumbing systems into the water. The result of this corrosion of metals by hydrogen sulfide can be  a black precipitate that can stain laundry and bathroom fixtures, darken silverware, and discolor copper and brass utensils.

HOW DO I GET RID OF THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN MY WATER?

rotten egg smell in my water in Essex, ma

While there are a number of technologies available to remove the rotten egg smell in your water, it cannot be viewed in a vacuum.  The pH level, iron & manganese levels, as well as other contaminants present in the water must be evaluated for an effective, comprehensive solution to this issue.  Some of the technologies and systems that may be used include:

  • Ozone treatment creates a chemical reaction that precipitates sulfur. Ozone is effective for concentrations up to 10 ppm.
  • Oxidizing filters will work for concentrations up to 6 ppm. The filter contains sand with a manganese dioxide coating that changes hydrogen sulfide gas to tiny particles of sulfur that are trapped inside the filter.
  • Activated carbon filters can be effective when hydrogen sulfide is present in low levels (up to about 0.3 ppm). The hydrogen sulfide is absorbed onto the surface of the carbon particles. Filters require periodic replacement and can harbor sulfate-reducing bacteria
  • Shock chlorination of your well may reduce the hydrogen sulfide-producing bacteria. It’s most effective in water with a pH between 5 and 7 and ineffective in alkaline (higher pH) water.  An activated carbon filter may be necessary to remove residual chlorine or small amounts of remaining hydrogen sulfide.
  • Oxidation removes hydrogen sulfide concentrations exceeding 6 ppm. It can be done by aeration, chlorination, and potassium permanganate.
  • Water heater modification is necessary when hydrogen sulfide is causing an odor within the water heating system. Replacing the magnesium corrosion control rod with one made of aluminum or other metals usually improves the situation, however, you should check the manufacturer’s warranty on the water heater to make sure you aren’t voiding the warranty.

OTHER WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

There are different types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Essex. Selecting the ones that address the water quality issues that have been identified and that you are concerned with is the task at hand.  Not only is matching the right technology important, but also sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is very important.  Last, but not least, a professionally plumbed system is also critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site, health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

WATER SOFTENERS

remove rotten egg smell in Essex, MA

Whole house water filtration systems

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.  For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), a “down-flow” water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

remove rotten egg smell in water removal in Essex

Whole house water filtration for radon in water removal

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing 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 as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

remove rotten egg smell in water in Essex

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic from water

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  Starting with a water test will dictate the right approach.

Remove rotten egg smell from water in Essex, MA

rotten egg smell in water in Essex, MA
H2O Care is an established full service, water filtration and testing organization based in Middleton, MA on route 114, originally formed in 1989.  The company has been published multiple times in Water Technology Magazine about contaminants and other water quality issues common to this region.  Contact by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-539-1100

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER – CONCORD, MASS

Eliminating rotten egg smell in water for Concord, MA

Picking the right water filtration system to eliminate rotten egg smell in Concord

WHY DOES MY WATER HAVE A ROTTEN EGG SMELL?

rotten egg smell in my water in Concord, MA

The most prevalent cause of rotten egg smell in water in this region is hydrogen sulfide, although higher levels of Manganese in water can also let off a similar type of smell.  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can exist naturally in groundwater. Sulfur-reducing bacteria present in groundwater use sulfur as an energy source to chemically change sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. The bacteria use sulfur from decaying plants and other organic matter in oxygen-deficient environments. They can occur in deep or shallow wells, and reside in plumbing systems. Hydrogen sulfide can reveal itself in other ways too. Hot water heaters that have a magnesium rod used for corrosion control can chemically reduce sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide also can enter surface water through springs as well.   It is most common in shale and sandstone. The occurrence of hydrogen sulfide gas has been associated with groundwater with low pH and/or groundwater with high levels of iron and/or manganese (typical water quality issues in New England).  Hydrogen sulfide has a pungent smell at low concentrations and most people can detect concentrations above 0.03 ppm. There is no Maximum Contaminant Level established by the United States EPA.

DOES HYDROGEN SULFIDE POSE A HEALTH RISK OR IS THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL JUST AN AESTHETIC ISSUE?

Usually it is not a health risk at concentrations present in household water.  However, hydrogen sulfide gas is flammable and poisonous at high concentrations.  Build-up of hydrogen sulfide concentrations in confined areas has been known to cause adverse health effects.

Bacteria in groundwater are responsible for most of the sulfide smells detected while sampling water wells. These are not often associated with high enough concentrations to be a health issue. In rare cases, sulfide presence may be due to sewage pollution. If you experience a hydrogen sulfide odor suddenly, consult with a water filtration system professional.

OTHER AFFECTS – Hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can leach metals from plumbing systems into the water. The result of this corrosion of metals by hydrogen sulfide can be  a black precipitate that can stain laundry and bathroom fixtures, darken silverware, and discolor copper and brass utensils.

HOW DO I GET RID OF THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN MY WATER?

rotten egg smell in my water in Concord, ma

While there are a number of technologies available to remove the rotten egg smell in your water, it cannot be viewed in a vacuum.  The pH level, iron & manganese levels, as well as other contaminants present in the water must be evaluated for an effective, comprehensive solution to this issue.  Some of the technologies and systems that may be used include:

  • Ozone treatment creates a chemical reaction that precipitates sulfur. Ozone is effective for concentrations up to 10 ppm.
  • Oxidizing filters will work for concentrations up to 6 ppm. The filter contains sand with a manganese dioxide coating that changes hydrogen sulfide gas to tiny particles of sulfur that are trapped inside the filter.
  • Activated carbon filters can be effective when hydrogen sulfide is present in low levels (up to about 0.3 ppm). The hydrogen sulfide is absorbed onto the surface of the carbon particles. Filters require periodic replacement and can harbor sulfate-reducing bacteria
  • Shock chlorination of your well may reduce the hydrogen sulfide-producing bacteria. It’s most effective in water with a pH between 5 and 7 and ineffective in alkaline (higher pH) water.  An activated carbon filter may be necessary to remove residual chlorine or small amounts of remaining hydrogen sulfide.
  • Oxidation removes hydrogen sulfide concentrations exceeding 6 ppm. It can be done by aeration, chlorination, and potassium permanganate.
  • Water heater modification is necessary when hydrogen sulfide is causing an odor within the water heating system. Replacing the magnesium corrosion control rod with one made of aluminum or other metals usually improves the situation, however, you should check the manufacturer’s warranty on the water heater to make sure you aren’t voiding the warranty.

OTHER WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

There are different types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Concord. Selecting the ones that address the water quality issues that have been identified and that you are concerned with is the task at hand.  Not only is matching the right technology important, but also sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is very important.  Last, but not least, a professionally plumbed system is also critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site, health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

WATER SOFTENERS

remove rotten egg smell in Concord, MA

Whole house water filtration systems

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.  For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), a “down-flow” water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

remove rotten egg smell in water removal in Concord

Whole house water filtration for radon in water removal

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing 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 as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

remove rotten egg smell in water in Concord

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic from water

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  Starting with a water test will dictate the right approach.

Remove rotten egg smell from water in Concord, MA

rotten egg smell in water in Concord, MA
H2O Care is an established full service, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website http://www.h2ocare.com, and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100
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WATER SOFTENER REPAIR, SERVICE & INSTALL IN DEDHAM, MA

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Water Softener repair, service, install in Dedham

Water softener maintenance is normally recommended on an annual basis as well as for most other water filtration equipment.  There may be some interim operational problems which can be diagnosed and remedied by the homeowner.  To ensure proper operation and to maximize the useful life of your equipment, proper maintenance will provide consistent softened or conditioned water to your home.  There are various brands of water softeners, some more efficient than others in terms of water usage and salt requirements. Some models are capable of softening or conditioning larger volumes of water, therefore estimating water usage prior to selecting a system is important.  For higher levels of iron and/or manganese, an up-flow water softener (versus down-flow) is highly recommended to avoid damaging mineral build-up at the bottom of the tank.  For complicated problems, contacting your water treatment service technician for water softener repair is your best option.  See some common symptoms of potential problems with your water softener below.

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What To Check If  Your Water Softener Isn’t Working

Check to see if the water softener is “on” and working, that is, that the system has power, then:

  • Check salt tank: Is there salt in the brine tank?  If not, add at least a few bags salt to the tank.
  • Check power to the softener: If the unit uses electricity to run a timer, be sure it’s plugged in to a live outlet and has power. Some water conditioners use a low-voltage transformer to power the control – be sure that device is present, plugged in, and working.  Also, a power failure could cause the timer to be improperly set.  Re-set the day of week and time of day on the water softener timer after an electrical power failure or after the softener has been powered “off” for a time.
  • Check the water softener bypass valve: You want first to see that the water softener is not on “bypass” – is household water flowing through the unit?  This valve is an option and may not be installed on your unit, but there may be standard plumbing valves or globe valves that accomplish the same purpose.
  • Manually regeneration cycle: Then try a manual regeneration cycle – you’ll see on most units a lever you can push on the control box to start that regeneration process.  Note: your home will not be delivered conditioned or softened water while the water softener is in the regeneration cycle, therefore, its best not to use water (or use as little as possible- flushing toilets is OK, etc.) in the home until the regeneration process is complete.  This is why most programmed regeneration is set for late at night when water usage is much less likely.
  • Feel & test the water supply: if you can’t get a lather when bathing the system may not be sufficiently treating the water.
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SYMPTOMS OF POTENTIAL WATER SOFTENER REPAIR REQUIREMENT

Without fully diagnosing, it can be very difficult to determine what is really causing the problem and whether of not a water softener repair is even necessary.  This is where a service technician will be able to trouble shoot the situation and come to a determination and solution to the problem. While there are so many possible symptoms and problems a softener may experience, the following are a few that you may see.

  1.  Excessive salt usage by the system, requiring higher than normal salt tank fill ups
  2.  Staining on home fixtures even though the water softener seems to be running properly
  3.  Mineral discharge from the water softener and into the home’s water supply
  4.  Loss of water pressure downstream from the softener
  5.  Hard water evidence observed right after a regeneration cycle.

It should also be noted that once a water softener gets past a certain age, it just may be time to invest in a new one.  You should discuss the potential merits of this with your water treatment professional.

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H2O Care is a Massachusetts based,  full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles about common regional contaminants and other water quality issues 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.

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER – ACTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Eliminating rotten egg smell in water for Acton, MA

Picking the right water filtration system to eliminate rotten egg smell in Acton water

WHY DOES MY WATER HAVE A ROTTEN EGG SMELL?

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The most prevalent cause of rotten egg smell in water in this region is hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can exist naturally in groundwater. Sulfur-reducing bacteria present in groundwater use sulfur as an energy source to chemically change sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. The bacteria use sulfur from decaying plants and other organic matter in oxygen-deficient environments. They can occur in deep or shallow wells, and reside in plumbing systems. Hydrogen sulfide can reveal itself in other ways too. Hot water heaters that have a magnesium rod used for corrosion control can chemically reduce sulfates to hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide also can enter surface water through springs as well.   It is most common in shale and sandstone. The occurrence of hydrogen sulfide gas has been associated with groundwater with low pH and/or groundwater with high levels of iron and/or manganese (typical water quality issues in New England).  Hydrogen sulfide has a pungent smell at low concentrations and most people can detect concentrations above 0.03 ppm. There is no Maximum Contaminant Level established by the United States EPA.

DOES HYDROGEN SULFIDE POSE A HEALTH RISK OR IS THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL JUST AN AESTHETIC ISSUE?

Usually it is not a health risk at concentrations present in household water.  However, hydrogen sulfide gas is flammable and poisonous at high concentrations.  Build-up of hydrogen sulfide concentrations in confined areas has been known to cause adverse health effects.

Bacteria in groundwater are responsible for most of the sulfide smells detected while sampling water wells. These are not often associated with high enough concentrations to be a health issue. In rare cases, sulfide presence may be due to sewage pollution. If you experience a hydrogen sulfide odor suddenly, consult with a water filtration system professional.

OTHER AFFECTS – Hydrogen sulfide is corrosive and can leach metals from plumbing systems into the water. The result of this corrosion of metals by hydrogen sulfide can be  a black precipitate that can stain laundry and bathroom fixtures, darken silverware, and discolor copper and brass utensils.

HOW DO I GET RID OF THE ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN MY WATER?

rotten egg smell in my water in Acton, ma

While there are a number of technologies available to remove the rotten egg smell in your water, it cannot be viewed in a vacuum.  The pH level, iron & manganese levels, as well as other contaminants present in the water must be evaluated for an effective, comprehensive solution to this issue.  Some of the technologies and systems that may be used include:

  • Ozone treatment creates a chemical reaction that precipitates sulfur. Ozone is effective for concentrations up to 10 ppm.
  • Oxidizing filters will work for concentrations up to 6 ppm. The filter contains sand with a manganese dioxide coating that changes hydrogen sulfide gas to tiny particles of sulfur that are trapped inside the filter.
  • Activated carbon filters can be effective when hydrogen sulfide is present in low levels (up to about 0.3 ppm). The hydrogen sulfide is absorbed onto the surface of the carbon particles. Filters require periodic replacement and can harbor sulfate-reducing bacteria
  • Shock chlorination of your well may reduce the hydrogen sulfide-producing bacteria. It’s most effective in water with a pH between 5 and 7 and ineffective in alkaline (higher pH) water.  An activated carbon filter may be necessary to remove residual chlorine or small amounts of remaining hydrogen sulfide.
  • Oxidation removes hydrogen sulfide concentrations exceeding 6 ppm. It can be done by aeration, chlorination, and potassium permanganate.
  • Water heater modification is necessary when hydrogen sulfide is causing an odor within the water heating system. Replacing the magnesium corrosion control rod with one made of aluminum or other metals usually improves the situation, however, you should check the manufacturer’s warranty on the water heater to make sure you aren’t voiding the warranty.

OTHER WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

There are different types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Acton. Selecting the ones that address the water quality issues that have been identified and that you are concerned with is the task at hand.  Not only is matching the right technology important, but also sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is very important.  Last, but not least, a professionally plumbed system is also critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site, health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

WATER SOFTENERS

remove rotten egg smell in Acton, MA

Whole house water filtration systems

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.  For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), a “down-flow” water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

remove rotten egg smell in water removal in Acton

Whole house water filtration for radon in water removal

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing 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 as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

remove rotten egg smell in water in Acton

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic from water

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  Starting with a water test will dictate the right approach.

Remove rotten egg smell from water in Acton, MA

rotten egg smell in water in Acton, MA
H2O Care is an established full service, water filtration and testing organization based in Middleton, MA on route 114, originally formed in 1989.  The company has been published multiple times in Water Technology Magazine about contaminants and other water quality issues common to this region.  Contact by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-539-1100

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR CANTON, MA

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM OPTIONS FOR CANTON

Various types and sizes of whole house water filtration systems are available to address potential water quality issues experienced in Canton, Massachusetts town water or well water. Not only is matching the right technology important, sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is also key.  Last, but not least, a professionally plumbed system is also critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment.

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of laundry, bathroom fixtures, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing your home with excellent water quality.  While certain minerals & contaminants can be tested on-site (iron, hardness, pH, total dissolved solids), health threat items like radon in water, arsenic in water, nitrates and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.  For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “up-flow” water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

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There are various types of bad odors and tastes that you may experience in your water.  Hydrogen Sulfide is not uncommon and is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water, however this may also be caused by high Manganese levels as well.  A water filtration specifically for this problem is effective in correcting this. For a more complete description of this and other potential bad odors and taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

You may notice odor and taste issues if your home is supplied by town water, typically associated with Chlorine.  Chlorine is used for disinfection purposes by the town to control microorganisms including bacteria and others that may be present in the water distribution system.  Carbon water filtration systems are effective at removing chlorine and the associated taste and odors that come with it.  These systems can either be installed at the point of entry in your home, typically in the basement, or at a point of use for drinking water only.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in New England well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon in water is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber. This gas is then safely vented to the outside ambient air.

Whole house water filtration for radon in water removal in Canton

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR RADON

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing 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 as well. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, www.h2ocare.com and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.
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