WATER TEST IN WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS

water testing in watertown, massachusetts

WATER TESTING IN  WATER-TOWN

CONDUCTING ON-SITE WATER TESTING IN WATERTOWN

Water testing for certain items can be performed on-site with industry standard test kits and get reliable readings right at your home. Based on the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. The on-site testing can be performed for the following:

Hardness > Iron > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) > Chlorine

For a more complete water test and analysis, we recommend pulling proper water samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary or desired.

Water test in Watertown, MA

WATER TESTING WATERTOWN

WATER TEST THAT REQUIRES A CERTIFIED LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates, Trihalomethanes, Haloacetic acids or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.  Once results become available, we can review them with you and discuss a course of action for any potential water filtration or water softening that may be desired.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see water testing link on next line) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet.  Water testing from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration system or water softener system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should perform water testing and related information, see the link at Water Testing link.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE YOUR OWN WATER SAMPLES AND BRING THEM TO A LAB

If you would prefer to take water samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.  For any questions related to this, see our contact information below.

WATER test in Watertown, MA

    WATER TESTING IN WATERTOWN

 

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton and Hudson, Mass.  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.  You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION – WATERTOWN, MA

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          WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Whole house water filtration systems come in various types and sizes to address the potential water quality issues experienced in well water and town water in Watertown, MA and other parts of New England. Both matching the right technology and sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is key after analyzing water test results.  Additionally, a professionally plumbed system is critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment as it processes thousands of gallons of water every month.

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 FOR IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENING 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. Water is considered “hard” when water contains higher levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Hard water makes cleaning clothes more difficult, creates streaking on dishes and glasses, and makes cleaning your hair and skin well a challenge.  Hard water can also damage your home’s piping distribution system if not corrected.  Hard water makes it hard to clean. There are high efficiency filtration solutions that will condition your hard water by removing these hard water minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process. For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “upflow” 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 SYSTEMS FOR OTHER WATER QUALITY ISSUES

CHLORINE SMELL & TASTE IN WATERCHLORINE SMELL AND TASTE IN WATER in Watertown, MA

There are various objectionable smells and tastes that may present themselves in drinking water supplies, where from a private well or public water supply.  Homeowners on public water supplies often cite an objectionable chlorine smell & taste.  Chlorination is the process of adding chlorine to drinking water to disinfect it and kill germs. It is the most common method employed by cities and towns used for this purpose. While the chemical could be harmful in high doses, when it is properly added to water it mixes and results in low levels that kill germs but are still safe to drink. The dosing levels of chlorine may vary during the course of the year. During the summer months when the water heats up, the potential for increased bacterial activity typically is countered with higher doses of chlorine. Also, depending on where your home is in the distribution system, you may have a higher level of chlorine in your water if you live closer to the water treatment plant and less if you are farther downstream.

The smell and taste given off by highly chlorinated water can be very off putting. Who hasn’t lifted a water glass in a restaurant to a heavy whiff of chlorine? A carbon filter or carbon filtration system is very effective at removing this annoying water quality issue as well as some other bad odors and tastes.  For more detail on various types of odors & tastes with respective causes and whole house water filtration solutions, see the link at Bad Tastes & Odors in Water.

FISHY, MUSTY SMELL & TASTE IN WATERWHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR BAD SMELL IN WATER in Watertown, MA

If you’re noticing this bad odor in your water in the summertime, it is likely being caused by algae blooms. Lakes and reservoirs often see an increase in algae blooming on the surface of the water when there is plenty of warmth and direct sunlight. Although water treatment facilities remove the algae from the water, the particles that cause the fishy bad odor can sometimes be detected by people who are sensitive to musty or mildew like smells. The presence of these particles do not pose any direct threat to your health, but if you are on a public water supply, you may want to contact the water division of your town and get an explanation from them.

Another cause of this fishy bad smell may be the combination of chlorine and ammonia which together create a compound called Chloramine. This is often used to disinfect public water sources (as a substitute for chlorine) and can sometimes produce an unpleasant aroma in your water. Surface water sources, such as reservoirs contain organic matter that, when combined with chlorine at the water treatment plant, can cause by-product compounds called Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids. These have proven to be a health threat, and as such, many towns have switched to Chloramine to avoid this. For more on Chloramine see the link at: EPA Chloramine.  Whole house water filtration systems will correct this annoying water quality issue.

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

rotten egg smell in my water in Watertown

Rotten egg smell is a common water quality issue in the New England region usually caused by 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 which releases a rotten egg smell in water. 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. Other than releasing a rotten egg smell in water, Hydrogen sulfide may be 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.  Also, at high levels, Hydrogen sulfide can pose serious health threats.  There are various technologies for removing this problem, depending on its level in your water.  Ozone, carbon filtration and aeration are some methods available.  For more on this topic, see the link at: OSHA H2S Link.

GASOLINE OR PETROCHEMICAL TYPE SMELL

SMELLY WATER in Watertown

If you notice a bad odor or taste in your water which is like diesel or petrol, there’s a quick check you can do to work out where it may be coming from. Pour a glass or water from the tap you’ve noticed the smell or taste from. Take this into another room if possible, or as far away from the tap itself. If the smell or taste disappears, this could mean there is a problem with the drain near the tap, it may not be connected properly. If the bad odor is still there it could be because there are petrochemicals around the area of your water pipes. You should check for any fuel leaks on your driveway or on the road near your property. It is also possible that leakage from a gasoline storage tank in the area is causing this, therefore you may want to contact your town to find out if they are aware of any situations that may have affected the well where you live. This leakage could have happened a long time ago and has begun finding its way into the aquifer supplying your well.  Depending on the water test and analysis, this water quality issue can be corrected with several technologies, including carbon filtration, oxidation and ozone.

POTENTIAL HEALTH THREATS IN WELL WATER

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 Watertown

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR RADON

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

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic in water in Watertown

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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.

Whole house water filtration system service van in Watertown

whole house water filtration in Watertown, MA

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA at 259 South Main St. (Rte. 114).  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.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 call us at 800-539-1100.      Note: New Hudson, MA office opened in May, 2017 on Route 62 (439 Main St.). 
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WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

WATER TEST IN ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS

water testing in Arlington, MA

WATER TEST IN ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS

CONDUCTING ON-SITE WATER TESTING IN ARLINGTON

Water testing for certain items can be performed on-site with industry standard test kits and get reliable readings right at your home. Based on the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. The on-site testing can be performed for the following:

Hardness > Iron > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) > Chlorine

For a more complete water test and analysis, we recommend pulling proper water samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary or desired.

Water test in Arlington, MA

WATER TESTING IN ARLINGTON

WATER TEST THAT REQUIRES A CERTIFIED LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates, Trihalomethanes, Haloacetic acids or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.  Once results become available, we can review them with you and discuss a course of action for any potential water filtration or water softening that may be desired.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see water testing link on next line) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet.  Water testing from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration system or water softener system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should perform water testing and related information, see the link at Water Testing link.

TAKING YOUR OWN WATER SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LAB FOR TESTING

If you would prefer to take water samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.

WATER test in Arlington, MA

                  WATER TESTING

 

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  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.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION – ARLINGTON, MASS.

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          WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Whole house water filtration systems come in various types and sizes to address the potential water quality issues experienced in well water and town water in Arlington, MA and other parts of New England. Both matching the right technology and sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is key after analyzing water test results.  Additionally, a professionally plumbed system is critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new equipment as it processes thousands of gallons of water every month.

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 FOR HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENING

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. Water is considered “hard” when water contains higher levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Hard water makes cleaning clothes more difficult, creates streaking on dishes and glasses, and makes cleaning your hair and skin well a challenge.  Hard water can also damage your home’s piping distribution system if not corrected.  Hard water makes it hard to clean. There are high efficiency filtration solutions that will condition your hard water by removing these hard water minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process. For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “upflow” 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 SYSTEMS FOR OTHER WATER QUALITY ISSUES

CHLORINE SMELL & TASTE IN WATERCHLORINE SMELL AND TASTE IN WATER in Arlington, MA

There are various objectionable smells and tastes that may present themselves in drinking water supplies, where from a private well or public water supply.  Homeowners on public water supplies often cite an objectionable chlorine smell & taste.  Chlorination is the process of adding chlorine to drinking water to disinfect it and kill germs. It is the most common method employed by cities and towns used for this purpose. While the chemical could be harmful in high doses, when it is properly added to water it mixes and results in low levels that kill germs but are still safe to drink. The dosing levels of chlorine may vary during the course of the year. During the summer months when the water heats up, the potential for increased bacterial activity typically is countered with higher doses of chlorine. Also, depending on where your home is in the distribution system, you may have a higher level of chlorine in your water if you live closer to the water treatment plant and less if you are farther downstream.

The smell and taste given off by highly chlorinated water can be very off putting. Who hasn’t lifted a water glass in a restaurant to a heavy whiff of chlorine? A carbon filter or carbon filtration system is very effective at removing this annoying water quality issue as well as some other bad odors and tastes.  For more detail on various types of odors & tastes with respective causes and whole house water filtration solutions, see the link at Bad Tastes & Odors in Water.

FISHY, MUSTY SMELL & TASTE IN WATERWHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR BAD SMELL IN WATER in Arlington, MA

If you’re noticing this bad odor in your water in the summertime, it is likely being caused by algae blooms. Lakes and reservoirs often see an increase in algae blooming on the surface of the water when there is plenty of warmth and direct sunlight. Although water treatment facilities remove the algae from the water, the particles that cause the fishy bad odor can sometimes be detected by people who are sensitive to musty or mildew like smells. The presence of these particles do not pose any direct threat to your health, but if you are on a public water supply, you may want to contact the water division of your town and get an explanation from them.

Another cause of this fishy bad smell may be the combination of chlorine and ammonia which together create a compound called Chloramine. This is often used to disinfect public water sources (as a substitute for chlorine) and can sometimes produce an unpleasant aroma in your water. Surface water sources, such as reservoirs contain organic matter that, when combined with chlorine at the water treatment plant, can cause by-product compounds called Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids. These have proven to be a health threat, and as such, many towns have switched to Chloramine to avoid this. For more on Chloramine see the link at: EPA Chloramine.  Whole house water filtration systems will correct this annoying water quality issue.

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IN WATER

rotten egg smell in my water in Arlington

Rotten egg smell is a common water quality issue in the New England region usually caused by 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 which releases a rotten egg smell in water. 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. Other than releasing a rotten egg smell in water, Hydrogen sulfide may be 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.  Also, at high levels, Hydrogen sulfide can pose serious health threats.  There are various technologies for removing this problem, depending on its level in your water.  Ozone, carbon filtration and aeration are some methods available.  For more on this topic, see the link at: OSHA H2S Link.

GASOLINE OR PETROCHEMICAL TYPE SMELL

SMELLY WATER in Arlington

If you notice a bad odor or taste in your water which is like diesel or petrol, there’s a quick check you can do to work out where it may be coming from. Pour a glass or water from the tap you’ve noticed the smell or taste from. Take this into another room if possible, or as far away from the tap itself. If the smell or taste disappears, this could mean there is a problem with the drain near the tap, it may not be connected properly. If the bad odor is still there it could be because there are petrochemicals around the area of your water pipes. You should check for any fuel leaks on your driveway or on the road near your property. It is also possible that leakage from a gasoline storage tank in the area is causing this, therefore you may want to contact your town to find out if they are aware of any situations that may have affected the well where you live. This leakage could have happened a long time ago and has begun finding its way into the aquifer supplying your well.  Depending on the water test and analysis, this water quality issue can be corrected with several technologies, including carbon filtration, oxidation and ozone.

POTENTIAL HEALTH THREATS IN WELL WATER

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 Arlington

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR RADON

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

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic in water in Arlington

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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.

Whole house water filtration system service van in Arlington

whole house water filtration in Arlington, MA

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA at 259 South Main St. (Rte. 114).  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.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]e.com or call us at 800-539-1100.      Note: New Hudson, MA office opened in May, 2017 on Route 62 (439 Main St.). 
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WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR ARLINGTON, MA

WATER FILTER OPTIONS – ARLINGTON, MASS.

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WATER FILTER FOR ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS

There are many types and sizes of filters available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Arlington town water or private wells. There are cartridge style water filters and whole house water filters which will be reviewed in the balance of this write-up.  Matching the right technology and sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home are critical to selecting the best approach for your situation.  Additionally, a professionally plumbed system is paramount as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and proper functioning of your new water filtration equipment.

CARTRIDGE STYLE WATER FILTER

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     WATER FILTER CARTRIDGE TYPES

There are various types and sizes of water filter cartridges with differentiating features relating to what you are trying to mechanically remove from the water.  These filters do not work on removing dissolved impurities from the water as other technologies must be used for this purpose.

SEDIMENT WATER FILTER CARTRIDGES, as their name implies, are for removing sediment (particulate matter) from the water supply. The key characteristics relate to the micron rating of the filter designed to remove particles at or greater than a specified size and also capacity in terms of how long the sediment filter will work before it is no longer able to remove sediment. Specifying a micron rating that is too small for installation at the water’s point of entry into your home, for example, may cause an unacceptable drop in water pressure.  Specifying a micron rating that is not small enough may produce less than optimal results in keeping sediment out of your water supply.  Sometimes trial and error becomes the route to determining what works best in your situation. Experienced water treatment professionals have the benefit of many years of trial and error and will usually know what will work best in different situations.

SEDIMENT FILTERS ARE IMPORTANT because sediment can be abrasive to all of your water using appliances and can also negatively affect other types of water filtration or water softening equipment that you may have installed or are planning to install in your home or other facility. Removing sediment is also a good step in providing better drinking water, although not the only step if a higher level of purity is desired.  (For more on high quality drinking water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/reverse-osmosis-ro-water-purification/.

CARBON WATER FILTER CARTRIDGES use activated carbon to remove chemicals (such as chlorine, volatile organics and others) and some bad tastes and odors from water.  Carbon filters are also components of reverse osmosis purification systems to remove chlorine from water prior to flowing to the systems’ membrane which can be negatively affected by the chlorine. Water passes through activated carbon, which is porous, trapping certain particles that are attracted to the porous material in a process known as adsorption.  At some point, adsorption capacity is exceeded and the filter must be changed in order to be effective.  As with sediment water filters, the micron rating and size of the filter must be matched to the specific situation.

There are also other types of water filter cartridges for very specific purposes such as pH neutralizing, pipe protection and others.  These may be introduced to you by your water treatment professional if your particular situation warrants them.

POINT OF ENTRY, WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTERS

WATER SOFTENERS

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENING 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”), 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.

POINT OF ENTRY, WHOLE HOUSE CARBON OR SEDIMENT FILTERS

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BACKWASHABLE CARBON OR SEDIMENT FILTER SYSTEM

In situations where there is high water usage and the use of cartridge filters doesn’t make sense, a point of entry system may be the solution.  These systems do not require the frequency of change-outs that cartridge filters do and have the ability to automatically clean themselves, extending the life of the media inside the tank.  Another example would be if your town supplied water is high in chlorine and you wish to eliminate it from your water supply, a point of entry carbon water filter will have enough capacity to last much longer and also remove more of the chlorine due to longer “contact time” that the water has with the filter.

BAD TASTES & ODORS, SEDIMENTchlorine smell and taste in water in Arlington, MAfishy smell in water in Arlington, MArotten egg smell in water in Arlington, MA

In addition to the above systems, 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.  For more information on common bad odors & tastes in New England water supplies, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTER FOR TWO COMMON REGIONAL HEALTH THREATS IN PRIVATE WELLS

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 Arlington, MA

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.

Whole house water filtration to remove arsenic from water in Arlington

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

 

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 (offices in Middleton & Hudson , MA).  See our written and published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.
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WATER FILTER OPTIONS FOR ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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