WATER SOFTENER FOR HAVERHILL, MASSACHUSETTS

Water softener in Haverhill, MA

WATER SOFTENER OPTIONS IN HAVERHILL

WATER SOFTENER TO ELIMINATE HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

The main hard water minerals, magnesium and calcium, are found in Haverhill private wells along with iron and manganese (“The stainers”).  Water softening will greatly improve your water if you have hard water minerals, iron or manganese present. These common contaminants can be removed with a water softener and/or a properly specified sediment filter depending on whether the contaminants are in particulate form or in solution (dissolved). There are different types of water softeners, such as up-flow versus down-flow which can make a big difference, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in the water.  Also, there are high efficiency water softeners that are designed to use less water and salt.

The table below identifies hard water levels – compare to your water test:

Water Softener Haverhill ,MA

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

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

AFFECTS OF HARD WATER, IRON AND MANGANESE

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

Water softener Haverhill, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP IN PIPES

WHAT A WATER SOFTENER WILL CORRECT?

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

Haverhill, MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WON’T A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT?

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

Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in water, however this may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well.  A water filtration specifically for this problem is effective in correcting this.  Water testing and analysis will help determine the best approach for you.  For more information on bad odors & tastes in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/

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H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, with offices in Middleton and 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.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call 800-539-1100.

WATER SOFTENER FOR DRACUT, MASSACHUSETTS

water softener in Dracut, MA

   WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

WATER SOFTENER TO ELIMINATE HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

The main hard water minerals, magnesium and calcium, are found in Dracut private wells along with iron and manganese (“The stainers”). Water softening will greatly improve your water if you have hard water minerals, iron or manganese present. These common contaminants can be removed with a water softener and/or a properly specified sediment filter depending on whether the contaminants are in particulate form or in solution (dissolved). There are different types of water softeners, such as up-flow versus down-flow which can make a big difference, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in the water.  Also, there are high efficiency water softeners that are designed to use less water and salt.

The table below identifies hard water levels – compare to your water test:

Water Softener Dracut,MA

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

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

AFFECTS OF HARD WATER, IRON AND MANGANESE

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

Water softener Dracut, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP IN PIPES

WHAT A WATER SOFTENER WILL CORRECT?

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

Dracut,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WON’T A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT?

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

Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in water, however this may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well.  A water filtration specifically for this problem is effective in correcting this.  Water testing and analysis will help determine the best approach for you.  For more information on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

Water softener Dracut, MaHard water in Dracut, MA

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, with offices in Middleton and 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.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call 800-539-1100.

WATER FILTER OPTIONS FOR PLAINVILLE, MASS.

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     WATER FILTER FOR PLAINVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS

There are many types and sizes of filters available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Plainville 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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  CARTRIDGE WATER FILTER CHOICES

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 CARTRIDGE , 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 CARTRIDGE   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.  Carbon filtration is also effective in the removal of Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and other unwanted contaminants in the water.

BAD TASTES & ODORS, SEDIMENT

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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 Plainville, 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 Plainville, MA

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 Hudson & Middleton, 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 FILTRATION SYSTEMS

HARD WATER IN LINCOLN, MASSACHUSETTS

hard water in Lincoln, MA

     HARD WATER SOFTENING SYSTEMS 

WHEN IS WATER CONSIDERED TO BE “HARD WATER”?

Water is considered “hard” when your Lincoln 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.

Water Softener for hard water in Lincoln, Massachusetts

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.

Hard water in Lincoln, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Hard water softener in Lincoln, MA

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM

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.

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 a whole house water filtration system that aerates and 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.

Hard water softening in Lincoln, MA

RADON IN WATER WHOLE HOUSE FILTRATION SYSTEM

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing a whole house water filtration system composed of  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.

Hard water softening in Lincoln, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC 

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types whole house water filtration systems or “point of use” systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water. A rotten egg smell in water in your Lincoln water is likely the result of hydrogen sulfide in your water supply.  This can be easily remedied with a whole house water filtration system.  Starting with a water test will lead to the right approach.  For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

Hard water softening in Lincoln, MA

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 H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 (offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA).  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 call us at 800-539-1100.

HARD WATER IN GOFFSTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

hard water in Goffstown,NH

HARD WATER SOFTENING SYSTEMS

WHAT IS HARD WATER?

Water is considered “hard” when your Goffstown 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 water softening solutions that will condition your water by removing these hard water minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process.  Compare your water test results to the following chart:

Water Softener for hard water in Goffstown, NH

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, bacteria and others should be properly sampled and brought to a certified laboratory for testing that requires specialized equipment.

Hard water in Goffstown, NH

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Hard water softener in Goffstown, NH

                       HIGH EFFICIENCY WATER SOFTENING SYSTEM

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.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

Other contaminants found in the well water of Goffstown and the New England region 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 into a sealed chamber for further safe venting outside of the home.

Hard water softening in Goffstown, NH

RADON IN WATER WHOLE HOUSE FILTRATION

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.

Hard water softening in Goffstown, NH

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 other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  A water test and analysis will lead to the best approach.  For more information on bad odors & taste issues, go to the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

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H2O Care is an established New England 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 by email at [email protected] or  call us at 800-539-1100.
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