Water filter norwood, massachusetts

water filter Norwood, MA

       WATER FILTER FOR NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS

There are many types and sizes of fil­ters avail­able to address the var­i­ous types of poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues expe­ri­enced in Nor­wood 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.

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/.

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989,  with 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 FILTRATION OPTIONS

Water purification system — pepperell, ma

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    WATER PURIFICATION OPTIONS

WATER PURIFICATION

Water purifi­ca­tion is the process of remov­ing unde­sir­able chem­i­cals, bio­log­i­cal con­t­a­m­i­nants, and sus­pend­ed solids and gas­es from water with the goal of pro­duc­ing water fit for a spe­cif­ic pur­pose. Most drink­ing water goes through a dis­in­fec­tion process, but water purifi­ca­tion may also be designed for oth­er pur­pos­es, includ­ing ful­fill­ing the require­ments of phar­ma­co­log­i­cal, med­ical, chem­i­cal and indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions, or just to upgrade the drink­ing water sup­ply. The meth­ods used include phys­i­cal process­es such as sed­i­ment fil­tra­tion, car­bon based fil­tra­tion, sed­i­men­ta­tion with sand fil­ters; chem­i­cal process­es such as floc­cu­la­tion and chlo­ri­na­tion and the use of ultra­vi­o­let light or ozone.

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DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

FOR YOUR HOME 

On an indi­vid­u­al­ized basis, water purifi­ca­tion sys­tems can be installed for the removal of almost any of the poten­tial water qual­i­ty con­cerns you may have. For exam­ple, lead is typ­i­cal­ly removed from drink­ing water with either a reverse osmo­sis water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem or a car­bon fil­ter designed specif­i­cal­ly for the removal of lead from water. Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove dis­solved iron (see pho­to) or man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange (see below for more detailed infor­ma­tion on this).  A water soft­en­er will also remove dis­solved lead from the water as well, how­ev­er they are usu­al­ly installed ahead of the pip­ing where the poten­tial for lead leach­ing is most like­ly to occur and is not rec­om­mend­ed for this pur­pose. To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Radon or arsenic in the water requires oth­er tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems. Water test­ing will lead to the right sys­tem design & instal­la­tion.

BAD ODORS & TASTES

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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 that may be present in the water. For more detailed infor­ma­tion on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

THE AFFECTS OF HARD WATER IN YOUR HOME

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The only way to know how hard your water is by hav­ing it test­ed.  There are on-site test­ing meth­ods that are reli­able or you can have a sam­ple tak­en to a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. If you have a pri­vate well, there can be a very dif­fer­ent hard­ness lev­el than even the house across the street with a pri­vate well.  Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er. Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted or streaky and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Mag­ne­sium and Cal­ci­um may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.  Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insu­lat­ing the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank cre­at­ing extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el. This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly require ear­ly replace­ment. Hard water can also cause scale build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the home (see pho­to below).

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“The Stain­ers”) can also be found in water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  Depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late, these con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment water fil­tra­tion instal­la­tion.

A water soft­en­er will improve your water great­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.   If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems. The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty. Water soft­en­ers vary, includ­ing up-flow ver­sus down-flow which can make a big dif­fer­ence, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

Water purification system in Pepperell, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

WATER PURIFICATION FOR POTENTIAL HEALTH THREATS

Oth­er com­mon 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.

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER PURIFICATION 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 PURIFICATION- ARSENIC

Any water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem rec­om­men­da­tion should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your Pep­perell water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM Pepperell, MAwater purification in Pepperell, Ma

 H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in MIddleton (Route 114) & Hudson, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com.  You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330.

 

Water purification system — natick, mass

Water purification for Natick,, Massachusetts

WATER PURIFICATION OPTIONS

WATER PURIFICATION

Water purifi­ca­tion is the process of remov­ing unde­sir­able chem­i­cals, bio­log­i­cal con­t­a­m­i­nants, and sus­pend­ed solids and gas­es from water with the goal of pro­duc­ing water fit for a spe­cif­ic pur­pose. Most drink­ing water goes through a dis­in­fec­tion process, but water purifi­ca­tion may also be designed for oth­er pur­pos­es, includ­ing ful­fill­ing the require­ments of phar­ma­co­log­i­cal, med­ical, chem­i­cal and indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions, or just to upgrade the drink­ing water sup­ply. The meth­ods used include phys­i­cal process­es such as sed­i­ment fil­tra­tion, car­bon based fil­tra­tion, sed­i­men­ta­tion with sand fil­ters; chem­i­cal process­es such as floc­cu­la­tion and chlo­ri­na­tion and the use of ultra­vi­o­let light or ozone.

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WATER TESTING

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

On an indi­vid­u­al­ized basis, water purifi­ca­tion sys­tems can be installed for the removal of almost any of the poten­tial water qual­i­ty con­cerns you may have. For exam­ple, lead is typ­i­cal­ly removed from drink­ing water with either a reverse osmo­sis water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem or a car­bon fil­ter designed specif­i­cal­ly for the removal of lead from water. Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove dis­solved iron or man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange (see below for more detailed infor­ma­tion on this).  A water soft­en­er will also remove dis­solved lead from the water as well, how­ev­er they are usu­al­ly installed ahead of the pip­ing where the poten­tial for lead leach­ing is most like­ly to occur and is not rec­om­mend­ed for this pur­pose. To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Radon or arsenic in the water requires oth­er tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems. Water test­ing will lead to the right sys­tem design & instal­la­tion.

BAD ODORS & TASTES

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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 that may be present in the water. For more detailed infor­ma­tion on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

THE AFFECTS OF HARD WATER

Water purification for Natick, MA

The only way to know how hard your water is by hav­ing it test­ed.  There are on-site test­ing meth­ods that are reli­able or you can have a sam­ple tak­en to a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. If you have a pri­vate well, there can be a very dif­fer­ent hard­ness lev­el than even the house across the street with a pri­vate well.  Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er. Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted or streaky and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Mag­ne­sium and Cal­ci­um may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.  Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insu­lat­ing the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank cre­at­ing extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el. This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly require ear­ly replace­ment. Hard water can also cause scale build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the home (see pho­to below).

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“The Stain­ers”) can also be found in water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  Depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late, these con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment water fil­tra­tion instal­la­tion.

A water soft­en­er will improve your water great­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.   If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems. The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty. Water soft­en­ers vary, includ­ing up-flow ver­sus down-flow which can make a big dif­fer­ence, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

Water purification system in Natick, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

Any water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem rec­om­men­da­tion should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your Nat­ick water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM Natick, MAwater purification in Natick, Ma

 H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in MIddleton (Route 114) & Hudson, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.com/publications/.  You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800–539-1100.

 

Water purification system — sharon, ma

Water purification Sharon, ma

  WATER PURIFICATION OPTIONS

WATER PURIFICATION

Water purifi­ca­tion is the process of remov­ing unde­sir­able chem­i­cals, bio­log­i­cal con­t­a­m­i­nants, and sus­pend­ed solids and gas­es from water with the goal of pro­duc­ing water fit for a spe­cif­ic pur­pose. Most drink­ing water goes through a dis­in­fec­tion process, but water purifi­ca­tion may also be designed for oth­er pur­pos­es, includ­ing ful­fill­ing the require­ments of phar­ma­co­log­i­cal, med­ical, chem­i­cal and indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions, or just to upgrade the drink­ing water sup­ply. The meth­ods used include phys­i­cal process­es such as sed­i­ment fil­tra­tion, car­bon based fil­tra­tion, sed­i­men­ta­tion with sand fil­ters; chem­i­cal process­es such as floc­cu­la­tion and chlo­ri­na­tion and the use of ultra­vi­o­let light or ozone.

Water testing for Sharon, MA

FOR YOUR HOME 

On an indi­vid­u­al­ized basis, water purifi­ca­tion sys­tems can be installed for the removal of almost any of the poten­tial water qual­i­ty con­cerns you may have. For exam­ple, lead is typ­i­cal­ly removed from drink­ing water with either a reverse osmo­sis water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem or a car­bon fil­ter designed specif­i­cal­ly for the removal of lead from water. Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove dis­solved iron or man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange (see below for more detailed infor­ma­tion on this).  A water soft­en­er will also remove dis­solved lead from the water as well, how­ev­er they are usu­al­ly installed ahead of the pip­ing where the poten­tial for lead leach­ing is most like­ly to occur and is not rec­om­mend­ed for this pur­pose. To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Radon or arsenic in the water requires oth­er tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems. Water test­ing will lead to the right sys­tem design & instal­la­tion.

BAD ODORS & TASTES

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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 that may be present in the water. For more detailed infor­ma­tion on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

THE AFFECTS OF HARD WATER IN YOUR HOME

Water purification for Sharon, MA

The only way to know how hard your water is by hav­ing it test­ed.  There are on-site test­ing meth­ods that are reli­able or you can have a sam­ple tak­en to a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. If you have a pri­vate well, there can be a very dif­fer­ent hard­ness lev­el than even the house across the street with a pri­vate well.  Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er. Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted or streaky and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Mag­ne­sium and Cal­ci­um may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.  Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insu­lat­ing the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank cre­at­ing extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el. This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly require ear­ly replace­ment. Hard water can also cause scale build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the home (see pho­to below).

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“The Stain­ers”) can also be found in water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  Depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late, these con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment water fil­tra­tion instal­la­tion.

A water soft­en­er will improve your water great­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.   If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems. The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty. Water soft­en­ers vary, includ­ing up-flow ver­sus down-flow which can make a big dif­fer­ence, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

Water purification system in Sharon, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

Any water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem rec­om­men­da­tion should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your Sharon water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM Sharon, MAwater purification in Sharon, Ma

 H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in MIddleton (Route 114) & Hudson, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.com/publications/.  You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330.

 

Water purification system — danvers, ma

water purification system Danvers, MA

WATER PURIFICATION OPTIONS

WATER PURIFICATION OPTIONS

Water purifi­ca­tion is the process of remov­ing unde­sir­able chem­i­cals, bio­log­i­cal con­t­a­m­i­nants, and sus­pend­ed solids and gas­es from water with the goal of pro­duc­ing water fit for a spe­cif­ic pur­pose. Most drink­ing water goes through a dis­in­fec­tion process, but water purifi­ca­tion may also be designed for oth­er pur­pos­es, includ­ing ful­fill­ing the require­ments of phar­ma­co­log­i­cal, med­ical, chem­i­cal and indus­tri­al appli­ca­tions, or just to upgrade the drink­ing water sup­ply. The meth­ods used include phys­i­cal process­es such as sed­i­ment fil­tra­tion, car­bon based fil­tra­tion, sed­i­men­ta­tion with sand fil­ters; chem­i­cal process­es such as floc­cu­la­tion and chlo­ri­na­tion and the use of ultra­vi­o­let light or ozone.

Water testing for Danvers, MA

WATER TESTING

FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS

On an indi­vid­u­al­ized basis, water purifi­ca­tion sys­tems can be installed for the removal of almost any of the poten­tial water qual­i­ty con­cerns you may have. For exam­ple, lead is typ­i­cal­ly removed from drink­ing water with either a reverse osmo­sis water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem or a car­bon fil­ter designed specif­i­cal­ly for the removal of lead from water. Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove dis­solved iron or man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange (see below for more detailed infor­ma­tion on this).  A water soft­en­er will also remove dis­solved lead from the water as well, how­ev­er they are usu­al­ly installed ahead of the pip­ing where the poten­tial for lead leach­ing is most like­ly to occur and is not rec­om­mend­ed for this pur­pose. To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Radon or arsenic in the water requires oth­er tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems. Water test­ing will lead to the right sys­tem design & instal­la­tion.

BAD ODORS & TASTES

chlorine smell and taste in water Danvers, MArotten egg smell in water in Danvers, MAfishy smell in water in Danvers, MA

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 that may be present in the water. For more detailed infor­ma­tion on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

THE AFFECTS OF HARD WATER

Water purification for Danvers, MA

The only way to know how hard your water is by hav­ing it test­ed.  There are on-site test­ing meth­ods that are reli­able or you can have a sam­ple tak­en to a cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. If you have a pri­vate well, there can be a very dif­fer­ent hard­ness lev­el than even the house across the street with a pri­vate well.  Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er. Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted or streaky and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Mag­ne­sium and Cal­ci­um may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.  Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insu­lat­ing the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank cre­at­ing extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el. This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly require ear­ly replace­ment. Hard water can also cause scale build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the home (see pho­to below).

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“The Stain­ers”) can also be found in water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  Depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late, these con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment water fil­tra­tion instal­la­tion.

A water soft­en­er will improve your water great­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.   If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems. The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty. Water soft­en­ers vary, includ­ing up-flow ver­sus down-flow which can make a big dif­fer­ence, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

Water purification system in Danvers, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

Any water purifi­ca­tion sys­tem rec­om­men­da­tion should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry. In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your Dan­vers water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM Danvers, MAwater purification in Danvers, Ma

 H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in MIddleton (Route 114) & Hudson, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.com/publications/.  You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330.

 

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