WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION – BOSTON

Whole house water filtration systems for Boston, MA

  WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS 

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

The Boston water supply and many surrounding cities and towns are supplied by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). The latest available Annual Water Quality Report can be viewed at the following link MWRA Annual Report. Treated water must travel a long distance to its eventual points of use which may cause taste & odor issues as well as various types of staining in sinks, toilets, showers and other plumbing fixtures.  You may experience taste and odor issues that are commonly associated with chloramine (a chlorine, ammonia compound), which is used as secondary disinfection for bacterial growth as it travels through the distribution system.

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.

BAD ODORS & TASTES chlorine smell and taste in water in bOSTON, MAfishy smell in water in Boston, marotten egg smell in water in Boston, MA

There are various types of whole house water filtration 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 detailed information on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water.

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

 

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         WATER FILTRATION OPTIONS

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION – LAWRENCE, MA

Whole house water filtration systems for METHUEN, MA

  WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS 

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

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

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENER 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.

BAD ODORS & TASTES chlorine smell and taste in water in Lawrence, MAfishy smell in water in Lawrence, marotten egg smell in water in Lawrence, MA

In addition to the above system 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. For more detailed information on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR REGIONAL HEALTH THREATS

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 Lawrence, 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 in water in Lawrence

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts 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, 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 by email us at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100.
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              WATER FILTER OPTIONS

WATER SOFTENER – NATICK, MASS.

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WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER

WATER SOFTENER EFFECTIVENESS

A water softener is effective in removing some of the most common contaminants found in private wells or the public water supply in Natick. The main issues are the hard water minerals magnesium and calcium and possibly iron or manganese.. Small amounts of these minerals can have large affects on your home’s water quality. The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million. The EPA maximum allowable level for manganese as a secondary contaminant is .05 parts per million. As you can see, these are very small amounts, but their affects can create quite an impact. Water softening will be very effective if you have hard water, iron or manganese in your water.  Up-flow versus down-flow water softeners are more effective, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in your water.

Compare your test results to this chart:

Water Softener for hard water in Natick, Ma

           WATER HARDNESS LEVELS

THE AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER

Hard water affects include corrosion and scaling inside pipes, as well as major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks. Hard water is also notorious for destroying hot water heaters way ahead of their useful life (scale build-up inside hot water heaters can insulate the temperature sensor inside the tank causing them to work much harder to bring the temperature up to the set level).  Iron and manganese in water can create orange,rusty or black/brown staining and corrosion in the home as well. Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water, however this may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water also.  A water filtration system specifically for this problem is effective in correcting this.  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 Natick, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE LEFT UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hard water 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 filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels in the water.  Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms.  For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/.

Natick, MA water softener

    DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

 

WATER TESTING

Having a water test performed is an important first step in the process of improving your water quality. Without a test and analysis, the most appropriate type of water softener or other water filtration system cannot be determined. For more on water testing, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/water-testing/.

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989,with offices in Hudson and Middleton, 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.  H2O Care has been installing and servicing water softeners and other water filtration equipment since 1989.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-539-1100.

WATER SOFTENER – NORTH READING, MASS.

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WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER

WATER SOFTENER EFFECTIVENESS

A water softener is effective in removing some of the most common contaminants found in private wells or the public water supply in North Reading. The main contaminants are iron & manganese as well as the hard water minerals magnesium and calcium. Small amounts of these minerals can have large affects on your home’s water quality. The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million. The EPA maximum allowable level for manganese as a secondary contaminant is .05 parts per million. As you can see, these are very small amounts, but their affects can create quite an impact. Water softening will be very effective if you have hard water, iron or manganese in your well water.  Up-flow versus down-flow water softeners are more effective, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in your water.

Compare your test results to this chart:

Water Softener for hard water in North Reading, Ma

           WATER HARDNESS LEVELS

THE AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER

Hard water affects include corrosion and scaling inside pipes, as well as major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks. Hard water is also notorious for destroying hot water heaters way ahead of their useful life (scale build-up inside hot water heaters can insulate the temperature sensor inside the tank causing them to work much harder to bring the temperature up to the set level).  Iron and manganese in water can create orange,rusty or black/brown staining and corrosion in the home as well. Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water, however this may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water also.  A water filtration system specifically for this problem is effective in correcting this.  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 North Reading, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP LEFT UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hard water 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 filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels in the water.  Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms.  For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/.

North Reading, MA water softener

    DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

COMMON CONTAMINANTS THAT A WATER SOFTENER WILL NOT REMOVE

Other contaminants found in North Reading well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener (water softening) will not remove these health threat contaminants.  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 safely to the outside ambient air (see link at http://h2ocare.com/radon-removal/ for more information).  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply (see the link at http://h2ocare.com/arsenic-removal/ for more information).  Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic.  Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

WATER TESTING

Having a water test performed is an important first step in the process of improving your water quality.  Without a test and analysis, the most appropriate type of water softener or other water filtration system cannot be determined.  For more on water testing, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/water-testing/.

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989,with offices in Hudson and Middleton, 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.  H2O Care has been installing and servicing water softeners and other water filtration equipment since 1989.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-539-1100.

WATER SOFTENER – PLAINVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS

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WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER

WATER SOFTENER EFFECTIVENESS

A water softener is effective in removing some of the most common contaminants found in private wells or town water supplying homes in Plainville. The main contaminants are iron & manganese as well as the hard water minerals magnesium and calcium. Small amounts of these minerals can have large affects on your home’s water quality. The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million. The EPA maximum allowable level for manganese as a secondary contaminant is .05 parts per million. As you can see, these are very small amounts, but their affects can create quite an impact. Water softening will be very effective if you have hard water, iron or manganese in your well water.  Up-flow versus down-flow water softeners are more effective, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in your water.

Compare your test results to this chart:

Water Softener for hard water in Plainville, Ma

           WATER HARDNESS LEVELS

THE AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER

Hard water affects include corrosion and scaling inside pipes, as well as major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks. Hard water is also notorious for destroying hot water heaters way ahead of their useful life (scale build-up inside hot water heaters can insulate the temperature sensor inside the tank causing them to work much harder to bring the temperature up to the set level).  Iron and manganese in water can create orange,rusty or black/brown staining and corrosion in the home as well. Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water, however this may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water also.  A water filtration system specifically for this problem is effective in correcting this.  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 Plainville, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE LEFT UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hard water 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 filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels in the water.  Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms.  For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/.

Plainville, MA water softener

    DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

COMMON CONTAMINANTS THAT A WATER SOFTENER WILL NOT REMOVE

Other contaminants found in Plainville well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water softener (water softening) will not remove these health threat contaminants.  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 safely to the outside ambient air (see link at http://h2ocare.com/radon-removal/ for more information).  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply (see the link at http://h2ocare.com/arsenic-removal/ for more information).  Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic.  Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

WATER TESTING

Having a water test performed is an important first step in the process of improving your water quality.  Without a test and analysis, the most appropriate type of water softener or other water filtration system cannot be determined.  For more on water testing, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/water-testing/.

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989,with offices in Hudson and Middleton, 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.  H2O Care has been installing and servicing water softeners and other water filtration equipment since 1989.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-539-1100.
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