Water filter options — walpole, mass

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       WATER FILTER FOR WALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS

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

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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 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 test in York, Maine

     WATER PURIFICATION OPTIONS

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS

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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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 hard water affects sec­tion 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 York, ME

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 York 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 York, MEwater purification in York, Maine

 H2O Care is an established, regional water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 .  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 — rockland, mass

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   WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM 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

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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.  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 micron rat­ed 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.

Hard water Rockland, 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 Rock­land 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.  For the annu­al water qual­i­ty report, see the link at Annu­al Report 2016.

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 H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, 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 test — rockland, massachusetts

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                   WATER TEST OPTIONS

Water test analy­sis 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 > pH > Iron > Total Dis­solved Solids (TDS) > Alka­lin­i­ty > 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.

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      WATER TESTING

WATER TEST REQUIRING 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.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 test­ing lev­els (see link just below) 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

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                                 pH CHART

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.

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H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA and a service depot in Plymouth.  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 us at 800–539-1100.

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Whole house water filtration systems for Rockland, MA

   WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS 

Whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tems are very effec­tive in address­ing poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues expe­ri­enced in Rock­land, Mass­a­chu­setts town water or well water. Not only is match­ing the right tech­nology impor­tant, siz­ing the sys­tem to meet the water usage demands of your home is also key. Last­ly, a pro­fes­sion­al­ly plumbed sys­tem is also crit­i­cal as well as main­te­nance of the sys­tem through­out the years to opti­mize the use­ful life and prop­er func­tion­ing of your new equip­ment.

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

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER 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.

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

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

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, MA with a service depot in Plymouth, 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 800–539-1100.
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