Water purification system – goffstown, nh

Water purification system Goffstown,NH

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM 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.

Water purification Goffstown, NH

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

Water purification for Goffstown, NH

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. For a photo of hard water scale formation on a shower head, click on this link Shower head scale.

Water purification system in Goffstown, NH

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

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 Goffstown 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 Goffstown, NHwater purification in Goffstown, NH

 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 filter options – hampton, nh

water filter Hampton, NH

         WATER FILTER OPTIONS FOR HAMPTON, NH

There are many types and sizes of filters available to address the various types of potential water quality issues experienced in Hampton town water or private wells. There are cartridge style water filters and self cleaning 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.

WATER FILTER CARTRIDGES

water filtration system Hampton, NH

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

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

POINT OF ENTRY, WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTERS

WATER SOFTENERS

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENING SYSTEMS

A water softener is a type of whole house water filtration system that is designed for removing hard water minerals (magnesium & calcium) as well as dissolved iron and manganese from the water.  For water with high levels of iron or manganese (“the stainers”), an “up-flow” water softener is recommended to prevent mineral build-up in the bottom of the water softener.  Also, high efficiency water softeners that are more efficient with both water and salt usage are preferred.

POINT OF ENTRY, WHOLE HOUSE CARBON OR SEDIMENT FILTERS

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BACKWASHABLE CARBON OR SEDIMENT FILTER SYSTEM

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

BAD TASTES & ODORS, SEDIMENT

 chlorine smell and taste in water Hamptonfishy smell in water in Hamptonrotten egg smell in water in Hampton

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 Hampton

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 Hampton

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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H2O Care is an established full service, regional 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 us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.
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WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS – HAMPTON

Water purification – medfield, mass.

whole house water filtration in Medfield, 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 test in Medfield, MA

WATER TESTING

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

Hard water in Medfield, 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.

Hard water Medfield, 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 Medfield 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 Medfield, MAwater purification in Medfield, Ma

 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 softener service & repair – peabody

water filtration equipment service Peabody, MA

    WATER SOFTENER SERVICE & REPAIR

Water softener service is normally recommended annually as well as other water filtration equipment as they typically process thousands of gallons of water per month. To ensure proper operation and to maximize the useful life of your equipment, proper maintenance will provide consistent softened or conditioned water to your home.  It is possible to have interim operational problems (identified later in this report) which can be diagnosed and remedied by the homeowner.  For complicated problems, contacting your water treatment service technician for water softener service is your best option.  See some symptoms of potential problems with your water softener below.

Water Softener for hard water in Peabody, Ma

IF WATER SOFTENER IS NOT WORKING

Check to see if the water softener is “on” and working, that is, that the system has power, then:

  • Check salt tank: Is there salt in the brine tank?  If not, add at least a few bags salt to the tank.
  • Check power to the softener: If the unit uses electricity to run a timer, be sure it’s plugged in to a live outlet and has power. Some water conditioners use a low-voltage transformer to power the control – be sure that device is present, plugged in, and working.  Also, a power failure could cause the timer to be improperly set.  Re-set the day of week and time of day on the water softener timer after an electrical power failure or after the softener has been powered “off” for a time.
  • Check the water softener bypass valve: You want first to see that the water softener is not on “bypass” – is household water flowing through the unit?  This valve is an option and may not be installed on your unit, but there may be standard plumbing valves or globe valves that accomplish the same purpose.
  • Manually regeneration cycle: Then try a manual regeneration cycle – you’ll see on most units a lever you can push on the control box to start that regeneration process.  Note: your home will not be delivered conditioned or softened water while the water softener is in the regeneration cycle, therefore, its best not to use water (or use as little as possible- flushing toilets is OK, etc.) in the home until the regeneration process is complete.  This is why most programmed regeneration is set for late at night when water usage is much less likely.
  • Feel & test the water supply: if you can’t get a lather when bathing the system may not be sufficiently treating the water.
Water softener service & repair Peabody, MA

WATER SOFTENER & SEDIMENT FILTRATION INSTALLATION

OTHER WATER SOFTENER SERVICE & REPAIR SYMPTOMS

Without fully diagnosing, it can be very difficult to determine what is really causing the problem and whether of not a water softener repair is even necessary.  This is where a service technician will be able to trouble shoot the situation and come to a determination and solution to the problem. While there are so many possible symptoms and problems a softener may experience, the following are a few that you may see.

  1.  Excessive salt usage by the system is requiring higher than normal salt tank fill ups
  2.  Stains on home fixtures even though the water softener seems to be running properly
  3.  Mineral discharging from the water softener and into the home’s water supply
  4.  Loss of water pressure in the home’s distribution system downstream from the softener
  5.  Hard water evidence observed right after a regeneration cycle.

water softener service & repair in Peabody, MAwater filtration service and repair in Peabody, MA

H2O Care is an established, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton (Route 114) & 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 photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978-777-8330.

Water softener service & repair – natick, ma

water softener service and repair Natick, MA

    WATER SOFTENER SERVICE

Water softener service is normally recommended annually as well as other water filtration equipment.  It is possible to have interim operational problems (identified later in this report) which can be diagnosed and remedied by the homeowner.  To ensure proper operation and to maximize the useful life of your equipment, proper maintenance will provide consistent softened or conditioned water to your home.  For complicated problems, contacting your water treatment service technician for water softener service is your best option.  See some symptoms of potential problems with your water softener below.

water softener service and repair natick, MA

IF YOUR WATER SOFTENER IS NOT WORKING

Check to see if the water softener is “on” and working, that is, that the system has power, then:

  • Check salt tank: Is there salt in the brine tank?  If not, add at least a few bags salt to the tank.
  • Check power to the softener: If the unit uses electricity to run a timer, be sure it’s plugged in to a live outlet and has power. Some water conditioners use a low-voltage transformer to power the control – be sure that device is present, plugged in, and working.  Also, a power failure could cause the timer to be improperly set.  Re-set the day of week and time of day on the water softener timer after an electrical power failure or after the softener has been powered “off” for a time.
  • Check the water softener bypass valve: You want first to see that the water softener is not on “bypass” – is household water flowing through the unit?  This valve is an option and may not be installed on your unit, but there may be standard plumbing valves or globe valves that accomplish the same purpose.
  • Manually regeneration cycle: Then try a manual regeneration cycle – you’ll see on most units a lever you can push on the control box to start that regeneration process.  Note: your home will not be delivered conditioned or softened water while the water softener is in the regeneration cycle, therefore, its best not to use water (or use as little as possible- flushing toilets is OK, etc.) in the home until the regeneration process is complete.  This is why most programmed regeneration is set for late at night when water usage is much less likely.
  • Feel & test the water supply: if you can’t get a lather when bathing the system may not be sufficiently treating the water.
Water softener service & repair Natick, MA

WATER SOFTENER & SEDIMENT FILTRATION INSTALLATION

OTHER WATER SOFTENER SERVICE & REPAIR SYMPTOMS

Without fully diagnosing, it can be very difficult to determine what is really causing the problem and whether of not a water softener repair is even necessary.  This is where a service technician will be able to trouble shoot the situation and come to a determination and solution to the problem. While there are so many possible symptoms and problems a softener may experience, the following are a few that you may see.

  1.  Excessive salt usage by the system is requiring higher than normal salt tank fill ups
  2.  Stains on home fixtures even though the water softener seems to be running properly
  3.  Mineral discharging from the water softener and into the home’s water supply
  4.  Loss of water pressure in the home’s distribution system downstream from the softener
  5.  Hard water evidence observed right after a regeneration cycle.

water softener service & repair in Natick, MAwater filtration service and repair in Natick, MA

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 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.   Note: New Hudson, MA office to open in May, 2017 on Route 62 (Main St.).  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100.
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