WATER SOFTENER SERVICE & REPAIR – PEABODY

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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.

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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.

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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

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    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.

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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 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.

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM – NEEDHAM, MA

WATER PURIFICATION NEEDHAM, 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.  For the Needham town water supply, see the latest Annual Water Quality Report at the link: http://www.needhamma.gov/index.aspx?NID=298

 water purification system, Needham, MA

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

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 (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

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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 Needham, 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 water quality in Needham 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.

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 H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton (Route 114) & Hudson, MA (Route 62).  Articles published by the Company can be seen on our website at http://h2ocare.com/publications/.  You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978-777-8330

WATER PURIFICATION – HARVARD, MASS.

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       WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS

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 purification system, harvard, MA

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

Water purification for Harvard, 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 Harvard, 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 Harvard 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 Harvard, MAwater purification in Harvard, 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 – LINCOLN, MASS.

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   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 public 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 and analysis should begin the process of determining the appropriate technologies and systems to meet the goal of the end user.

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 (see photo below) 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.

 water purification system, Lincoln, MA

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

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 Lincoln, 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 Lincoln, 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln, MAWater purification in Lincoln, Ma

 H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson, MA (439 Main St.) & MIddleton, MA (Route 114) .  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.
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