Water filter options — swansea, massachusetts

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               WATER FILTER SOLUTIONS

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

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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 with a service depot in Plymouth.  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.

Whole house water filtration — swansea, mass.

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SOLUTIONS

There are var­i­ous types and sizes of whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tems avail­able to address poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues expe­ri­enced in Swansea, Mass­a­chu­setts town water or well water. Not only is match­ing the right tech­nol­o­gy impor­tant, but also siz­ing the sys­tem to meet the water usage demands of your home is very impor­tant. Addi­tion­al­ly, 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 which will process thou­sands of gal­lons of water per month.

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, chlo­rine lev­el), 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 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.   If the main con­cern is chlo­rine lev­els, bad taste & odor, a sys­tem which looks sim­i­lar to a water soft­en­er but con­tains acti­vat­ed car­bon media inside will address this prob­lem and improve water through­out the home .

BAD ODORS & TASTES IN YOUR WATERfishy smell in water in Swansea, MArotten egg smell in water Swansea, MAchlorine smell and taste in water Swansea, MA

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.

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.

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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.

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 wit offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA and 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  call us at 800–539-1100.
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              WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Water filter options — shirley, massachusetts

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         WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTER OPTIONS 

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

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   WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

WATER FILTER CARTRIDGES

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       VARIOUS WATER FILTER TYPES

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 CARTRIDGES, 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 oth­er types of water fil­ter car­tridges avail­able for spe­cif­ic pur­pos­es such as low pH or pipe cor­ro­sion pre­vent­ing.   Your water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al may rec­om­mend one of these depend­ing on your sit­u­a­tion.

WHOLE HOUSE, POINT OF ENTRY 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 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 fishy smell in water Clintonrotten egg smell in water Clinton, MAchlorine smell and taste in water Clinton, MA

In addi­tion to the above sys­tems described, there are many oth­er types of sys­tems to remove bad tastes & odors, sed­i­ment and many oth­er objec­tion­able min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants 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 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 Clinton, 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 arsenic in water Clinton, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989 (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.

 

Whole house water filtration — shirley, ma

Whole house water filtration systems Shirley, MA

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR SHIRLEY, MASSACHUSETTS

Var­i­ous types and sizes of whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tems are avail­able to address poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues expe­ri­enced in Shirley, 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. 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.

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    WATER FILTRATION OPTIONSSHIRLEY

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 IN YOUR WATERfishy smell in water in Shirley, MArotten egg smell in water in Shirley, MAchlorine smell and taste in water Shirley, MA

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 sys­tem 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.

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.

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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.

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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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.  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.

Water filter options — mendon, massachusetts

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              WATER FILTER FOR MENDON

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

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WATER FILTER CARTRIDGES

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       VARIOUS WATER FILTER TYPES

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 CARTRIDGES, 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 oth­er types of water fil­ter car­tridges avail­able for spe­cif­ic pur­pos­es such as low pH or pipe cor­ro­sion pre­vent­ing.   Your water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al may rec­om­mend one of these depend­ing on your sit­u­a­tion.

WHOLE HOUSE, POINT OF ENTRY 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 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.

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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 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 FILTRATION FOR OTHER 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.

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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.

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC

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