Hard water in concord, massachusetts

HARD WATER in Concord, MA

HARD WATER SOFTENING 

WHAT IS HARD WATER?

Water is con­sid­ered “hard” when your Con­cord water con­tains high­er lev­els of dis­solved cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium. Hard water makes clean­ing clothes more dif­fi­cult, cre­ates streak­ing on dish­es and glass­es, and makes clean­ing your hair and skin well a chal­lenge.  Hard water can also dam­age your home’s pip­ing dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem if not cor­rect­ed. Hard water makes it hard to clean.There are high effi­cien­cy fil­tra­tion solu­tions that will con­di­tion your hard water by remov­ing these hard water min­er­als through the proven ion exchange water soft­en­ing process.  Based on the 2016 Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report for the town of Con­cord, MA, hard­ness lev­els vary but have reached as high as 110 parts per mil­lion, which means the water can be mod­er­ate­ly hard.  Chlo­rine is also used as a dis­in­fec­tant in the water which may cause a chlo­rine smell in the water (which can be removed with a car­bon based fil­tra­tion sys­tem).

Water Softener for hard water in Concord, Ma

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.

Hard water in Concord

DAMAGING HARD WATER BUILD-UP UNCHECKED

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Hard water softener in Concord, MA

                    HIGH EFFICIENCY 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.

WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION FOR OTHER CONTAMINANTS

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.

Hard water softening in Concord, MA

RADON IN WATER REMOVAL SYSTEM

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.

Hard water softening in Concord, MA

ARSENIC IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

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 lead to the right approach.  For more infor­ma­tion on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

Hard water softening in Concord

hard water in Concord
H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based, 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, 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 by email at [email protected] or call us at 800–539-1100.

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