Hard water in plymouth, massachusetts

hard water in plymouth, ma



Water is con­sid­ered hard when your Ply­mouth 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.

Water Softener for hard water in Plymouth, Mass

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 Plymouth, MA



Hard water softener in Plymouth, MA


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.


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 a whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tem that aer­ates and 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 Plymouth, MA

Radon in water removal sys­tem

Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home by installing a whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tem com­posed of  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 Plymouth, MA

Whole house water fil­tra­tion to remove arsenic from water

In addi­tion to the above sys­tems described, there are many oth­er types whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tems or “point of use” sys­tems to remove bad tastes & odors, sed­i­ment and many oth­er objec­tion­able min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants in the water. A rot­ten egg smell in water is like­ly the result of hydro­gen sul­fide in your water sup­ply.  This can be eas­i­ly reme­died with a whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tem.  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 Plymouth

hard water in Plymouth, MA
 H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based, full service 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, 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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