Hard water in shrewsbury, mass.

hard water in Shrewsbury

HARD WATER SOFTENING

WHEN IS WATER CONSIDERED “HARD WATER”?

Water is considered “hard” when your Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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 Shrewsbury, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Hard water softener in Shrewsbury, MA

                     HIGH EFFICIENCY WATER SOFTENING 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

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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/.

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 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 Shrewsbury, MA

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION 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 Shrewsbury, MA

ARSENIC IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

 

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 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 at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.

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