HARD WATER WAKEFIELD, MA

Hard Water Solutions

Water is considered “hard” when your Wakefield water contains higher levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium.  It makes cleaning clothes more difficult,  streaks on dishes and glasses, scaling on faucets and shower heads and makes cleaning your hair and skin well a challenge.  It can also damage your home’s piping distribution system if not corrected. There are high efficiency filtration solutions that will condition your water by removing these  water minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process.

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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), 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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Damaging Scale

WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

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Water Softener with Sediment Filtration

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 & TASTE

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Sediment & Carbon Filtration

In addition to the above systems described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  If you are experiencing a rotten egg smell in water, you likely have hydrogen sulfide in your well water or possibly a high level of manganese.  A water test and analysis will lead to the best approach.  For more information on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at https://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste. 

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H2O Care is an established Middleton, MA based full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 with an additional office in Hudson, MA.  See our published articles in Water Technology Magazines at www.h2ocare.com  Contact us at service@h2ocare.com or 800-539-1100.