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hard water in stow

 HARD WATER 

WHAT IS HARD WATER?

Water is considered “hard” when your Stow 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 Stow, 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 Stow

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WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Hard water softener in Stow, MA

 HIGH EFFICIENCY WATER SOFTENER

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. For more on hard water, see hard water epa.

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, see the link at https://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-/.

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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 (439 Main St,) and Middleton, MA.  See our published articles on common regional water problems in Water Technology Magazines at www.h2ocare.com/pub. Contact us at service@h2ocare.com or 800-539-1100.