There are various types and sizes of water filtration systems available to address potential water quality issues experienced in Newton. Not only is matching the right technology important, sizing the system to meet the water usage demands of your home is also paramount to specifying the right system. Additionally, a professionally plumbed system is critical as well as maintenance of the system throughout the years to optimize the useful life and consistent performance of your new equipment.
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.
WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS
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”), a “down-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 IN WATER
In addition to the above system described, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water. Reverse osmosis is an extremely effective water purification process for drinking water. For more detail on bad tastes & odors, see the link at https://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste/ Starting with a water test will lead to the right approach.
H2O Care is a Massachusetts based, full service water filtration and testing organization originally formed in 1989 (previously the Residential Systems Group of Atlas Watersystems, Inc.). See our published articles in Water Technology Magazines at www.h2ocare.com. Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.