Water softener or water filtration system options can be very effective in improving water quality in Dedham, MA. If you have a private well, it is highly recommended that you get your water tested and analyzed. This is the only way to identify whether or not you should be considering a water filtration system or a water softener. Information on the public water supply is available in the town’s annual report. See the link identified in a later section of this write-up.
WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS
Water softeners are typically installed to remove dissolved hard water minerals (calcium and magnesium) and dissolved iron or manganese in the water through a technology called Ion Exchange. To remove particulate iron or manganese, a properly sized sediment filter is required. Hard water may result in scaling on plumbing fixtures and inside pipes, dull laundry, streaky glasses & dishware and will make it “harder to clean” than with soft water. For more information on hard water, see the link at the Water Quality Association website at Perceptible-Issues/Scale-Deposits.
BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATER
For more on the removal of other bad odors and tastes in water, such as fishy, metallic, musty, etc., see the link at http://bad-odor-taste-water. Chlorine can be removed with a carbon filtration system while removing other bad tastes and odor.
Any water filtration system or water softener recommendation should start with a water test before an informed decision can be made. To determine what type of water testing to have performed and how to take a proper sample, call a water treatment professional or a state certified laboratory.
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