Hard water contaminants (magnesium & calcium), as well as iron and manganese found in well water supplying homes in Carlisle, MA can be removed with a water softener. While the EPA has no maximum levels set for calcium and magnesium, these minerals can have damaging affects on your home’s plumbing as well as your ability to clean. Hard water interferes with almost every cleaning task, from doing the laundry to washing dishes to taking a shower. Clothing can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dishes and glasses get spotted and a film may build up on shower doors, bathtubs, sinks and faucets. Washing your hair in hard water may leave it feeling sticky and dull. Finally, hard water can cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can lower water pressure throughout the house.
WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENER
A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hardness minerals in your Carlisle well water. To remove particulate iron or manganese, a cartridge filter with proper micron rating will be effective. Depending on the specific situation, this could require a series of filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels in the water. Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms. For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://publications/.
See the following chart which categorizes hard water. Compare your water test results:
OTHER AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER
Some of the affects include corrosion and scaling inside pipes, major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks and destruction of hot water heaters way ahead of their useful life. Aside from some of the affects mentioned above, hard water scale can also build-up inside hot water heaters insulating the temperature sensor inside the tank causing them to work much harder to bring the temperature up to the set level. Without water softening, this will reduce the useful life of your hot water heater and require early replacement.
For a link to the Carlisle Board of Health, go to: Carlisle Board of Health Well Link.