Water softener – georgetown, mass

Georgetown,Ma water softener

WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

There are different types of water softeners, including up-flow versus down-flow which can make a big difference, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in the water. Water softening will greatly improve your water if you have hard water minerals, iron or manganese present. The main hard water minerals found in water are magnesium and calcium (the hardness minerals), while iron and manganese (“The stainers”) are also commonly found in Georgetown, MA water. These common contaminants found in Georgetown water can be removed with a water softener and/or a properly specified sediment filter depending on whether the forms are particulate or in solution.

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Calcium and magnesium can have devastating affects on your home’s plumbing as well as your ability to clean, even though the EPA has no published limits on these. Hard water interferes with almost every cleaning task, from doing the laundry to washing dishes to taking a shower. Clothes 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. Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can lower water pressure throughout the house. The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million and for manganese is .05 parts per million as secondary contaminants. Small amounts of these minerals can have very noticeable, even devastating affects on your home’s water quality.

The following is a hard water measurement chart.  Compare your water test results:

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OTHER AFFECTS OF HARD WATER, IRON AND MANGANESE

Hard water scale can build-up inside hot water heaters insulating the temperature sensor inside the tank creating much extra work to bring the temperature up to the set level.  This will reduce the life of your hot water heater and likely require early replacement.  Some other affects of these contaminants 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.   Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water, however this may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well.  A water filtration specifically for this problem is effective in correcting this.  For those using their well water for outside lawn irrigation, iron and manganese can cause major staining of outside walkways, house siding and anyplace the water touches.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/.

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DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WHAT A WATER SOFTENER WILL REMOVE

A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hardness minerals. 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 our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/.

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DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

A WATER SOFTENER WILL NOT REMOVE

Radon and Arsenic are other contaminants that may be found in Georgetown private well water.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber, then venting it to the outside ambient air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply. Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

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H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, with offices in Middleton, MA on route 114 and Hudson, MA (Rte. 62).  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page. We can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 978-777-8330.

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