Water softener — hanson, massachusetts

WATER SOFTENING

Water SOFTENER in Hanson, MA

WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER IN HANSON

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“the stain­ers”) can also be found in Han­son water, most­ly in pri­vate wells. These con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late. A water test and analy­sis will deter­mine the best course of action.  A water soft­en­er will improve your water great­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water. If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.

Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er. Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets.  Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy.   Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure.

Water softener Hanson, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP UNCHECKED

Cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.  The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

Water soft­en­ers vary, 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.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

water softener Hanson, MA

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The fol­low­ing chart iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els:

Water Softener for Hanson, MA

THE AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE AND HARD WATER

Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insu­lat­ing the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor inside the tank cre­at­ing extra work to bring the tem­per­a­ture up to the set lev­el.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will like­ly require ear­ly replace­ment.  Some oth­er affects of these con­t­a­m­i­nants include cor­ro­sion and scal­ing inside pipes and major stain­ing through­out the home’s show­ers, bath­tubs, and sinks.  For those using their well water for lawn irri­ga­tion, iron and man­ganese can cause major stain­ing of walk­ways, sid­ing and any­place the water touch­es.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/.

WHAT A WATER SOFTENER REMOVES

A water soft­en­er effec­tive­ly removes dis­solved forms of iron & man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als from the water.  To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, water fil­tra­tion uti­liz­ing a car­tridge fil­ter with prop­er micron rat­ing will be effec­tive.  Depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion, this could require a series of fil­ters with dif­fer­ent size micron rat­ings to han­dle heav­ier lev­els of dif­fer­ent sized par­ti­cles in the water.  Select­ing an 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/.

Hanson, MA water softener

Dis­solved Iron Stain­ing bath­tub

WHAT DOES A WATER SOFTENER NOT REMOVE?

A water soft­en­er will not remove the health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Han­son and will require dif­fer­ent water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies.  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.  Radon can be safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then safe­ly vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to review your water test results and decide which sys­tem is right for you.

BAD TASTES & ODORS, SEDIMENT

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In addi­tion to the above sys­tems, 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 dic­tate the right approach.  For more infor­ma­tion on com­mon bad odors & tastes in New Eng­land water sup­plies, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com.  You can contact us by Email at [email protected] or call us at 800–539-1100.

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