water softener in Manchester, MA

Water Softener Solutions

A water softener is effective in removing some of the most common contaminants found in water supplying homes in Manchester. The main culprits are iron & manganese as well as the hard water minerals magnesium and calcium. Small amounts of these minerals can have large affects on your home’s water quality. The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million.The EPA maximum allowable level for manganese as a secondary contaminant is .05 parts per million. As you can see, these are very small amounts, but their affects can create quite an impact. Water Softening will be very effective if you have hard water, iron or manganese in your well water.

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Water Softener with Sediment Filtration

AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER

Hard water 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 (scale build-up inside hot water heaters can insulate the temperature sensor inside the tank causing them to work much harder to bring the temperature up to the set level). Iron and manganese in water can create rusty or black/brown staining and corrosion in the home as well.

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Damaging Scale

WHAT DO WATER SOFTENERS REMOVE?

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

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Dissolved Iron Staining

For the removal of bad odors and taste from your water, see the link at https://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste/.  For more information on hard water, see hard water epa.

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA with an additional office in Stow, MA. See our published articles in Water Technology Magazines at http://h2ocare.com/pub. Contact us at service@h2ocare.com or 800-539-1100.