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WATER SOFTENER FOR REMOVING HARD WATER MINERALS

The EPA has no max­i­mum lev­els set for cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium in drink­ing water.  With­out water soft­en­ing, these min­er­als can have dev­as­tat­ing affects on your home’s plumb­ing as well as your abil­i­ty to clean.  Hard water inter­feres with almost every clean­ing task, includ­ing wash­ing dish­es, laun­dry and tak­ing a show­er. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and 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 scale build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure through­out the house.  Hard water con­t­a­m­i­nants found in the well water sup­ply­ing homes in North Andover , MA can be removed with a water soft­en­er. The main hard water min­er­als are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um. Also com­mon­ly found in North Andover are iron & man­ganese.  The EPA max­i­mum allow­able lev­el 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. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have large affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

There are dif­fer­ent types of water soft­en­ers, includ­ing up-flow (pre­ferred) ver­sus down-flow. This can make a big dif­fer­ence in effec­tive­ness if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in the water. Also, high effi­cien­cy soft­en­ers use much less salt and water in the equipment’s regen­er­a­tion cycle.  For a full dis­cus­sion on what hard water is, see the link at Hard water described

The fol­low­ing chart cat­e­go­rizes hard water lev­els.  Com­pare your test:

Water Softener for North Andover, MA

AFFECTS OF HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

Some 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.  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 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/.  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.

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DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

WHAT DOES A WATER SOFTENER 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 arti­cles in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine at the fol­low­ing link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

North Andover,MA iron in water

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN NORTH ANDOVER DOES A WATER SOFTENER NOT REMOVE?

Oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants found in North Andover pri­vate well water include Radon and Arsenic.  A water soft­en­er (water soft­en­ing) 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 an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114.  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.  H2O Care has been installing and servicing water softeners and other water filtration equipment since 1989.

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