Water softener options — lawrence, mass.

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WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER

WATER SOFTENER EFFECTIVENESS

A water soft­en­er is effec­tive in remov­ing some of the most com­mon con­t­a­m­i­nants found in pri­vate wells or the pub­lic water sup­ply in Lawrence. The main con­t­a­m­i­nants 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.  Up-flow ver­sus down-flow water soft­en­ers are more effec­tive, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in your water.

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Water Softener for hard water in Lawrence, Ma

           WATER HARDNESS LEVELS

THE AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER

Hard water affects include cor­ro­sion and scal­ing inside pipes, as well as major stain­ing through­out the home’s show­ers, bath­tubs, and sinks. Hard water is also noto­ri­ous for destroy­ing 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 orange,rusty or black/brown stain­ing and cor­ro­sion in the home as well. 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 also.  A water fil­tra­tion sys­tem 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/.

Water softener Lawrence, MA

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

Lawrence, MA water softener

    DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

COMMON CONTAMINANTS THAT A WATER SOFTENER WILL NOT REMOVE

Oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants found in North Read­ing 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 safe­ly to the out­side ambi­ent air (see link at http://h2ocare.com/radon-removal/ for more infor­ma­tion).  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 (see the link at http://h2ocare.com/arsenic-removal/ for more infor­ma­tion).  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.

WATER TESTING

Hav­ing a water test per­formed is an impor­tant first step in the process of improv­ing your water qual­i­ty.  With­out a test and analy­sis, the most appro­pri­ate type of water soft­en­er or oth­er water fil­tra­tion sys­tem can­not be deter­mined.  For more on water test­ing, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/water-testing/.

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H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989,with offices in Middleton and Hudson, MA.  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.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 800–539-1100.

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