Water softener solutions- maynard, massachusetts

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  WATER SOFTENER 

Hard water contaminants found in water supplying homes in Maynard, MA can be removed with a water softener. The main hard water minerals are magnesium and calcium. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has no maximum levels set for calcium and magnesium in drinking water. Without water softening, these minerals can have negative 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.

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.

On town water supplies that chlorinate, but also contain hardness minerals, iron or manganese, there is a duel purpose (stack system) combination unit that can remove the chlorine while also softening the water. For a full discussion on hard water, see the link at Hard water described.

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

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THE 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. 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.  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 link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/.

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DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP UN-CHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

Water softeners are 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 regarding Iron and Manganese in water, see link to articles in Water Technology Magazine at: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

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   DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

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Formed in 1989, H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA.  Articles published by the Company regarding regional water contaminants can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at http://www.h2ocare.com.  We can be reached by phone at 800-539-1100 or by emailing us at [email protected]

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