Water softener solutions- maynard, massachusetts

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WATER SOFTENER SOLUTIONS

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 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.  Also com­mon­ly found in Stow 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 man­ganese or iron in the water. Addi­tion­al­ly, high effi­cien­cy soft­en­ers use much less salt and water in the equipment’s regen­er­a­tion cycle. 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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