Water softener for sterling, massachusetts

Water softener in Sterling, MA

WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER

WATER SOFTENER INSTALLATION IN STERLING

A water soft­en­er is effec­tive in remov­ing some of the most com­mon con­t­a­m­i­nants found in pri­vate wells sup­ply­ing homes in Ster­ling. 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 (300 ppb). The EPA max­i­mum allow­able lev­el for man­ganese as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .05 parts per mil­lion (50 ppb). 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 most effec­tive, par­tic­u­lar­ly if there are ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron or man­ganese in your water.

Water Softener for hard water in Sterling, Ma

THE 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. 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 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 Sterling, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE LEFT UNCHECKED

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: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Sterling, MA water softener

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT OTHER CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN STERLING WILL A WATER SOFTENER NOT REMOVE?

Oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants found in Ster­ling well water may 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.  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 with an additional office at 439 Main Street, 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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