WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER, IRON AND MANGANESE
The most commonly found water quality issues in private wells in Carver are Manganese, and the hard water minerals Calcium and Magnesium. While Radon and Arsenic are less likely to be found, they should be tested for. While naturally occurring, the effects of these contaminants on your home’s water can either cause potential health concerns or aesthetic and other problems. Water testing by a certified laboratory is an important first step in determining the proper approach to provide your home with reliably safe, good quality water. For more detailed information on this, visit our website at http://h2ocare.com/water-testing/.
Manganese and Iron are naturally occurring minerals commonly found in New England’s water supply. Together, they are commonly referred to as “The Stainers” in the water treatment industry and can be effectively removed with a water softener system through Ion Exchange technology. Hard water minerals can also be removed with water softeners. Hard water is evidenced by white scale build-up on plumbing fixtures, and difficulty in creating lather with soaps, shampoos and detergents (requiring the use of more). Soft water makes a significant and noticeable difference in cleaning, showering, shampooing your hair and cleaning your skin.
BAD ODORS & TASTES
In addition to the above systems described, whether you are on a private well or public water supply, there are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants that may be present in the water. For more detailed information on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.
WATER SOFTENER NEED DETERMINED BY WATER TESTING
If you have a private well, water testing should be conducted by an EPA or Massachusetts state certified laboratory and should include analysis for at least the parameters in the table below. Depending on your specific situation, testing for a wider range of potential contaminants may be advisable. If you are uncertain as to how to take a proper sample and get it to a lab, you should contact a lab or water treatment professional for assistance. If your water is town supplied, they frequently test for health threat contaminants, therefore, an in-home water test can be performed on items such as iron, hard water minerals, manganese, pH or chlorine level. Typical items tested for at a lab are as follows:
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